Fundamental Procurement Management Short Learning Programme

20 credits, NQF Level 5
Successful PROCUREMENT management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of PROCUREMENT management principles.

Individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of procurement management and understand the scope of and developments in procurement management would benefit from this SLP.

admission requirements

You must be able to communicate effectively using English in written and/or oral form. There are no further admission requirements for self-enrichment programmes

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What can Students Expect?

Option 1: Three-Day Contact Sessions 
These sessions can be done in-house at a company and allows:

  • Three days of focused contact sessions that offer a compact, yet value-filled approach to the area of learning
  • Flexibility: contact sessions can be offered at your company premises
  • Training from industry experts that includes practical, on-the-job/real-time advice

Option 2: Six Months Distance Learning
Once registered for the SLP, students will receive login details to the Student Portal where they can access their material electronically. Study material will also be sent to students and they will be notified of contact sessions where they will interact with facilitators. Students must be able to access the Internet in order to access Moodle, OLG’s online learning platform.

Course Outcomes

After successful completion of this short learning programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand strategic procurement and its role in supply chain management
  • Critically reflect on key issues in procurement management: outsourcing, quality, inventory, time, sourcing, price, total cost of ownership, and negotiations
  • Apply procurement principles to various types of buying situations
  • Investigate and understand the role of procurement in electronic commerce
  • Understand contract management and its role in procurement
  • Apply performance metrics to procurement