Purchasing Management

course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 9 months 

NQF Level: 3

Course Code: PRC01S

course price

Price before bursary: 


Price after bursary:



Payment Plan



per month

[over 14.8 months]

Registration fee:


Once off payment


Course Overview

A Purchasing Manager is responsible for buying or approving the acquisition of goods and services needed by their company. The position responsibilities may be the same as that of a buyer or purchasing agent or may include wider supervisory or managerial responsibilities.

A Purchasing Manager may oversee the attainment of materials needed for production, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, or construction contracts. A Purchasing Manager often supervises purchasing agents and buyers, but in small companies the Purchasing Manager may also be the purchasing agent or buyer.

Purchasing Management includes the following responsibilities:

  • Seeking reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods at reasonable prices;
  • Negotiating prices and contracts
  • Reviewing technical specifications for raw materials, components, equipment or buildings;
  • Determining quantity and timing of deliveries; and
  • Forecasting upcoming demand.
  • Perform all basic purchasing functions
  • Establish an effective purchasing system
  • Identify the best suppliers
  • Reduce costs for your company
  • Work with other staff members on purchasing activities
  • Identify how purchasing impacts company profitability

Foundational skills for new purchasing professionals

This course is designed for new purchasing professionals and will ground you in the basics of purchasing as it is practiced in the contemporary business world.

Entry Requirements

Assignment based. No tests. No exams.

All you have to do to get started is to register. You will receive your course material within 10 to 12 working days of registration, after which you start studying towards your Academy of York certificate.

There are NO exams, NO tests, only assignments that you can complete from the comfort of your own home.


AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College

This course is approved by Academy of York.

What our past students said


“I had a great learning experience, I  would refer it to everyone who would like a qualification behind their name”

Gerhard Redelinghuys


“It was difficult at first to have time to study after work as I mostly come home tired. But after receiving a study schedule from the A.O.Y fanatical support team I managed to do my work and submit my assignments on time. Thank you A.O.Y.”

Elelwani Mundalamo