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Introduction to Outsourcing

Whether or not you’re new to an outsourcing role, the NOA Online Gateway test provides a solid foundation on which to develop your sourcing knowledge. The test offers an extensive list of sources and background reading to learn about the principles of outsourcing, whilst completing a set of 50 questions.  The test takes around an hour to complete, and successful participants will receive an NOA Gateway Award. 

   It’s all done online- so you don’t have to worry about travelling to workshops or posting submissions. Current and past participants have studied from all over the world! 

Why study online? The benefits are clear:

Study at a time to suit you

Downloadable  course materials for reference and further knowledge

Study from anywhere- home, work, on the train

No paperwork- no printing

A qualification to certify your new skills, endorsed by the National Outsourcing Association.  

The Gateway is organised into 6 short sections:

  1. The Sourcing Trilogy (explaining outsourcing, insourcing, shared services and 'offshoring')

  2. Trends and opportunities in sourcing - understand how sourcing has become a key organisational strategy

  3. NOA Sourcing Life Cycle - covers the key elements of strategic leadership, relationship engagement, transition and change and relationship management- why organisations decide to outsource
  4. Risks and rewards

  5. Sourcing contracts - the key principles and issues to consider

  6. Sourcing language - an overview of key terms and language used in outsourcing, learn all the jargon!

 The course is built around a multiple choice test.  Participants study  the material provided online and alongside will answer related multiple choice questions that will test their knowledge.  To progress to the next course participants will need to obtain a score of at least 80% in the test.


How to register

To register on the Gateway course online click   ENROL NOW above.  You will be able to pay online and start your course immediately or request that we send you an invoice if you prefer.


Team workshops and discounts

If you want to put your team through the Gateway programme call us today to discuss workshops we can provide to support the team and discounts for multiple regsistrations.    Call us today on 0845 130 5500

Continuing Professional Development

After completing the NOA Certificate students can choose to register on to the NOA Foundation Certificate.  This will provide an opportunity to develop their understanding of outsourcing and to earn an accredited qualification.