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APUC has established separate 1-day training sessions covering the Procurement Reform Act and the EU Procurement Regulations as well as shorter briefing sessions for senior management and budget holders. Planned events are listed below, however these are available upon request. If you have a need for procurement training or wish to enquire about any of the events listed on this page, please contact Stephen Connor for booking details.

Training is also available through the HE Procurement Academy (HEPA) and details of those events that are offered in England and Wales can be found here.


Event Location Provider Cost
The Procurement Reform Act
This 1 day course covers the context and reasons for the legislative changes, looks at the key concepts of the Act and explains when these apply, identifies the duties that must be applied to a regulated procurement, outlines the statutory guidance and defines the requirements of the procurement strategy and annual report.
Upon requestAPUCFree
The EU Procurement Regulations
A 1 day course covering the context and reasons for the changes to the EU Procurement Regulations in the context of the HE/FE sector. This course examines some of the key areas of focus, explains the impact of the change including opportunities and risks and looks at behaviour change in institutions.
Upon requestAPUCFree
Senior Management Briefing
Aimed at Principals, Vice-Principals and Heads of Departments, this 30 minute briefing provides an overview of the recent legislative changes along with the impact and associated risks this brings to institutions.
Upon requestAPUCFree
Budget Holder Training
The Budget Holder training takes more of an in depth look at the impact of the EU Procurement Regulations and the Reform Act considering in more detail what the operational implications of the changes mean for institutions.
Upon requestAPUCFree
Introduction to Procurement Upon requestAPUCFree
BUFDG Introduction to HE Finance
OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
HEPA (Higher Education Procurement Academy)
HEPA has developed a series of online learning courses, specifically aimed at procurement. These courses are a cost effective way to develop the skills of a central procurement team and staff who are not part of the central team, but who have procurement in their role.
Many institutions are already signed up and have a HEPA e-learning license, please click here to check if your institution is signed up. The 6 courses are:
  • Introduction to HE procurement - FREE for all HEPA members
  • Legislative Changes, The Bribery Act
  • Supplier Due Diligence and Risk Management
  • Cost Modelling
  • Spend Analysis - graphs to max/impact findings
  • Sustainability
OnlineHEPA£160 per module per Institution, or £640 for all 6
Sustainable procurement e-learning modules
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has developed a series of free e-learning modules for key categories designed to inform procurers on how to sustainably procure products and services under key categories.

These free e-learning modules include good practice guidance to enable organisations to use sustainable procurement to make cost savings, use fewer resources and send less waste to landfill.

The category modules are available for:

OnlineWRAPFree
Contract & Supplier Management 9/5/17
DundeeAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Contract Law Terms & Conditions 11/5/17
StirlingAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Procurement of Works 16/5/17
StirlingAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Contract & Supplier Management 7/6/17
GlasgowAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Contract & Supplier Management 8/6/17
EdinburghAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Category Management & Strategic Sourcing 14/6/17
StirlingAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.
Service Level Agreements & KPIs 15/6/17
StirlingAPUCFREE to APUC members. £150 plus VAT for non-members.

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