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CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 4

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 4

Overview

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.

This qualification provides an essential toolkit for those planning a career in procurement and supply. The course has been developed and written using the procurement and supply cycle and will give learners the skills needed to help them gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply, and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems in the workplace. It is suitable for those in operational roles or those managing or supervising the procurement and supply function.

This is the only entry point onto CIPS Diploma qualifications.

The course is delivered at this CIPS 'Centre of Merit' by a range of tutors. The course leader has relevant industry experience and is MCIPS-qualified.

Entry requirements

This is the only entry point onto our Diploma qualifications. A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required. Alternatively, you will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

 

Start dates and fees

Please refer to the course schedule in the section below for the current course fees. The course fees also include the CIPS exam fees, as the College is required to book the exams on your behalf.

Please note: the fees listed do not include the study guides for each module, which can be purchased directly from the CIPS website.

CIPS membership fees are also payable in addition to course fees, and paid directly to CIPS.

 

CIPS Diploma Level 4 Day Start date End date Exam date Start time End time Fee
L4M7 Whole Life Asset Management 6 credits Wed 01/05/2019 10/07/2019 w/c 17/07/2019 12.30pm 4pm £375
L4M2 Defining Business Needs 6 credits Wed 01/05/2019 10/07/2019 w/c 17/07/2019 5pm 8.30pm £375
L4M1 Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply 12 credits Wed 04/09/2019 06/11/2019 w/c 18/11/2019 12.30pm 4pm £670
L4M3 Commercial Contracting 6 credits Wed 04/09/2019 06/11/2019 w/c 11/11/2019 5pm 8.30pm £375
L4M4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing 6 credits Wed 20/11/2019 12/02/2020 w/c 02/03/2020 12.30pm 4pm £375
L4M5Commercial Negotiation 6 credits Wed 20/11/2019 12/02/2020 w/c 02/03/2020 5pm 8.30pm £375
L4M6 Supplier Relationships 6 credits Wed 26/02/2020 06/05/2020 w/c 11/05/2020 12.30pm 4pm £375
L4M8 Procurement and Supply in Practice 12 credits Wed 26/02/2020 06/05/2020 w/c 18/05/2020 5pm 8.30pm £670
L4M2 Defining Business Needs 6 credits Wed 13/05/2020 08/07/2020 w/c 13/07/2020 12.30pm 4pm £375
L4M7 Whole Life Asset Management 6 credits Wed 13/05/2020 08/07/2020 w/c 13/07/2020 5pm 8.30pm £375

How long is the course?

The course takes a minimum of one year to complete depending on the chosen study pattern.

Attendance is part-time afternoon and evening each week, to complete the course in one year.

Alternatively, students can study either afternoons or evenings, which would lead to the level being completed in 18 to 24 months.

Please refer to the individual module descriptions for the schedule for each module.

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How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by an exam.

Exams will be either:

  • Objective response (OR) – these are computer-based, which allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers.
  • Constructed response (CR) – these exams require a longer, essay-type response to questions. These will available to take as computer-based exams.

The exams take place in January, March, May, July, September and November.

What will I study?

You will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organisation, and you will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace. Learn how to apply a practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems. On completion, you will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results. 

The following modules are studied and are all core (compulsory):

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (12 credits)
  • Defining Business Need (6 credits)
  • Commercial Contracting (6 credits)
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (6 credits)
  • Commercial Negotiation (6 credits)
  • Supplier Relationships (6 credits)
  • Whole Life Asset Management (6 credits)
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice (12 credits)

Details of the syllabus for each module can be found on the CIPS website

 

What can I go on to study?

Once complete, progression is to the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

How do I apply?

For further information please email cips@wnc.ac.uk

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