ASSOCIATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF KENYA (APS-K)
This course is designed to equip learners with foundational knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to possess transferable skills, operational and tactical skills. To achieve this, units such as: Principles of Procurement and Supply, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Stakeholder Relationships, Introduction to Business Law, Communication and Office Management; Business Statistics; Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, and Contract Administration.
General Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the trainee should be able to:
Apply the principles of supply chain management in undertaking the procurement and supply process.
Communicate effectively when carrying out activities in supply chain.
Embrace ethical business practices in entrepreneurship and supply chain operations.
Effectively manage stakeholder’s relationships in procurement and supply.
Administer and negotiate contracts in supply chain management.
Appraise interrelationship between economics, business statistics, and finance in supply chain management.
Manage assets and logistics in supply chain management.
Apply ICT in supply chain management.
Develop effective strategies in project and operations management in supply chain.
DURATION OF THE APS-K
The Total Qualification Time is 2880 hours/ 2 years.
Examinations will be conducted in the periods:
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) aggregate average of at least grade C- (minus), or Division II, KACE one principal or an equivalent qualification, Certificate of experiential learning, KNQA Level 5
Associate in Procurement and Supply LEVEL I
Associate in Procurement and Supply LEVEL II
Associate in Procurement and Supply LEVEL III
DL1.01 Principles of Procurement and Supply
DL1.02 Understanding Organizational Environment
DL1.03 Communication and Office Management
DL1.05 Introduction to Business Law
DL1.06 Supply Chain Management
DL1.07 Financial and Cost Accounting
DL3.01 Logistics Management
DL3.02 Supply Chain Information Systems
DL3.03 Finance in Supply Chains
DL3.04 Project Management
DL3.05 Operations Management
DL3.06 Asset Management, Costing and Budgeting
DL3.07 Industry Based Learning
DL2.01 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
DL2.02 Negotiation in Supply Chain
DL2.03 Contract Administration
DL2.04 Managing Stakeholder Relationships
DL2.05 Warehousing and Distribution
DL2.06 Business Statistics
DL2.07 Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
APS-K FEE (Ksh)
APS Registration 5,000
APS Reinstatement 4,000
APS Renewal 1,200
APS Level I Examination (per paper) 2,200
APS Level II Examination (per paper) 3,200
APS Level III Examination (per paper) 3,200
Industry-based learning 15,000
APRIL EXAMS: Registration and Exam entry deadline is 15th March
AUGUST EXAMS: Registration and Exam entry deadline is 30 June
DECEMBER EXAMS: Registration and Exam entry deadline is 30 September