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Level 6 -Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Level 5 - Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

 Level 4 -Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Level 3 - Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operation

Level 2 - Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

 

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CIPS qualifications in Procurement & Supply

CIPS last updated their qualifications in 2013. By working closely with employers, different levels of qualifications have been developed which consist of units that respond to global business requirements.

CIPS qualifications are: 

  • Available to candidates world wide students from any country can opt to study by supported distance learning for a CIPS qualification through MCG.

  • Robust - Supported with the benefits of CIPS Student Membership.

 

How to Start

Where you begin your studies for CIPS qualifications depends on your relevant qualifications and experience.  Programmes leading to the Certificate and Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations are for those currently in or hoping to join operational roles.  The three Diploma qualifications are aimed at those managing the procurement and supply function.  Students are advised to progress through the qualifications in sequence to provide the underpinning knowledge needed to move up the qualifications ladder.

What if you already have relevant qualifications or experience?

You may be entitled to some unit exemptions if you already have a relevant degree or qualification. Exemptions are designed to make sure that you do not repeat learning that has already been undertaken recently and recognised. The CIPS policy on exemptions together with their application process and the fee they charge can be found ---here--- [External window]

What if you have no relevant qualifications but lots of experience?

If you do not have relevant procurement and supply management qualifications but have for example, been a buyer for around two years or more, with a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification;  you are eligible to start studying from the Diploma in procurement and supply.  This is the highest level entry point into the qualifications ladder.

No previous qualifications?

You can start to study for a CIPS qualification even if you have no previous professional qualifications or relevant work experience as the Certificate and Advanced certificate are available to all.

 

Level 2 - Certificate in procurement and supply operations

This is the ideal qualification if you're just starting your career in procurement or if procurement and supply are part of your role. It will enable you to recognise and describe the key processes in procurement to build professional knowledge and competence.

Entry requirements  candidates do not need any prior experience or qualifications to start studying at this stage. A good standard of English is however required to fully understand the study material and the examination questions.

The Unit Content Guide provides full details of the content for each of the five compulsory units of the Certificate in procurement and supply operations

 

Level 3 - Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations

This qualification is designed for people in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks.  Candidates will develop the knowledge to understand demand management, arrange supply logistics and implement new contracts.

Entry requirements - no qualifications or experience are necessary but if you already have a CIPS Certificate, this qualification will build on your current knowledge and understanding. A good standard of English is however required to fully understand the study material and the examination questions.

The Unit Content Guide provides full details of the content for each of the five compulsory units of the Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations

 

Level 4 - Diploma in procurement and supply

The subjects covered through studying for the Diploma qualification are valuable management tools for those moving into junior and middle first line management roles in procurement, or those supervising the procurement function.  The Diploma focusess on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis.

Entry requirements - This is the highest entry point to study for any of the diploma qualifications. As an absolute minimum candidates require at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification.  Alternatively a minimum of two years' relevant experience in a business environment are needed. A high standard of English is also required to fully understand the study material and answer the examination questions.

The Unit Content Guide provides full details of the content for each of the five compulsory units of the Diploma in procurement and supply

 

Level 5 - Advanced diploma in procurement and supply

The subjects covered through studying for the Advanced diploma qualification provide senior buyers, contract, and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and fulfil organisational objectives.  Topics include the knowledge base required to reduce cost, improve quality and timescales, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

Entry requirements  Candidates for this programme will need to have successfully completed the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in procurement and supply

The Unit Content Guide provides full details of the content for each of the three compulsory units of the Advanced diploma in procurement and supply as well as the optional units from which two are to be selected.

 

Level 6 - Professional diploma in procurement and supply

The Professional diploma programme is aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. It is targeted at building strategic direction and advice in areas such as change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

Entry requirements - Candidates for this programme will need to have successfully achieved the CIPS Level 5 Advanced diploma in procurement and supply.

The Unit Content Guide provides full details of the content for each of the three compulsory units of the Professional diploma in procurement and supply as well as the optional units from which two are to be selected.

Level 6 is the highest qualification that is offered by CIPS. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas along with 3 years' experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply, candidates will be awarded MCIPS status.

  MCG - CIPS Exam Centre Number - 005031578