College of Management and IT (CMIT)ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Procurement)

ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Procurement)

6 months
Online, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
This ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Procurement and supplier management option) course comprehensively covers a number of important leadership and management areas, for example, managing risk, analysing the organisational environment and culture it then looks specifically at best practice in procurement and the management of suppliers. Key areas covered in this course include:

  • Organising procurement
  • Contract negotiation
  • Supplier performance monitoring
  • Relationship management
  • Risk management

By choosing to study this ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Procurement and supplier management option) online course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Procurement and supplier management option) online procurement course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Who should complete this ILM Procurement course?

  • Business Managers: Ideal for those managing the procurement process, including organising procurement and negotiating contracts. According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, effective procurement management is crucial for organisational cost reduction and value maximisation.
  • Purchasing Specialists and Contract Administrators: Suitable for professionals responsible for overseeing contracts, ensuring supplier performance, and maintaining relationships. Skills in contract negotiation and supplier monitoring are essential in this role.
  • Supply Chain Specialists: This course is beneficial for supply chain managers who coordinate and oversee the entire procurement process. Effective supply chain management, as noted by the Association for Supply Chain Management, can lead to significant improvements in cost, service, and sustainability.
  • Department Heads: For heads of departments looking to enhance procurement functions. This course provides strategic insights into procurement best practices, crucial for departmental efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Risk Management Professionals: Suitable for those responsible for risk assessment and management in procurement. Understanding and managing procurement risks are vital for maintaining the stability and efficiency of supply chains​​.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

  • Level 4 (Ireland) certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • The assessment requires candidates to be, or have been, involved with managing suppliers or contractors.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
Topics covered in this ILM procurement course
Unit 1: Procurement, Supplier and Contract Management

  • The nature of procurement and the supply chain
  • Responsibilities of the procurement function
  • Organising procurement
  • Categories of goods and supplies
  • Identifying procurement requirements
  • Validating procurement requirements
  • Supplier selection methods
  • Introduction
  • Contract negotiation
  • Contract documentation
  • Supplier codes of conduct
  • Supplier performance monitoring
  • Relationship management
  • Contract closure
  • Health and safety considerations when selecting contractors
  • Communicating with contractors in the workplace
  • Contractor risk assessment
  • Managing contractor’s on-site

Unit 2: Managing Risk

  • Risk management in the organisation
  • Categories of risks
  • Legal aspects of risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk controls
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks

Unit 3: Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context

  • What is the organisation environment?
  • PESTEL case studies
  • Corporate culture
  • Organisational ethics


  • This procurement course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can plan, execute and reflect on a number of Leadership and Management activities.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

  • Learners who successfully complete this programme may progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management with CMIT.

ILM Membership

  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.


  • CMIT is registered and approved with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM qualifications.
  • UK: Following successful completion of this course, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 4 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This qualification is on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
  • Ireland: This qualification is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The basis for this comparison is detailed in the following guide: Qualifications can cross boundaries – a guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland.
  • Europe: This qualification is fully recognised as the equivalent of a Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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