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L4 CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) is an organisation that promotes best practice throughout the international supply chain and procurement profession. With a global network of over 200,000 members in over 150 countries, CIPS is the leading worldwide body serving best practice procurement methods to supply chain professionals.

There are five levels of CIPS accreditations for all levels of supply chain professionals, from administrators to managers to advanced professional practitioners. Depending upon experience, you may enter your CIPS learning at Level 4 (Diploma). Once you have completed Level 5, obtaining the Level 6 Professional Diploma allows you to be awarded the prestigious MCIPS accreditation. This is your professional licence to practice. MCIPS is renowned across the world and demanded by over 64% of UK employers recruiting procurement and supply chain professionals.  
Why Study with us?

  • SGS College has been accredited as a CIPS Centre of Excellence for the last 17 years, a standard of which we are proud.
  • Accredited Exam Centre.
  • Experienced teaching staff.

To achieve the full diploma you would need to complete the following L4 modules with us:

  • M1 - Scope And Influence Of Procurement And Supply
  • M2 - Defining Business Needs
  • M3- Commercial Contracting
  • M4 - Ethical And Responsible Sourcing
  • M5 - Commercial Negotiation
  • M6 - Supplier Relationships
  • M7 - Whole Life Asset Management
  • M8 - Procurement And Supply In Practice

Funding and Financial Support Options
For more information on financial support options including payment plans, please visit our Money Management Service area or email [email protected].  

How will I learn?

  • Classroom/online lessons at our Filton site and on Microsoft Teams.
  • One day a week on a Thursday for 5 weeks ( per course ) with an exam at the end.
  • Students will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organisation and will be equipped with a range of knowledge and tools.
  • Participants will learn how to apply practical, theoretical and technical knowledge and will have developed the ability to address complex, non-routine problems.
  • Participants will learn to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession.

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Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those who have been in an operational or managerial procurement position, or a commercial role, for at least 2 years. Graduates new to industry can also enter at this level. You will need a minimum of at least two A Levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required.

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For more information about this course please email [email protected].

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

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Course information last updated: Friday 22nd October 2021 @ 8.30am (5 hours ago)

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