CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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All CIPS Diplomas


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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.

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 Professional Diploma are actually around 95- 100 % we hasten to add!) we will continue to tutor them without charge.

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
L6M1: Strategic Ethical Leadership 14.09.20 09.11.20 w/c 16.11.20
L6M5: Strategic Programme Leadership
L6M8: Innovation in Procurement and Supply
23.11.20 11.01.21 w/c 18.01.21
L6M2: Global Commercial Strategy 25.01.21 15.03.21 w/c 22.03.21
L6M9: Supply Network Design
L6M4: Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession
29.03.21 03.05.21 w/c 10.05.21
L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management 17.05.21 12.07.21 w/c 19.07.21

CIPS Professional Diploma - Summer class

Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management 27.07.20 14.09.20 w/c 21.09.20

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 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.