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As part of our charity's objective to advance education and research in procurement within the education sector, we've created a range of fully-funded training courses, resources, templates and guidance for CPC members!

You can join CPC for free and as a CPC member you can enjoy these benefits with Crescent Learning:

  • Gaining a greater understanding of procurement within the education sector
  • Saving time and money
  • Improving performance
  • Expanding competency
  • Access to a community of like-minded sector professionals with networking opportunities
  • Procurement Training

    Try one of our CPD accredited procurement courses, choose from a range of flexible training designed for CPC members.

  • Procurement Resources

    FELP contains a range of key templates and guidance to inform and assist your procurement function.

  • CPC Communicator

    Use this tool to contact procurement professionals across our membership to share ideas and seek guidance on all aspects of procurement.

  • Procurement Act 2023

    The Procurement Act 2023 will come into force on 28th October 2024.

About Crescent Learning

Why do you offer free procurement training?

Our charity's objective is to 'Advance education and research in procurement for the education sector'. Each year we allocate funding to provide a range of procurement-focused courses, templates and resources. We do this so that anyone in the education sector with responsibility for procurement can access high-quality training and support materials without the barrier of cost.

Who is this procurement training for?

Whether you are new to our procurement community or a seasoned practitioner, you will find something to help you in your role. Our flexible online procurement courses are free for CPC members and there is no cost to join CPC if you work in an educational establishment in the UK.

Who provides the free procurement courses?

Crescent Purchasing Consortium are able to offer these procurement training courses thanks to the support of our training providers: CIPS, BIP Solutions, Whitepaper and Weightmans.