Purchasing and Materials Handling
Level 4

 
Title of learning programme Purchasing and Materials Handling
Programme level 4
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 The need for Purchasing
2 The Concept of Quality
3 Price Determination
4   The Stores Department
5   Siting a Store
6   Layout of Buildings
7   Stock Records
8   Financial Control
9   Materials Flow Activities
10   International Purchasing
 

Learning Outcomes

 
Module 1 The Need for Purchasing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the objectives and importance of the Purchasing Function
 
Module 2 The Concept of Quality.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the purpose of Quality Control
 
Module 3 Price Determination.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify the factors that need to be taken into consideration when determining price
 
Module 4 The Stores Department.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain your understanding of Stores Management
LO2   Examine the Scope of the Stores Department
 
Module 5 Siting a Store.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify the transport options that are available today
LO2   Review what factors need to be taken into consideration regarding location
 
Module 6 Layout of Buildings.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss how the interior facilities of a building should be planned
 
Module 7 Stock Records.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify the reasons for keeping Stock Records
 
Module 8 Financial Control.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the importance of financial stock control
 
Module 9 Materials Flow Activities.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how best to manage the materials flow activities
 
Module 10 International Purchasing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Review the risks and benefits involved in international purchasing

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