Procure to Pay Leader Apprenticeship

Program overview

Procure to Pay professionals typically have responsibility for creating and following financial processes to ensure the businesses suppliers get paid on time. The role will typically be located within the finance function of a business alongside other finance departments such as Order to Cash / Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Payroll and Treasury.

Procure to Pay Leaders will develop a skillset and advanced understanding of the P2P cycle and provide management and leadership to the team.

Things you need to know…

All IFOL accredited apprenticeships are eligible for Apprenticeship Levy or government funding.

100% Funding Up To
Months to complete (AVG)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enrol?

Anybody who works in England in a permanent, full time employment (over 25 hours per week).

How long does it take to complete?

The apprenticeship course will take around 12 – 15 months to complete, which includes the final assessment, known as end point assessment.

What qualifications will I achieve?

Upon successful completion, you’ll earn the CP2P certification along with a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

How does the funding work?

All companies in England with an annual payroll bill of over £3m pay a government tax known as the Apprenticeship Levy. For these companies, funding is extracted from their Levy account to cover all training costs. For non-levy paying companies, 95% funding is guaranteed from the government. We are able to make all arrangements for you.

Can I enrol if I’m already employed?

Yes, over 78% of apprentices are already in employment when they begin an apprenticeship. They also vary in age and experience.

Can I offer this to my team?

Yes. We advise the best course of action is to engage with your Learning and Development, Training or HR department first. Then contact us to arrange a time to discuss your team training requirements.

When does the course start?

Whenever you’re ready. Each apprenticeship program is delivered around your requirements.

Do I have to take a pay cut to enrol?

No, this is a common misconception with apprenticeships. 

How is the course structured and delivered?

The course is a blend of online e-learning materials and assessments along with a choice of face to face sessions at your workplace or virtually via zoom or TEAMS.

How do I enrol?

In the first instance, either arrange a call with our team – click here to view available time slots.

Alternatively, send us an email to

Program aims

100% Tailored to you

Gain a recognised industry qualification

Dedicated tutor support

Initial assessment to ensure programme suitability

Blended delivery options to suit you

Personal and professional growth

Key Course Modules

Programme Introduction

Welcome to the Programme

Your Dedicated Account Manager

Register yourself for the Bi-Monthly Student Forums

Join us and your Fellow Students on Linkedin

CP2P Programme Introduction

Getting to Know You

The Expenditure Cycle

The Expenditure Cycle

The Expenditure Cycle Simplified (Optional Resource)

Expenditure Cycle Knowledge Check

Purchasing and Accounts Payable, Scoping The Requirement

Aligning Purchasing and Accounts Payable

Knowledge Task – Hard and Soft Savings


Knowledge Task – Process Improvement Methodologies

Scoping The Requirement Part 1

Knowledge Task – Mission Statement

Scoping The Requirement Part 2

Knowledge Task – Third Party Providers

P2P Structure, Making the Change

P2P Structure

Knowledge Task – Procure to Pay Structure Analysis

Transition To A New Approach

Knowledge Task – Business Process Re-Engineering

Adapting to Change

Knowledge Task – Adapting To Change

Procurement Process and The Receiving Process

What is Procurement?

Spend Categories and the Purchasing Process

Supplier Selection and Starting The Relationship

Documents For Ordering Goods and Services, Policies For Purchasing

Purchasing Indirect Goods and Services

The Receiving Process

The Accounts Payable Department, Payment and Settlement, Credit Cards & P-Cards and other Payment Options

The Accounts Payable Function

Invoice Processing and Reconciliation

Errors, Audits and Accounts Payable Automation

Payment Methods

Credit and International Payments

Credit Card Programmes

Assuming Ownership Of Payment Methods

Leadership, Management and Change Management 1

Leadership and Management Introduction

What Makes A Good Leader + Communication

What Makes A Good Leader Assignment

Customer Service and Building an Effective Team

Building And Managing A Team Assignment

Change Management Part 1

The SCARF Model Explained

Change Management Part 2

Change Management Assignment

Cash and Treasury Management

Cash and Treasury Management

Cash Management Assignment

Supplier / Vendor Management

Supplier and Vendor Management

Onboarding New Vendors Assignment

Compliance, Tax and Reporting

Compliance, Tax and Reporting

Compliance, Tax and Reporting Quiz

Controls, Fraud and Risk Management

Controls, Fraud Prevention and Risk Management

Controls, Fraud and Risk

Automation Solutions and Implementation

Automation Solutions

Automation Assignment


Effectiveness and Optimisation

Effectiveness and Optimisation Assignment

Getting Started

In the first instance, either arrange a call with our team

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