The apprenticeship standards are a new in-depth way of gaining qualifications in your chosen job role. By completing the Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant apprenticeship, you will gain a qualification equivalent to two A-level passes. It takes approximately 18 months to complete (depending on working hours).

As part of the apprenticeship you will engage in off-the-job training, create a portfolio of evidence, and complete the End-Point Assessment.

This apprenticeship qualification suits job roles such as Procurement Contracts Officer, Procurement Coordinator, Purchasing Assistant, and many more.

What are the subject areas for a Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant apprenticeship?

For the Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant apprenticeship, you will study these subject areas:

  • Procurement in the Organisation
  • Analysis and Forecasting
  • Communication

This qualification is an ideal progression route for your career in procurement.

To find out more about these subject areas, give us a call on 01246 278931, or email

Functional Skills

If you do not have grades A-C/9-4 in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent, you will complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship. It is nationally recognised, and is completed as part of the apprenticeship. See below for more information:

  • You will complete Functional Skills at Level 2 (GCSE A-C/9-4) as this is a Level 3 apprenticeship qualification.
  • Our tutors deliver most learning within the workplace, either in person or by online learning. The only exceptions are the speaking and listening assessments, which may be delivered in a classroom.
  • The tutors will visit your workplace once a month for roughly 3-4 hours per session, dependent on your learning needs during your apprenticeship visits.
  • With their expert help, you will have all the support you need to achieve your goals.

Other Mandatory Qualifications

Alongside the apprenticeship qualification, you will also achieve CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. For more information about this qualification, please click the following link –

What is off-the-job training?

In short, for 20% of your apprenticeship, you must have time away from your regular duties to engage in training related to your post. This is known as off-the-job training, and could include a variety of tasks. For example, practical training, theory tests and writing tests would all count as off-the-job training.

You do not need to visit a classroom to complete off-the-job training, and you will complete it within your normal working hours. As part of this training, one of our tutors will conduct both one-to-one workplace visits and remote learning sessions. This will take place every 4-6 weeks, with remote sessions delivered through video conferencing. Each session lasts 1½-4 hours, depending on your individual learning needs.

The End-Point Assessment

As part of your apprenticeship, you will complete the End-Point Assessment (EPA). In short, this assessment will help you to showcase the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have developed through the programme. For the final grade, you can achieve either a Pass or Distinction based on your final grade.

For the Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant apprenticeship, the EPA includes the following:

  • Showcase Portfolio
    • For the duration of your apprenticeship, you will create a portfolio to showcase the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the qualification.
    • You will manage this online through the iLearner system, and you will receive full guidance on how to do so by your tutor.
  • Work-Based Project and Presentation
    • The work-based project is completed over 14 weeks, and must have a real business benefit, with the specifics of the project chosen from a list of options.
    • You will then complete a project report, making use of graphs and other pictorial representations of findings, which will be submitted to an independent assessor.
    • Once the project is complete, you will deliver an overview of the project report in the form of a presentation, which will then be followed by a selection of questions based upon your project and project report.
  • Portfolio-Supported Interview
    • As an alternative to the work-based project, you may instead complete a portfolio-supported interview with an independent assessor.
    • You will be asked a series of open questions to gauge the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through the qualification, and will be prompted to use your portfolio to evidence your answers.

Go Further

Call us on 01246 278931 or email to check availability and for further advice about the next steps. Our team will be happy to advise you on the programmes we provide, and can help point you in the right direction for any learning not delivered by Apprentice Team Ltd.