For those who want to undergo training with the GSA-UK, we also offer the option of getting qualified.


GSA offers one-off executive masterclass on the strategic implications of outsourcing, a year-long programme of professional development for your sourcing professionals.



The Global Sourcing Association is the leading UK organisation for strategic sourcing professionals and for organisations engaged in sourcing activities.. For more information view prospectus.

Diploma Winter Cohort

The GSA Diploma in Strategic Sourcing is the most cost-effective way to add significant depth to your knowledge base, substantially increasing the value you bring to your organisation.

The GSA Diploma in Strategic Outsourcing has been designed for those who have a management or leadership role in outsourcing related activities. Its self-managed, work-based format complements busy schedules and allows participants to focus their studies on areas that are of direct relevance to their own organisation and role.

Supported by experienced course tutors, this highly practical course, with an emphasis on real-world challenges and the need to identify where and how value can be added, is taught over 3 one-day workshops (with additional support online). 

Why train with the GSA?

The GSA UK is committed to developing the professional reputation of the sourcing industry. That starts with ensuring all sourcing professionals have the opportunity to develop the right skills, behaviour and knowledge to do the job. Professional development in sourcing is central to all of the GSA-UK's work. Our professional development programme is based around training on core sourcing skills and understanding, unique sourcing profession qualifications along with generic business skills required by the sourcing professional.

GSA-UK's training programme offers a wide range of training courses accommodating all levels of experience for outsourcing professionals and with formats to suit all requirements, including online/distance learning , open workshops, in-house training programmes and executive masterclasses. We are proud to have world class trainers deliver our programmes.

GSA-UK’s qualifications include the industry’s first Foundation certificate, professional certificate, and diploma in strategic sourcing. Portsmouth University accredits the GSA-UK Diploma programmes through its Institute for Work Based Learning. The Institute for Work Based Learning pioneered the development of work-based learning at higher education level and is an internationally recognised centre for excellence.

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