Funded Training

We provide free to access CPD procurement training courses and resources for education sector professionals, to enable the advancement of education.

The courses are available with the support of our Group Organisations and Training Partners.

Current Funded Training

Public Procurement Law Conference - 2023

Working in Partnership with the Whitepaper Conference we give you access to the on-demand procurement conference.

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Understanding Need - Market & Options Assessment

Procurement needs to understand the requirements of the business and the status of the market, so in-depth internal & external market analysis is required.

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Developing and Managing Contracts

Developing the contract allows both parties to fully understand their obligations and key success criteria as part of the agreement.

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Ethical Procurement & Supply

Ethics is everyone’s responsibility throughout an organisation. This e-learning course will help anyone to demonstrate commitment to acting ethically.

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Writing a Tender Specification

This course explains how a specification should be constructed and carried out.

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Evaluation Techniques

This course explains evaluation at both the selection and award stages of public procurement processes.

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Toolbox Tips and Webinars

Selection and award criteria

Following this course, you will have an understanding of the difference between selection and award criteria’s.

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An overview of the education sector

The objective of this course is to understand how the education sector is structured​ and how its funded for learning​ and capital programmes​.

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Bidding for frameworks and further competitions

Following this course, you will have improved chances when bidding for CPC & PSBO frameworks and member further competition.

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Social value in public procurement

The objective of this course is to understand Social Value and how it is applied to procurement activities​.

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Making a framework work

The objective of this course to understand what a framework delivers​ and to understand how to maximise supplier interest in your opportunity.

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College insurance procurement and risk

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge of specialist policies outside of the normal scope of business activities

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Delivery of a framework

The objective of this course is to understand frameworks are constructed & delivered from inception through to launch​ and what happens after launching.

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Contract Management Introduction

The objective of this course is to understand good contract management​ and how internal governance & stakeholders can impact contract management​.

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Construction Contracts

This course gives you an introduction to construction (works) contracts. It discusses technical matters, finance, tendering and contract management.

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The basic principles of contract law

The objective of this course is to understand how contracts are constructed, the terminology used,​ and how contracts can be formed​.

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Advanced contract management

The objective of this course is to understand what good contract & performance management are, and what happens when things go wrong​.

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Academic Principles of Basic Contract Law

This course discusses the fundamental basic academic approach to contract law​.

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Introduction to Procurement

This course is designed to provide an understanding of procurement to enable you to deal with procurement related enquiries and projects.

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Training providers



CIPS professional online training provides hours of eLearning that supports learning at an individuals own pace and at a time to suit working patterns.

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BIP Solutions

BIP Solutions

Pass provide a range of procurement training to assist you through a procurement journey. The training sessions are designed to cover legal requirements of procurement in a non-legalistic manner.

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Provide expert led conferences so you as procurement professionals can keep abreast of important legal, regulatory and market developments in procurement.

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Crescent Purchasing Consortium provide frameworks free-of-charge for its members.

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UK Law firm that provides legal counsel and training on legal procedures for the public and private sector.

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Benefits of our training

ideal for those starting out in contract management. Gave clear guidance on what information should be included in writing a specification to avoid any ambiguity down the line.

This course is ideal for those new to contract management. It gives excellent guidance on how to evaluate tenders received ie, not just price but also customer service and additional sots. I now feel confident in my role when evaluating tenders and contracts.

Comprehensive training course covering lots of aspects of procurement.

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Our address: Procurement House, Unit 23, Leslie Hough Way, Salford, M6 6AJ, UK

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The CPL Group is made up of Crescent Purchasing Consortium which is a trading name of the registered charity ‘Crescent Purchasing Limited’, (England & Wales), charity number 1130461, registered company no 06774578, England. All Rights Reserved.

The Crescent Purchasing Limited wholly owns subsidiaries which include Tenet Education Services a private company limited by shares (registered company no 03049474) and Tenet Procurement Services a private company limited by shares (registered company no 10021398).

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