HEPA has developed a series of online learning courses, specifically aimed at procurement. These courses are a great, cost effective way to develop the skills of a central procurement team and staff who are not part of the central team, but who have procurement in their role.
What do the courses cover?
The 6 courses are:
- Introduction to HE procurement - FREE for all HEPA members
- Legislative Changes – the Bribery Act
- Supplier Due Diligence & Risk Management
- Cost Modelling
- Spend Analysis - graphs to max/impact findings
- Sustainability (available from June 2016)
To find out more about each one and see some sample images, visit the Course Outlines page.
How much does it cost?
The first course, Introduction to HE Procurement is FREE to all HEPA members. You have the choice of buying any number of the 5 remaining courses, or you can buy them all - if you do buy them all, there is a discounted price, meaning that you get all 6 courses for the price of 4 (£640). Each individual course costs £160. When you sign up, you get a 12 month renewable licence for your institution.
How many people can use it?
This is an institution licence – so once you have signed up, you can give the details to any member of staff who is interested in procurement, so that they can use this great resource.
Has my institution already got a licence?
There is a list at the bottom of this page of all the institutions who have purchased the e-learning licences and the expiry date of that licence. If your institution is listed, then please contact your Head of Procurement to obtain the enrolment keys you need. Then move onto the section below called 'Already have your enrolment keys.'
My institution doesn't have a licence - how do I purchase one?
To buy one or more modules, click here. Once your order has been processed, you will be sent your enrolment keys and a digital welcome pack.
I want to access the free module 'Introduction to HE Procurement' - how do I do that?
It works the same way as the other modules, so you will need an enrolment key. Either contact your Head of Procurement if your institution has a licence, or you can use your HEPA website account to get the enrolment key (so that we can be sure it is only being used by members). If you are not a member click on the REGISTER link at the top right hand corner of this page. Once/if you are a member, click here to get the enrolment key. Then move onto the section below.
Already have your enrolment keys?
1. When you have the enrolment keys (which are provided by your central procurement team), you can click on the e-learning button below which will take you to the e-learning site. Follow the instructions on the right hand side of the screen which will help you set up your individual account.
2. Once you have set up your account, you will see the list of available courses. Click on the course that you wish to follow and you will be asked to enter the enrolment key for that course. Once you have done that, you can use the resource as often as you like during the period of the subscription.
Institutions already signed up to the online learning
|Arts University Bournemouth||31/03/2017|
|Birmingham City University||31/05/2016|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||31/05/2016|
|Edinburgh Napier University||31/05/2016|
|Goldsmiths, University of London||31/05/2016|
|Institute of Cancer Research||31/05/2016|
|Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine||31/05/2016|
|London Ambulance Service||31/07/2017|
|London Business School||31/05/2016|
|London Metropolitan University||31/05/2016|
|Queen's University Belfast||31/03/2017|
|Robert Gordon University||31/05/2016|
|Royal College of Music||31/05/2016|
|Scotland's Rural College||31/03/2017|
|St Mary's University College, Belfast||31/05/2016|
|University Campus Suffolk||31/05/2016|
|University for the Creative Arts||31/05/2016|
|University of Aberdeen||31/05/2016|
|University of Bath||31/03/2017|
|University of Birmingham||31/05/2016|
|University of Bristol||31/03/2017|
|University of Cambridge||31/05/2016|
|University of Chichester||31/05/2016|
|University of Dundee||31/05/2016|
|University of Edinburgh||31/05/2016|
|University of Exeter||31/05/2016|
|University of Kent||31/05/2016|
|University of Leicester||31/07/2017|
|University of London||31/05/2016|
|University of Northampton||31/05/2016|
|University of Oxford||31/05/2016|
|University of Reading||31/03/2017|
|University of Salford||31/05/2016|
|University of Sheffield||31/05/2016|
|University of Surrey||31/05/2016|
|University of Ulster||31/05/2016|
|University of Warwick||31/05/2016|
|University of Worcester||30/06/2017|
|University of Wolverhampton||31/05/2016|
|York St John University||31/05/2016|