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Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

Course Overview

The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a level 6 UK post graduate qualification (broadly comparable to a level 8 in Ireland) which is awarded by the prestigous CIPS, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. This course is designed for middle and senior purchasing and supply managers who have completed the Diploma level 4 and Advanced Diploma level 5 CIPS qualifications. This course will bring your learning together to a new level.


At this level, critical thinking is encouraged on contemporary issues in supply chain management and rigorous focus on solutions and application of understanding. A focus on case studies is a significant feature at this level. The Procurement Supply course aims to provide you with both a theoretical and practical understanding of issues affecting the business environment and the purchasing and supply chain function.

The newest feature of this course is Live Online classes. Live online classes allow you to interact and ask questions while listening to your lecturer deliver their class live online. If you are unable to make the session, all live classes are recorded for revision and playback purposes. They are available for both classroom and distance students. 

Course Aims

You will acquire leadership skills to enable you to lead and provide direction to all stakeholders within the supply chain. You will also learn to manage change and evaluate the risks associated with various models of supply chain structures. The work based project option is excellent as it enables you to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain theory. A project management understanding and worldview of SCM will also be acquired. Finance in relation to the decision-making process, will be analysed, so that you can lead organisations into increased profitability.


Benefits of CIPS membership

Each level of CIPS courses, offers different membership. Level 4 students are required to become student members to register for exams. To gain full membership of CIPS (MCIPS), at least three years’ experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply is required. Access to the latest online resources, past papers, notes is provided. Every month you will receive Supply Management magazine as part of your membership benefits. You can also access an online daily news update.


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Award:  Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply level 6 UK (broadly equivalent to level 8 in ireland)

Award Body: CIPS Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply




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