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A guide to practical buying for schools and colleges

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.


Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 7023WW

The role of purchasing in schools and colleges must be to ensure that the whole establishment works in harmony with the purchasing officer allowing that person to fully co-ordinate the needs of the students and staff and fulfil the fiscal policy of the management team. The practical aspects of purchasing and how to get value for money are explored in this course, which is intended for school administrators, management and bursarial staff.

  • The role of purchasing in schools and colleges
  • Getting value for money – ensuring quality
  • Dealing with suppliers – relationships, e-commerce
  • Practical aspects of purchasing
  • Managing the legal framework
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