We are a leading provider of procurement related training in to the Public Sector and Utilities in Ireland and the UK.
Our training courses are focused on the needs of the procurement professionals with trainers delivering interactive workshops, seminars and conferences that use a mixture of slides, case study exercises and discussion points to provide a “real” understanding of how EU rules fit with regulated procurement.
Our course material is regularly updated to take into account the changes in the procurement rules at National and European level and the impact of recent European Court decisions.
Achilles offers a range of courses which can be delivered via an open or in-house route. We can also develop and deliver in-house programmes on a modular basis.
In the UK, all courses have Lawyers Regulatory Authority CPD points. Visit our events pages for our current EU training courses and conferences dates.
Achilles EU Academy (UK)
Achilles EU Academy, with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) CPD points' accreditation, established a common understanding of the principles and objectives of EU legislation. Made up of 6 modules for Public Sector and 5 modules for utilities starting from first principles the modules examine in a practical way the compliant approach to advertising contracts, selecting suppliers and awarding contracts.
The Academy can be run in house or alternatively, an open Academy is offered 3 times a year. We are also happy for organisations to collaborate.
Certificate Courses in Ireland
Achilles, in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration, run two UCD Accredited programmes:
Certificate in Public Procurement – now operating as a 10-day practical programme for procurement personnel involved in awarding contracts, with over 25 courses successfully ran to date.
Diploma in Public Procurement – this 10 day programme is designed as a follow on to the Certificate and is specifically for decision makers, budget holders and procurement managers and those involved in strategic procurement initiatives.