Please see below what CIPS and some of our clients have to say about us:

"When the opportunity arose to undertake CIPS qualifications, I opted to study with APA and started with the Level 3 Advanced Certificate, so that I had a good foundation and the confidence to move onto the Level 4 Diploma.  This approach worked for me, as I have completed Level 3 and near the end of Level 4.

Throughout my studies, the support and guidance from Anne, my tutor, has been and continues to be excellent.  Anne’s knowledge and experience is extensive, which helps when bringing theories to life in lessons.

The lessons and the materials that are provided offer the right level of structure and support for the qualifications.  

I plan to continue my studies with APA until I am MCIPS qualified and cannot recommend APA highly enough!" Tracie Robinson, Commercial and Supply Chain Team Leader, St. James's Place Wealth Management 

"APA Procurement Training Ltd continue to meet and even exceed the requirements for certification to Centre of Excellence. An experienced and well-qualified teaching team, supported by simple, but effective management systems lead to excellent results and learner feedback."" CIPS audit report May 2020

“I wanted to say thanks to Ian and Anne for all the help and lessons over the years, I wouldn’t have got through this without them and I genuinely enjoyed. It’s really helped me in my role and I have taken a lot from it In my day to day work.” Darren Todd, Senior Global Commodity Manager, Dyson

A huge thanks to the APA team who have been so supportive and have helped our Apprentice progress to where he is today. I cannot fault you as a training provider! Lisa Middleton MCIPS Procurement Manager


“After a number of years working within a commercial and procurement role, I chose to supplement my skills and experience by embarking on the CIPs qualifications.  Although studying was not new to me, having already achieved a bachelor and masters degrees, I had never taken on this level of study whilst working full time, having the demands of a young family and also dealing with the challenges of a pandemic.  I am now in my final few exams of Level 6 and will soon be MCIPS qualified. 

APA made this possible! 

They provided outstanding support and direction throughout the levels of qualifications, from structured lessons, engaging group discussions, comprehensive training notes and focused revision and support for each exam.  This has allowed me to achieve amazing results which I am sure would have been so much more difficult to achieve through a self-study programme.  APA have given me the building blocks of the skills and knowledge that I am already seeing is strengthening my career and which will only go from strength to strength once I have gained my chartered status.” Clare Lacey | Assistant Head of Commercial – Support Transfer | UK Ministry of Defence

 I have very much enjoyed working with you and APA over the last few years - it has been interesting and rewarding and our sessions and learnings also often served as a welcome opportunity to consider our practices away from day-to-day business pressures. It has been very useful to think about not only the subject of Procurement and Supply, but also wider business contexts and theories. Oliver Hall, MCIPS, Commercial Director, Allmanhall

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