CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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Is it right for me?

The Diploma in Procurement and Supply is ideal for those who have a few years business experience, 2 ‘A’ levels or CIPS qualifications in purchasing and supply. It is an intermediate level purchasing course. The CIPS Diploma together with CIPS Levels Advanced and Professional Diplomas is the most common route to reach full membership status (MCIPS).

What will I learn?

You’ll develop advanced skills in negotiation, and understand the complexities of contracts and other commercial arrangements. You’ll learn how to measure the effectiveness of supply chains and analyse their impact on your business.

See the detailed content for each of the five units of the course below.

How am I taught?

The course is delivered through weekly teaching sessions based on session slides that supplement the course book and our comprehensive pass kit. The slides provide lots of additional supporting material and the kit likely questions and answers that are a shortcut to exam success.

There are usually 8 sessions per module. Recorded sessions are available for you to view as you wish. Our offer includes unlimited feedback on practice exam papers and a revision session for each module.

We also provide a guaranteed pass whereby if clients are unfortunate enough to be unsuccessful in an exam ( our pass rates for the Level 4 Diploma are actually around 96 % we hasten to add!) we will continue to tutor them without charge.

The course timetable for 2020 is set out below:

CIPS Level 4 Diploma

Weekday evenings: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Weekday afternoons: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L4M1: Scope and influence of Procurement and Supply 14.09.20 09.11.20 w/c 16.11.20
L4M2: Defining Business Needs
L4M7: Whole Life Asset Management
23.11.20 11.01.21 w/c 18.01.21
L4M8: Procurement and Supply in Practice 25.01.21 15.03.21 w/c 22.03.21
L4M3: Commercial Contracting
L4M5: Commercial Negotiation.
29.03.21 03.05.21 w/c 10.05.21
L4M4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
L4M6: Supplier relationships
17.05.21 17.05.21 w/c 13.07.21

CIPS Level 4 Diploma - Summer class

Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L4M4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
L4M6: Supplier relationships
27.07.20 07.09.20 w/c 14.09.20

Because the course is modular clients can start in September, November, February , March and May.. It generally takes a year (40 weeks with breaks !) to complete the course. It is perfectly possible to take more than one exam at a time and finish earlier

How is my understanding assessed?

Assessment for some modules is by written examination and others through multiple choice questions. We provide all the support necessary to make sure you are successful – including a guaranteed pass!

Can I view a teaching session?

We run ‘test drive’ sessions every week when the course is being taught. You are most welcome to come along to take part in a teaching session, meet with us and talk to our current clients . Just let us know when it would be convenient for you to come along.

What do I do to move things forward?

If you wish to move things forward we will send you a (short!) registration form for you to complete so we can confirm your place on the course.