Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years' experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designator letters, MCIPS.
Five qualifications are offered to support your professional development in procurement and supply.
Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
Entry Requirements: 2 A levels or international equivalent for Diploma
Career Prospects: Administrative assistant, contracts administrator, purchasing assistant, stock controller, merchandiser.
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
Entry Requirements: No prior experience or qualifications needed at this level.
Career Prospects:Administrator, assistant buyer, assistant contract officer, contract analyst, stock,/ inventory controller/planner
Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Entry requirements: CIPS Advanced certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations OR 2 A-levels (or international equivalent)
Career opportunities (typical job titles): Buyer, Procurement or purchasing specialist, contracts officer
Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Entry Requirements: Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Career Prospects: Buyer, Procurement or purchasing executive, procurement specialist, contracts officer
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Entry requirements: CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Career Prospects: Head of supply, Head of Commercial, Supply chain manager, Head of logistics/transport, Operations Manager.
Unit exemptions may be granted depending on prior certified learning, to make sure you do not repeat learning that has already been undertaken and recognised.