Scotland Excel


26 Oct 2018

Scottish GO Award success

The Scotland Excel Academy scoops prestigious GO Award

GO award

The Scotland Excel Academy has been crowned winner of the Emerging Procurement Talent Award at this year’s Scottish GO Awards.


We launched our Academy in November 2016 to support learning and development in the public procurement community.


The Academy’s aim is to support the development of multi-disciplined procurement practitioners, with procurement at the core, complemented by leadership and management and project management.


There’s no other resource like the Scotland Excel Academy within Scotland’s public procurement landscape. Our approach is to offer the procurement community work-based learning, in partnership with key professional bodies and leading Scottish universities, is ahead of the curve.


The Academy delivers face-to-face workshops, supported by a virtual learning. It is an approved SQA centre and became the first Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) Chartered Manager (CMgr) Assessment Centre in Scotland in 2017.


Its collaboration with seven Scottish university business schools supports learners across the country, regardless of their location. And its partnership with three professional bodies offers accredited programmes: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Association for Project Management (APM).


Beyond the accredited courses, the Academy also offers practical workshops and thought leadership masterclasses, and encourages peer learning through sharing best practice.