UCL Human Resources


Commercial Procurement and Supply Professional Development

Development programmes for UCL staff responsible for procurement of goods and services who wish to develop their expertise and gain a qualification and professional recognition.

What is it?

This Professional Development Programme is fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy and provides structured training allowing you to enhance your career prospects through the development of valuable skills and gain a recognised qualification and professional accreditation (CIPS).

We offer the following programme to eligible UCL staff:

Who is it for? 

The programmes are designed for those who work in a procurement role who wish to further develop their expertise.

These opportunities are open to UCL staff who have successfully completed their probationary period and are on a permanent contract. It is essential that line-manager approval and commitment is confirmed as part of the application process, as approximately 20% of the time will be spent in ‘off the job’ training.

Some programmes have specific essential eligibility criteria and requirements and those with previous related qualifications will need to check eligibility before making an application.

How do I apply? 

If you think this programme is relevant to your role, you should discuss this with your line manager. It is crucial that you understand the content of the programme, the benefits and the required time commitment.

This programme is delivered by our training provider APA Procurement and Supply.

You and your line manager are advised to review all the information to ensure that this programme is suitable for you. 

These programmes are occupationally related meaning that you need to be in a role that provides scope for you to apply your learning.