Certificate in Purchasing Fundamentals

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Part time, evening classes, one semester, QQI accredited Programme


This Certificate is an excellent entry level course to the Procurement profession. This QQI accredited at level 6 award is a part of the IIPMM successful syllabus.

It is a great stand alone qualification but should you wish to progress, this programme enable you to enter the Institute’s Higher Certificate in Business, Procurement. The certificate modules completed will count towards your Higher Certificate.

As a great progression route, we recommend to finish the two awards in one academic year and gain 6 exemptions from our Higher Certificate. Therefore you can complete the Higher Certificate in the two years as scheduled, receiving the two Certificates meantime.


Who is it for?

It is a must for anyone who wishes to pursue or develop a career in purchasing and supply management. This award is for those who work as buyers, procurement, commodity, materials or purchasing managers and officers who seek formal qualifications. Also the programme is a great choice for those who wish to complete the full degree with the IIPMM.


Modules to be taken:

  • Business Organisation and Information Technology
  • Principles of Procurement
  • Purchasing and the Commercial Environment


On Completion of this course

  • Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of how businesses organise themselves to compete in the commercial environment.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the role that Information Technology plays in the modern organisation.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles that govern purchasing and the role that those principles play in purchasing.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the role that purchasing plays in the wider organisational and business environment.
  • Students will receive 30 credits and can pursue further studies in IIPMM or elsewhere.


Certificate Courses start in September, 2017


Dublin- Griffith College, South Circular Road
Start Date: 21st September, 2017
Classes : Every Thursday evening
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Duration: One semester

Galway - TBA
Start Date: 15th February 2017
Classes: Every Wednesday evening
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Cork - TBA

Start Date: 15th September 2017
Classes : Friday -Saturday once per a month,  hold within Degree Programme Classes
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, 10:00-18:00 Saturday
Duration: Two semesters



Fee includes classes, registration fees, course materials, on-line resources, revision courses and examination fees.

Early Bird Rate:

€ 1,485

The early bird rate applies strictly from Monday 3rd April 2017 until Wednesday 31st May 2017.
A minimum of 50% must be paid on application with the balance to be paid on or before the 31st May 2017. Where the final payment is not received by the due date the fee due will revert to the full quoted fee and you will be billed for the balance due.

Full Fee:

€ 1,650



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