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Inventory Management Practitioner - Basic - IMPB

This workshop provides the knowledge and understanding of Defence Inventory Management policy and procedures to enable delegates to apply the relevant concepts in the workplace.

Suitable For

This course is designed for both new and experienced Inventory Managers within the MOD. It provides the basis for delegates to undertake/attain: Service specific IS training courses on Inventory Management systems (to be completed within 6 months of taking up post); Inventory Management Licence (test) (to be completed within 6 months of taking up post); Inventory Management Practitioner - Advanced (IMPA) Workshop (to be completed within 9-12 months of taking up post); Inventory Management Certificate of Competence.

Course Aim

To ensure that all Inventory Managers achieve the level of functional competence required by basic practitioners prior to initial delegation of requirement and/or financial authority.


Course Essentials


College of Management and Technology



Business Benefits

A key development course to support the needs of the business.

Entry Requirements

Completion of either Introduction to Defence Acquisition (IDA) or Introduction to Defence Acquisition On-line Training (IDAOLT) and Inventory Management Basic Awareness On-Line Training (IMBAOL.)

Duration Details

3 days non-residential.

Course Price

PRICE FOR NON-MOD DELEGATES: The cost of this course is £870.00 excluding VAT. Details of payment options will be sent in a confirmation e-mail when you apply for the course.


Multiple Locations

Delivery Method


Course Contact Details

Tel: 0306 798 4170

Course Objectives

By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Explain what training and development is required by Inventory Managers at all levels;
  • Describe the key role, responsibilities, functions and outputs performed by Inventory Managers across the SOM in support of traditional and various forms of Contract Logistic Support type solutions;
  • Explain the basic principles, concepts, policy and processes of Inventory Management relevant to all support solutions ranging from traditional to all Contractor Logistic Support variants;
  • Demonstrate basic situational awareness of the contribution made by Inventory Management to overall platform and equipment support to our armed forces, by its involvement through the Re-Provisioning cycle and theory, including repair and disposals, and associated Contracting process;
  • Explain the relevance of current and future Supply Chain Information Systems (IS) to the Inventory Management role, functions and outputs;
  • Demonstrate basic situational awareness of the Inventory Management role through its involvement with the operations of the Joint Supply Chain.

Further Information

APPLICATION:  For MOD delegates this course is available to book online via HRMS, provided the suitability requirements are met. Or by phone by calling the Course Support Line on Tel: 0306 798 4170


Non-MOD delegates should confirm access is available on a fee-paying basis by referring to the Course Essentials section on this page. If the course is open to Non-MOD delegates please complete an application form (fee payers) and email to


Course Support Opening Hours;

Monday to Thursday               09:00 – 16:00

Fridays                                    09:00 – 12:00


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