Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
September 2024
1 Year
NFQ Level 8 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Breda Ahern
Address: Programme Administrator – Management Pathway
Email: Telephone: +353 86 0661706

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Brief Description

This programme is designed to provide the participants with the necessary understanding of the regulatory and legislative principles underpinning Public Procurement supply chain processes and the skills to develop competency in the effective use of the corresponding supporting ICT toolsets.

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This programme in Public Procurement and Supply Chain Excellence was created in response to a growing market need for upskilling and reskilling in public sector procurement, particularly in 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.

The Diploma in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Excellence (Level 8) is designed for middle-managers looking to develop their personal skills and managerial competencies to ensure excellence in public procurement.

PT4057: Advanced Models & Frameworks for Supply Chain Management

PM3081: Organisational Behaviour 1

PT3011: Plan with Supply Chain

MN3042: Public Procurement Compliance & Support Systems (M)

AC3012:Business Intelligence for Decision Making

MN3032: Public Sector Procurement Legal Framework

PT3051: Source within Supply Chains

PT3061: Deliver and Return within Supply Chains

MN3033: Public Procurement Project

PT3041: Sigma Improvement Methodologies

(M) A MicroCred is a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking a micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

A certificate in a business or scientific discipline or an equivalent qualification.

The Course Board reserves the right to interview candidates as it deems necessary. The recognition of prior learning and experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course.

What to Include with your 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.
- 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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EU €4,102     

Non-EU - €5,062

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