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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 10 units
  • 110 guided learning hours
Purchasing and Materials Handling

It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

Learning the skills needed to ensure that purchases made on behalf of your company or as the purchasing manager requires specific skills and knowledge.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma

Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Purchasing and Materials Handling Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit One

The Need For Purchasing

The Nature And The Objectives Of The Purchasing Function

The Importance Of The Purchasing Function

Important Purchasing Situations

Purchasing Procedures

Materials Management

Logistics Management

The JIT System Of Materials Management

Kanban

The Materials Requirement Planning System

Purchasing Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Materials Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Planning As An Element Of Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Two

The Concept Of Quality

The Planning Of Quality

Quality Assurance

The Description Of Quality

The Control Of Quality

Sample Inspection

Unit Three

Price Determination As A Purchasing Activity

Price Determination By The Supplier

Different Marketing Forms

The Influence Of Government On Price Determination

The Planning Of Purchasing Prices

Information For Planning Purchasing Prices

Objectives For Price Determination

The Price Policy Of The Purchasing Function

Control Over Purchasing Prices

Cost Reduction As A Control Technique

Price Indices As A Control Technique

Supplier Selection

Unit Four

Introduction

The Scope Of The Stores Department

Types Of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department As A Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing And Stores Department

Staff And Customer Relations

Unit Five

Siting A Store Or Stockyard

Transport And Distribution Of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types Of Building

Detailed Consideration Of Storage Accommodation

Fire And Firefighting

Unit Six

Layout Of Buildings

Storage Policies

Flow Of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Seven

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims Of Stock Control

Types Of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control - Finished Stocks

Work Of The Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types Of Stock Taking

Discrepancies And Determination Of Errors

Unit Eight

Financial Control Of Stock

Stores Costs And Budgets

Methods Of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation For Final Accounts

Unit Nine

Materials Flow Activities

Incoming Transport

Negotiation

The Characteristics Of Negotiation

When Negotiation Is Used

The Negotiating Process

Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Advantages Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Managements

The Planning Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Organisation Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Operational Area Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Control Over Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Ten

International Purchasing

The Management Of International Purchasing

International Purchasing Procedure And Activities

Implementation Of International Purchasing

Countertrade

The Purchasing Of Capital Equipment

Capital Goods And Leasing

Retail Buying

The Control And Evaluation Of Retail Buying

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Purchasing and Materials Handling

It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

Learning the skills needed to ensure that purchases made on behalf of your company or as the purchasing manager requires specific skills and knowledge.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma

Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Purchasing and Materials Handling Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit One

The Need For Purchasing

The Nature And The Objectives Of The Purchasing Function

The Importance Of The Purchasing Function

Important Purchasing Situations

Purchasing Procedures

Materials Management

Logistics Management

The JIT System Of Materials Management

Kanban

The Materials Requirement Planning System

Purchasing Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Materials Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Planning As An Element Of Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Two

The Concept Of Quality

The Planning Of Quality

Quality Assurance

The Description Of Quality

The Control Of Quality

Sample Inspection

Unit Three

Price Determination As A Purchasing Activity

Price Determination By The Supplier

Different Marketing Forms

The Influence Of Government On Price Determination

The Planning Of Purchasing Prices

Information For Planning Purchasing Prices

Objectives For Price Determination

The Price Policy Of The Purchasing Function

Control Over Purchasing Prices

Cost Reduction As A Control Technique

Price Indices As A Control Technique

Supplier Selection

Unit Four

Introduction

The Scope Of The Stores Department

Types Of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department As A Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing And Stores Department

Staff And Customer Relations

Unit Five

Siting A Store Or Stockyard

Transport And Distribution Of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types Of Building

Detailed Consideration Of Storage Accommodation

Fire And Firefighting

Unit Six

Layout Of Buildings

Storage Policies

Flow Of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Seven

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims Of Stock Control

Types Of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control - Finished Stocks

Work Of The Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types Of Stock Taking

Discrepancies And Determination Of Errors

Unit Eight

Financial Control Of Stock

Stores Costs And Budgets

Methods Of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation For Final Accounts

Unit Nine

Materials Flow Activities

Incoming Transport

Negotiation

The Characteristics Of Negotiation

When Negotiation Is Used

The Negotiating Process

Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Advantages Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Managements

The Planning Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Organisation Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Operational Area Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Control Over Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Ten

International Purchasing

The Management Of International Purchasing

International Purchasing Procedure And Activities

Implementation Of International Purchasing

Countertrade

The Purchasing Of Capital Equipment

Capital Goods And Leasing

Retail Buying

The Control And Evaluation Of Retail Buying

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
SALE ends in:
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