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Skills Development Directory

The Government Procurement Service (GPS) Skills Development Directory provides a list of  procurement-related learning and development opportunities available across government, which may be of interest to GPS members, non-commercial staff wanting to improve their commercial awareness, and Human Resources (HR) departments responsible for learning and development provision for both of these groups.  

Learning and Development Options

This Skills Development Directory is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of every Learning & Development (L&D) provision available to public sector procurement professionals. There are no private sector commercial offerings on this list. It provides access to learning and development provision that has already been procured or developed by public sector bodies and made available to other government departments, in order to share training capacity and thereby achieve better value for money.

Opportunities currently available are grouped into three main categories. Click the links below to explore the directory for each of the categories.

Professional Qualifications

Non-commercial skills

Technical or Specialist Skills


All the material in this directory has been approved by the departments who own it. Their contribution is acknowledged with thanks.


The Contents of this site are for general information purposes only. While OGC endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and OGC does not accept any liability for error or omission.  References to other organisations' websites and learning and development options does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of of that organisation, site or content by OGC.