Terms & Conditions

These details will only be used by Aspire Procurement Training Ltd for your CIPS studies.

Booking a course

A registration form must be completed and submitted to Aspire Procurement Training Ltd (APT). Upon receipt of your registration we will send you email confirmation of receipt and acceptance onto the course.


We will invoice you before the course starts upon receipt of a completed registration form. All invoices must be paid within 30 days from the invoice date or at least 14 days before the course start date, whichever is the sooner – failure to do so may result in your not being able to start your course.

Student Responsibilities

Students are required to attend the tutorial sessions on the dates specified in the course schedule. If students do not attend tutorial sessions on the specified dates then they will be expected to make efforts to catch up in their own time. If the student requires additional tutorials to catch up then APT will reserve the right to make an additional charge to cover the provision of additional tuition cost/time.

If students are studying on a Skype Learning package then APT will allocate a personal tutor to provide tutorials for the level of study. The student will be responsible for setting the tutorial times/dates with their allocated tutor and to take the tutorials within the course timescale specified on the invoice (typically 1 year).

Students commit to completing their course/level in the timescale specified on the invoice.  If for whatever reason the student does not complete the course in the timescale specified then APT reserve the right to make reasonable, additional charges for the student attending additional study sessions inside or outside of the specified timeframe.

Students may pay by the unit only with prior agreement from APT. If a student fails to complete the full level which they have signed up for then, we regret they will not be entitled to a refund.

APT commit to provide the student with the text books for the level for which they have signed up and these text books will be delivered to the student’s work address detailed on their registration form unless the student specifies otherwise within 24 hours of registration. APT commit to provide copies of the slides for the level which the student has signed up for and these will normally be distributed by the tutor at the first tutorial for each unit.

APT reserve the right to cancel a course if that course does not attract a sufficient number of students. APT will make every effort to provide training in an alternative format or location in this instance.  APT reserve the right to change course dates on the course schedule, but will aim to provide the same number of dates/study sessions over the duration of the course.

By accepting these terms & conditions students agree only to work with APT tutors on the course of study for which they have been invoiced by APT. Students will not engage with tutors in additional courses of study unless this has been agreed by a Director of APT.


After the registration form has been submitted, if a student informs us that they want to cancel their course less than 90 days before the course start date they will be charged 100% of the invoice value. You do however have the option to place another candidate from your organisation on the course in your place.

If you wish to cancel your course once the course has started then we regret we are unable to make any refund, although you have the option to place another candidate from your organisation on the course in your place during the duration of the course as stated on the invoice.

Examination entry

Whilst our tutors are available to assist and advise where required, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are entered for the appropriate examination. Students on the Virtual Classroom Courses will normally receive an invite to each examination and must ACCEPT this invite to enable us to go ahead and book them on the exam. Students will be issued with a course schedule detailing the CIPS examination entry deadline dates at the start of your course.

Full terms & conditions are available on request. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your registration. We will be glad to help.


By accepting these terms and conditions you are giving us your consent to hold your data and personal information and use it in the course of our business.  Please see our privacy policy for further details.


We welcome your comments and you are invited to list your comments on our feedback form

If you feel you need to raise any issues, please contact your course coordinator at our Warrington head office or your tutor – they are there to help you.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on to your APT CIPS training course and to helping you achieve your professional license to practice.