CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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Is it right for me?

The CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. To qualify for the course you will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply or the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (2006 Syllabus). This is the final level of the CIPS ladder of qualifications if you are aiming to achieve full membership of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

What will I learn?

The course focuses on building strategic procurement competence, giving you the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice, in relation to change management, stakeholder management and team leadership. The course is made up of the following modules: Unit PD1- Leadership in Procurement and Supply, Unit PD2- Corporate Business Strategy, Unit PD3 – Strategic Supply Chain Management, Unit PD4 – Supply Chain Diligence, Unit PD5- Programme and Project Management.

You can download the detailed content of each module at the bottom of this page.

How am I taught?

The course is delivered through teaching sessions which introduce fresh content and linked workshops that focus on quizzes, case studies and past papers

We offer weekly evening classes at our centres (and at some centres daytime classes). We also run an option which combines weekly ‘live’ videoconference class combined with locally based face to face workshops – which can take place wherever you are!

The course timetable for is set out below.

CIPS Professional Diploma

Weekday Evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
PD5 Programme and Project Management 10.09.18 05.11.18 w/c 12.11.18
PD1 Leadership in Procurement and Supply 19.11.18 14.01.19 w/c 21.01.18
PD2 Corporate and Business Strategy 28.01.19 25.02.19 w/c 04.03.19
PD3 Strategic Supply Chain Management 11.03.19 06.05.19 w/c 13.05.19
PD4 Supply Chain Diligence 21.05.18 09.07.18 w/c 16.07.18

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.

Our offer includes feedback on practice exam papers, individual ‘catch up’ tutorials, free attendance at additional sessions and online access to session slides and example answers. We also provide a guaranteed pass whereby if clients are unfortunate enough to be unsuccessful in an exam ( our pass rates were actually 97 % in the last exams we hasten to add!) we will continue to tutor them without charge.

How is my understanding assessed?

Assessment for each module is by written examination. 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.