Integrity in Procurement: Skills & Solutions (Crown Agents Certificate)


Course name Integrity in Procurement: Skills & Solutions (Crown Agents Certificate)
Institution Crown Agents
Location UK
Language English
Contact information

+44 (0) 208710 6770


Course objective

Institutional integrity and the consequences of corruption are a top priority on all national agendas.

Within procurement, it is essential that the skills to monitor, investigate and audit operations are developed and strategies are established to minimise opportunities for corrupt activities to take place.

This qualification course addresses a global need to aid procurement staff in the fight against corruption in both the public and private sectors. It addresses the causes of corruption and considers where procurement is most vulnerable. It also covers a range of management process controls and best practice techniques to mitigate malpractice and takes a challenging look at issues of ethics and integrity of procurement staff.

​COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion, you will be able to:

  • Assess and address vulnerabilities in procurement processes
  • Promote a code of ethics to stakeholders
  • Develop and implement appropriate corruption mitigation strategies and management controls
  • Design and implement a transparent and ethical procurement system
  • Identify and eliminate malpractice through effective auditing
Sector Public
General course topics General/service course with some logistics included
Specific course topics
  • The nature and benefits of integrity in the workplace and how to enhance it 
  • Vulnerability assessment and integrity risk management
  • Leadership and communication to improve integrity
  • Ethical codes and policies
  • Compliance and monitoring
  • eProcurement’s contribution to integrity in procurement
Total time commitment 66
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Crown Agents Certificate
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives Yes
Incentives description

Affiliate Membership to Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

A good level of written and spoken English is required

Course fee $5,037
Course fee description

The course fees for Crown Agents training courses cover the cost of tuition, training materials, lunch and refreshments on training days, certificate of attendance and course photographs qualification registration and professional membership fees and support and advice on the application and mobilisation process.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Please quote LAP2017 when booking to get 10% discount off the listed fee.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments


Participants who successfully complete the course assessments will receive a qualification that is validated and awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Candidates who successfully complete the programme and receive the Crown Agents Certificate in Integrity in Procurement: Skills & Solutions will also be eligible for Certificate membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).  

Successful candidates who wish to pursue further studies with CIPS will be considered eligible for accelerated entry to level 4 Foundation Diploma in Purchasing & Supply.


Full support, coaching and guidance will be provided to participants. Assessment will be through a series of exercises designed specifically for this course. These will focus on the practical application of skills and the development of an action plan, relevant to your own context. These will be completed during the course and may include some evening preparation.

Achievement of this qualification will provide evidence to support your professional development.

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