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UCL's Procurement and Sustainability team are happy to share a number of relevant training courses for individuals or small groups on a range of procurement related topics.

If you want to learn more, please email procurement@ucl.ac.uk to discuss your needs.

Training

Provider

Description

Time

Level

Procurement

 

Intro to Sustainable Procurement

HEPA

This course gives a high level overview of sustainable procurement in the HE sector.

2 h

All staff

Embedding Sustainable Procurement

Supply Chain Sustainability School

This module explains what sustainable procurement is, how it can benefit your business, and takes you through ISO 20400, the new international standard for sustainable procurement. This will benefit anyone involved in procurement as it provides an insight into using the power of supply chains to deliver sustainable outcomes.

1 h

All staff,

Procurement staff,

buyers

Advance Sustainable Procurement

HEPA

This course follows on from the course 'Intro to Sustainable Procurement' which is also on HEPA’s e-learning platform. It provides an overview of sustainable procurement through ISO20400.

1 h

Procurement staff

Doing Tenders

 

Writing a Specification

HEPA

This course give the basics on how to write a procurement specification for going to market.

1 h

All staff, Contract managers,
Buters

Contract Management

 

Contract Management - New

HEPA

This course provides an understanding of what category management is, the benefits to a university and how to begin implementing category management in your own university.

1 h

All Staff,

Contract managers

Contract Management - Advanced

HEPA

This course has been designed for members of procurement teams in universities looking to improve their approach to contract and supplier management. It will also be useful to those new to contract management across your institution.

1 h

Contract managers

Risk Management

 

Supplier Due Diligence and Risk Management

 

HEPA

This course looks at supplier due diligence and risk management, procurement ethics, commercial risk management and engaging with key stakeholders.

5 h

Procurement staff

Modern Slavery / Supply Chain    

 A Guide to Modern Slavery

HEPA

This guide is for any person, at any level in a university who needs to be aware of Modern Slavery and the Modern Slavery Act.

This is a short introduction to the subject for non-specialists. 

2 h 

All staff,

Buyers

Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

HEPA

This course looks at the human rights issues faced by organisations and in particular in the supply chain. There are a series of detailed topics and a couple of quizzes to test your learning.

1 h

All staff,
Contract Managers, Procurement staff
Buyers

Supply chain sustainability

Open University

Procurement issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and encompass social sustainability (ethics and wellbeing), financial sustainability, and network sustainability. This free course, Supply chain sustainability, introduces four sustainability perspectives and discusses how these perspectives can assess the sustainability of any supply chain.

5 h

All staff

Modern slavery

Open University

This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection.

15 h

Procurement staff
Buyers

Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

LUPC

Users will learn why protecting human rights in the supply chain is important to the public sector, how to assess and prioritise risks, monitoring supply chains, responding to abuses and measuring and reporting effectiveness. There’s also a module on compiling your annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement under the Modern Slavery Act.

The suite was written by Dr Olga Martin-Ortega, Reader in Public International Law and leader of the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich and LUPC Director, Andy Davies FCIPS.

2 h

All staff,

Buyers,

Procurement staff

Modern Slavery

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

This module will discuss the issue of Modern Slavery and the impacts it can have on your supply chain

Basic

15 mins

All staff

Anti-Bribery

 

The Bribery Act

HEPA

Course looks at the Bribery Act 2010 and the key elements of the legislative changes. It covers compliance issues, fraud and corruption prevention and what this means for procurement.

2 h

All staff

Sustainable Food

 

Sustainable Food, Drink, and Catering

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

This 1 hour module discusses the sustainability impacts of the entire food supply chain including sourcing, logistics, preparation, employee impacts and how these affect our business decisions

1 h

All staff

Contract Managers

Resource Use

 

Life Cycle Analysis

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

E learning module containing an introduction to the principles of lifecycle analysis

45 mins

All staff,
Buyers

The Circular Economy

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

E learning module introducing the concept of circular rather than linear economies

30 mins

All staff

SME

 

Local and SME Spend in FM

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

A 1 hour module identifying the steps to proactively develop local and SME supply chains

1 h

Contract Managers, Buyers

Plastics

 

Sustainable use and management of plastics

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

In this module, funded by EMCOR UK, you will learn about the impacts of plastic and best practice strategies for managing them

45 mins

Contract Managers, Buyers

 

Introduction to biodiversity

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

This module explains the principles and benefits of Biodiversity, and explains the opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment

45 mins

All staff

Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

1 hour online module providing an overview of Climate and Carbon

 1 h

All Staff

Introduction to Environmental Management

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

1 hour online module providing an overview of environmental management

1 h

All staff

HEPA – Register for access
Supply Chain Sustainability School – Register for access
Open University - No registration needed
SUPC – No registration needed