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Sustainable Procurement e-learning Modules

Sustainable procurement e-learning modules

These free online modules offer procurement practitioners the tools and knowledge to assess their own procurement processes, with a view to adopting more sustainable practices.

The 6 modules offer:

  • Introduction to Sustainable Procurement
  • Construction and Major Refurbishment Projects
  • Furniture
  • Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
  • Re-use and Remanufacturing
  • Textiles

The modules can be used as part of a work schedule and can be completed over time, rather than in one sitting.

They’ve been developed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) as part of its work for the European Pathway to Zero Waste (EPOW), an EU LIFE+ project, funded by the European Commission and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).


The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have kindly made the following training slide packs available to all HCSA members.


  EV012 – Budget Holder Training v1.4 (Procurement Elements)  pptx   193 KB

  Manager & BH training 2019 update LL (half day session)   pptx   597 KB

  20 min manager training 2019 new   pptx   535 KB



If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering  their courses online for free (or at least, partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.

In the past nine years or so, over 900 universities have created  around 15,000 MOOCs. I’ve been keeping track of these online courses the  entire time here at Class Central, a search engine and reviews site for online education which has been used by 40 million learners around the world.

In the past six months alone, 250 universities, including Harvard,  Stanford, MIT, and a few Ivy League Schools have announced 900 such free  online courses. I’ve compiled this list below and categorized the courses into the following subjects:

Procurement (74)


Other procurement courses..

Humanities (91)

Business (142)

Science (104)

Health & Medicine (105)

Personal Development (53)

Programming (37)

Computer Science (44)

Data Science (15)

Education & Teaching (44)

Art & Design (28)

Social Sciences (98)

Engineering (86)

Mathematics (34)