Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K)
The course is intended to equip the learners with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them to administer procurement and supply functions in an organization. A graduate of this course will be able to work as a salaried employee or in self-employment.
To achieve this objective, units such as Law; Communication, ICT and Office Management; Quantitative Skills and Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics have been included, in addition to the core units.
Documents required when applying for registration (in duplicate):
Copies of identification document e.g. ID card, Passport, Waiting Slip or Birth Certificate
2 Passport size photograph
Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable
This should be submitted at the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) before admission at the college.
NB: To qualify for classes and exams, a potential student needs to handle their Membership & Exam Registration directly with KISM/KASNEB
Once registered, apply online via the Apply Now button and present your printed application letter together with your registration forms from KISM/KASNEB at the College of Human Resource Management at Ufundi Coop Plaza, 4th Floor.
A non-refundable Application fee of Kshs1,000/- is applicable before any application can be processed. Deposits are done via a direct deposit into the following bank account.
(NB: No Cash payments accepted.)
The Associate in Procurement and Supply is packaged into two (2) Levels namely:
1.0 Associate in Procurement and Supply Level I - (6 Months)
2.0 Associate in Procurement and Supply Level II - (6 Months)
The course is concerned with the implementation of procurement and supply policies/procedures/strategies and solving related challenges in a dynamic environment.
By the end of the course, the learners should be able to:
Understand the role played by the Procurement and Supply department in an organization
Communicate effectively when carrying out Supply Chain Management activities
Appreciate the impact of the environment in the purchasing and supply function.
Recognize and apply ICT skills in supply chain management.
Appreciate the emerging trends and issues in procurement and supply management
The course is designed to be covered in 500 hours (1 year).
Principles of Procurement and Supply
Introduction to Business Law
Supply Chain Management
Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
Stores and Distribution
Procurement and Supply Relationships
Communication and Office Management
A person seeking to be registered as a student for the APS examination must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with mean grade of C minus (C-);
Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
Issuing of Certificate:
A certificate will be issued once the candidate has completed Levels I and II successfully. The candidates earn the title Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K) upon completion.
Kenya Commercial Bank – Biashara street Branch,
Account No. 1180194667
In favor of : College of Human Resource Management (CHRM).
Lipa na Mpesa, Pay Bill - Business Number 522123, Account No. 80295KYourName (Max 16 Characters) - e.g 80295KJaneDoe
COURSE TYPE: Academic
COURSE LEVEL: Certificate
COURSE DURATION: 2 modules / 6 months each
QUALIFICATION: K.C.S.E C minus (C-) KNEC
EXAMINATION BODY: KISM
CERTIFYING BODY: KISM
6.30 am - 8.30 am Weekday Daily
8.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekday Daily/Saturdays
5.30 am - 8.30 pm Evening Daily and class on Saturday