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The Purchasing and Sourcing Management is of great value to those in purchasing and materials fields who wish to improve their prospects for promotion to senior positions such as Purchasing Officer, Procurement Director and Professional Buyers. This course elaborates the duties and responsibilities the buyers and purchasers in private enterprise and government agencies.


TObjectives and scope of purchasing. Relationships with stock control and stores. Purchasing and stores organisational structure. Stores Management. Control of Quality and supply sourcing. Tender and enquiries. Study and Determination of prices. Evaluation of offers. Terms and conditions of purchase/Sales. Purchase Requisition. Specimen Purchase Order. issuing the order or Contract. Order Sets. Acknowledgement of Orders-cancellation and Expediting. Receiving, Inspection, Distribution and storage consideration. Rejection of Supplies. Invoice Certification and purchase records. Budget Control and buying costs. Purchasing-the procurement cycle. Disposal of surplus and scrap materials.

Study Options

Paper based method by home study/correspondence/distance learning. Tutorial Support Your personal tutor role is to deal with any queries you may have. Students are welcome to telephone, fax, or email your personal tutor.

Entry Requirements 

Minimum: Secondary level with understanding of simple English language

Study duration: 3 — 6 months

Assessment Method and NIU British University Diploma

Each course consists of 3 Instruction Books. At the end of each Instruction Book, there is an Assessment Test, a set of questions based on all the Chapters in that Instruction Book. We ask you to submit the answers to the Assessment Test to us. The answer to the Test Paper will carefully read and mark by qualified external examiners. You will surprise by the quick progress you make. When you have successfully completed the Assessment Tests and passed the Final Test, a prestigious NIU British University Diploma will award to you for a brighter future.


Diploma is awarded by NIU BRITISH UNIVERSITY.

Diploma in Purchasing Management: Syllabus
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