Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)



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 designatory letters, MCIPS.

Five qualifications are offered to support your professional development in procurement and supply.

1)Certificate in Procurement and Supply OperationsEntry Requirements:

BGCSE, C or better in English & Maths
1.Procurement and Supply Principles,
2.Procurement and Supply Functions,
3.Procurement and Supply Processes,

4.Procurement and Supply Administration,
5.Procurement and Supply Stakeholders.

2) Advanced Certificate Procurement and Supply Operations
1.Procurement and supply environments
2.Procurement and Supply Operations
3.Procurement and supply workflow

4.Inventory and logistics operations
5.Procurement and Supply relationships

3) Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Entry requirements : CIPS Advanced certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations OR or Diploma in business or equivalent.
1.Contexts of Procurement and Supply,
2.Business needs in procurement and supply
3.Sourcing in procurement and Supply

4.Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply

5.Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply

4) Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply


1.Management in procurement and supply
2.Managing risks in supply chains
3.Improving the competitiveness of supply chains


1.Category management in procurement and supply
2.Sustainability in supply chains,
3.Operations management in supply chains

5) Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply


1.Leadership in procurement and supply
2.Corporate and business strategy
3.Strategic supply chain management

OPTIONAL(Select 2 module)
1.Supply chain diligence
2.Programme and project management
3.Legal Aspects in procurement and supply


4 years


Head of Supply

Head of Commercial

Supply Chain Manager

Head of Logistics 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.

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