Here's where your journey as a buyer can start with a BTEC from CIPS and Pearson Education Ltd.
BTEC programmes of study can help you to get into and on in a career in procurement and supply and are designed for over 16 year olds but some schools do offer them for learners as young as 14. You can either study full or part time, at school or college.
BTECs are always vocational or work-related courses and designed to answer specific employer needs, which means you're gaining skills that employers will find really useful and make you a great prospect in the jobs market. They also allow you to go onto further and higher education, earning you equivalent points to AS and A levels and UCAS points for entry into higher education (at level 3).
View the learning pathway infographic to see where the BTEC programmes fits in with other learning pathways in procurement.
There are currently two BTEC programmes available:
Pearson BTEC First Diploma in Business (Level 1/2)
Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Retail (Level 3)
To find out more about how to join one of these programmes email: [email protected] Education Network Manager, CIPS