Carlisle Free Course – Friday 27th April 2018 – Book Your Place NOW

Carlisle – Friday 27th April 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm – Free lunch included

The New CIPS Syllabus is coming!
Find Out What This Means For Buyers

Levels 4, 5 & 6
Current Syllabus 5 exams per unit
New Syllabus 8 exams per unit

FREE Course with lunch included
Friday 27th April 2018, 11 am — 1 pm
Gen2, Kingmoor Park South, Carlisle.  CA6 4RD

Contact us now to book your place.



Free Course Warrington – Wednesday 25th April – Book your place NOW

The New CIPS Syllabus is coming!
Find Out What This Means For Buyers

Levels 4, 5 & 6
Current Syllabus 5 exams per unit
New Syllabus 8 exams per unit

FREE Course with lunch included
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 10am — 12 noon
International Business Centre, Warrington WA5 7WQ

Contact us now to book your place.

Free Course – The New CIPS Syllabus Explained – Friday 23rd Feb – Carlisle

Find out how the new CIPS syllabus might affect you or your employees – come along to see how Aspire Procurement Training can help you understand and navigate the changes.
Friday 23rd February 2018
Premier Inn Junction 44, M6, Carlisle     
10 am – 12 pm.   
Free lunch served at 11.30 am
Contact us today to book your place.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

No Clucking Chicken at KFC!

From a procurement standpoint consider what should have been done to avoid the world’s biggest chicken fast food outlet running out of its main raw material. It will be good to know going forward what liquidated damages KFC have put in their contracts with DHL. This is the level of compensation the supplier (DHL) would have to pay the client (KFC) in the event of non supply.
This would be a great example to use in any negotiation or contracting CIPS unit. The KFC closures highlight the importance of getting your contract right with key suppliers from day one.





Free Courses in February & March 2018

Find out all about the new CIPS syllabus and how these changes could affect you or your employees.

Free Courses Coming Up:

Thursday 15th February 2018 – Hull

Friday 23rd February 2018 – Carlisle

Thursday 1st March 2018 – Warrington

Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Warrington

If you work in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Contract Management, Buying and Learning & Development come along and see how we can help you and your business.

Our courses are free to attend and lunch and refreshments are provided.

Contact us now to book your place!  We look forward to meeting you soon.

CIPS Announce New Syllabus

Formal notice of CIPS qualifications review

CIPS has embarked on a review of its professional qualifications from Certificate through to Professional Diploma. This review ensures that CIPS qualifications will continue to meet the future challenges and demands of global organisations and the procurement and supply profession as a whole.

What happens next?

No immediate changes will happen with your current study plan so don’t stop or delay your studies as everything you achieve will remain valid and transfer over when we update our qualifications.

Keeping you informed

To ensure that you receive all communications about the progress of our qualifications review, please keep your contact details up to date in your MyCIPS account at all times. We will provide information about the review to all students in a timely way.

You can also speak to Aspire Procurement Training Ltd about your studies as we provide them with regular updates as the qualifications review progresses.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear Fellow Procurement Professionals,

I would like to thank you all for being clients of Aspire Procurement Training this year.  We very much appreciate your business.

We appreciate how challenging it can be taking on a course in addition to your other commitments, so we trust you are all looking forward to the Christmas break.

You have all put a considerable amount of time into your courses this year, but hard work is good time invested, so please keep up the good work in January 2018 ahead of the CIPS exam week.

As a business this year we have been reflecting on some of the developments which are moving us forward.  Here are just a selection we wanted to share with you.

  • Aspire were awarded Centre of Excellence Status by CIPS
  • We opened two new CIPS Exam Centres in Hull & Carlisle
  • Launched our new improved website
  • Began delivering the new CIPS Apprenticeship
  • Launched our new Facebook page

To support these improvements we also recruited Fiona & Sharon to the Head Office team and their wealth of experience has helped make all of this happen.

From everyone in the Tutor team, Head Office team and the Management team we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Best Regards,


Mark Parker  BA(hons) MILT  MCIPS