Course Details

Course Code:
1 Year
NFQ Level 7 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Yvonne Delaney
Address: Programme Director Email:

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Brief Description

Programme commences in January 24th 2022.

Graduates of the Certificate in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Excellence will understand the importance of supply and demand planning in the context of supply chain management and develop their professional skills with a particular focus on professional purchasing, quality management, accounting and financial decision making.

Each module is delivered online both through Live Sessions and pre-recorded lectures. Participants are expected to undertake private study sessions based upon guided reading, textbooks and self-assessment questions. An assignment is completed for each module, with detailed written feedback from tutors, ongoing coaching, advice and support provided for the duration of the programme.

 This programme is based on the business needs of our commercial partner the HSE and its procurement wing the Health Business Services (HBS). This outward facing programme links not only to the HBS but also to the long-term plan to integrate this public procurement programme into section 38 funded organisations and the OGP. This pioneering programme is innovative in nature in that it is responsive to the changing needs of public procurement functions across the public sector. This Certificate programme in e in Public Procurement and Supply Chain Excellence, was co-created in response to a growing market need for upskilling and reskilling in public sector procurement, particularly in the Health Business Services (HBS). The programme is a cross-disciplinary offering and the design team consisted of academics from the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Science and Engineering along with procurement specialists from the HBS.

PT4024: Introduction to Models & Frameworks for SCM

MG2041: Forecasting & Scheduling

MG2051: Supply & Demand Planning

MG2022: Case Study

AC2914: Accounting for Financial Decision Making

MG2132: Quality Management

MN2002: Professional Purchasing

PT4045: Skills Portfolio (Supply Chain Management)

MN2003: Public Procurement Project

CE3002: Learning How to Learn

CA4003: Career Development

An NFQ level 6 qualification, (with a minimum of 60ECTS, the combination of awards is allowable) in a scientific, engineering or technical discipline.


An equivalent qualification. and The Course Board reserves the right to interview candidates as it deems necessary.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course.

Required Documents for UL application:

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only). 

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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The fee for this programme is €2500

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria under Springboard+ can qualify for 90% or 100% funding subject to the availability of places.



All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. Please note some formerly self-employed applicants not in receipt on DEASP payment are liable for 10% fees also. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

Unemployed and Returner participants

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.


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Please note that Fees are subject to review

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