What is CIPS ?

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualifications are widely regarded as an international benchmark of excellence, enhancing standards of professionalism and performance throughout procurement and supply.

The Diploma, the Advanced Diploma and the Professional Diploma provide a suite of levels allowing you to progress up to degree level and gain an advanced understanding of procurement and supply management whilst covering essential issues which affect business today.

PLEASE NOTE: At all levels, attendance of at least 80% is expected from all delegates. Details of attendance will be shared with a work sponsor on the obtaining of the delegates’ consent to do so.

 

Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The Diploma is ideal for those employed in a general, junior procurement role or those without formal qualifications in the field. You should have at least 2 A Levels or equivalent (as determined by CIPS). Also acceptable are CIPS Level 3 Certificates and/or any Level 3 qualifications that CIPS consider to be equivalent.

 5 core modules to be completed:

  • Negotiating & Contracting
  • Sourcing in Procurement & Supply
  • Contexts of Procurement
  • Business Needs in Procurement
  • Managing Contracts & Relationships in Procurement

All exemptions should be applied for directly through CIPS on 01780 756777 or via www.cips.org

 


Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The Advanced Diploma is aimed at those who have achieved the Diploma (or are exempt at that level) and who are aiming for strategic career goals or who intend to specialise in key areas. For exemption, qualifications with relevant content must be a Level 5 or above or their equivalent as determined by CIPS such as a degree from a recognised University.

5 core modules to be completed:

  • Category Management
  • Management in Procurement & Supply
  • Managing Risks
  • Sustainability in Supply Chains
  • Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains

All exemptions should be applied for directly through CIPS on 01780 756777 or via www.cips.org

 


Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The Professional Diploma is for those who have achieved the Advanced Diploma award or are exempt. For exemption, qualifications with relevant content must be a Level 6 or above, or their equivalent as determined by CIPS. The modules must have been covered in the final year of an undergraduate programme in a recognised University or be at post-graduate level.

5 modules to be completed:

  • Legal Aspects in Procurement
  • Leadership in Procurement
  • Programme & Project Management
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management

All exemptions should be applied for directly through CIPS on 01780 756777 or via www.cips.org

All assessments are designed to test the learning outcomes of the CIPS unit content for each unit. Candidates are assessed by an exam for each unit, unless you are granted an exemption.

The CIPS examinations take place during November, March and May. For further details visit http://www.cips.org

If you are scheduled to take an examination or an examination re-sit during this period you must ensure that you register and send the necessary payment directly to CIPS.