Events & Training


If you have a need for procurement training or wish to be placed on a waiting list for a fully subscribed training event please email Development.

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.


  • APUC eLearning
  • Other eLearning
  • BUFDG Courses


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    Procurement for Non-Procurement Professionals

    For an overview of the key considerations/issues you should be aware of if you "buy" on behalf of your institution, this course will cover the principles of procurement, look at the landscape in Scotland and the legal framework we operate in. Plus some basics for you to be aware of - Framework Agreements, regulated and non-regulated procurement, and more.

    OnlineArc BlueFree
    Climate Literacy for Procurers

    The Climate Literacy eLearning has been designed to help procurers understand the Climate Emergency challenge, and to appreciate how procurement activity can support net-zero aims for their organisation and Scotland as a whole. The eLearning comprises of 3 modules: The Climate Challenge; Responding to the Challenge; and Taking Action.

    Users will need to be registered on the tools website and login to access the eLearning. This enables users to generate and download a certificate to confirm that they have completed the eLearning. Users can complete the training all at once, or exit and return at a later date to the point from where they left off.

    OnlineScottish GovernmentFree
    8 APUC elearning modules are available
    • Procurement Legislation & Duties
    • Reporting Duties
    • Planning a Procurement
    • Procedures
    • Exclusion, Selection and Award
    • Procurement Regulations and Sustainability
    • Life Cycle Costing
    • Embedding Sustainable Procurement

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    Introduction to Procurement Upon requestAPUCFree
    Introduction to HE Finance
    A high level overview of higher education finance. It is broken down into smaller modules looking at BUFDG, the HE sector, where HE money comes from, how it is spent, governance and reporting.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Introduction to Counter Fraud
    The BUFDG Counter-Fraud Working Group have produced a free, introductory Fraud-Awareness e-learning module, for use in Universities. The module takes about 30 minutes to complete. It covers topics such as; what is fraud, what is bribery, who might commit fraud and what can universities do about it.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Criminal Finances Act 2017
    Designed to help you understand what the Criminal Finances Act 2017 is, how it impacts universities and what you need to do to protect yourself, and support your HEI. This module should take about 20 minutes.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Introduction to HE Procurement
    A high level overview of higher education procurement. It is broken down into smaller modules looking at the importance of effective procurement, the processes, competition issues and strategic issues.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain
    looks at the human rights issues faced by organisations and in particular in the supply chain. There are a series of detailed topics and a couple of quizzes to test your learning.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    The Bribery Act
    Looks at the Bribery Act 2010 and the key elements of the legislative changes. It covers compliance issues, fraud and corruption prevention and what this means for procurement.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Supplier Due Diligence and Risk Management
    Procurement ethics, commercial risk management and engaging with key stakeholders.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Spend Analysis
    Teaches you the why, what and how of spend analysis. You will learn about key tools, techniques and how to present to internal stakeholders.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Cost Modelling
    Looks at cost models, the different types of approaches and the value chain.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members
    Introduction to Sustainable Procurement
    An introduction to sustainability in the world of procurement. It looks at the three pillars of sustainability, legislation requirements and what you can be doing differently in your institution.
    OnlineBUFDGFree for BUFDG members

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