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The Welsh Government is working with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply to fund another Corporate Award Practitioner programme in 2022.

First published:
30 May 2022
Last updated:

The course will be delivered virtually by CIPS using Zoom for course delivery.

The corporate award study route is assignment-based, consisting of 5 modules with an assignment required at the end of each module in the place of an exam. The course content is tailored for the Welsh public sector to ensure it is relevant and reflects Welsh procurement policies and wider Welsh Government strategies and drivers. This programme is only available to new entrants. Therefore, if you are currently part way through studying the CIPS programme at an existing Welsh university, you will be unable to apply. This is to preserve the existing intake of students at our Welsh HE institutions.

The CIPS corporate award forms part of the Welsh Government’s capacity and capability programme. The programme aims to provide staff with professional development opportunities, creates professionals of the future, addresses the capacity issues faced across the profession and raises the profile of procurement in Wales.

How to apply

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and conditions. To apply, please complete the expression of interest (EOI) form and Learner Agreement below by email to: CommercialCapability@gov.wales by 5pm on Friday 29th July 2022.

A small team of commercial procurement staff will review the applications received and agree final student places to ensure a good sector and geographical spread. If we receive a higher number of EOIs from one organisation / sector, we may ask for the number of applications to be reduced.

Conditions for application

The conditions of application can be found in the Learner Agreement attached. Please ensure you read these carefully as you will be required to sign and return the Learner Agreement upon application as confirmation of your acceptance to the terms.

Further details on the CIPS Corporate Award programme.