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 - A minimum of  34 Points or 12 points in any of the following subject combinations: Maths/English, Maths/Commerce, Accounting/English, Accounting/Commerce.

1. Introducing procurement and Supply (L2M1)

2. Procurement and Supply Operations (L2M2)

3. Stakeholder Relationships (L2M3)

4. Systems Technology (L2M4)

5. Inventory, Logistics & Expediting (L2M5)


2) Advanced Certificate Procurement and Supply Operations


1. Procurement and supply Operations (L3M1)

2. Ethical Procurement & Supply (L3M2)

3. Contract Administration (L3M3)

4. Team Dynamics & Change (L3M4)


1. Socially Responsible Procurement (L3M5)

2. Socially Responsible Warehousing & Distribution (L3M6)


3) Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Entry requirements : CIPS Advanced certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations OR or Diploma in business or equivalent.

1. Scope and influence of Procurement and Supply(L4M1)

2. Defining Business Need(L4M2)

3. Commercial Negotiation(L4M3)

4. Ethical and Responsible Sourcing(L4M4)

5. Commercial Negotiation(L4M5)

6. Supplier Relationships(L4M6)

7. Whole Life Asset Management(L4M7)

8. Procurement and Supply in Practice(L4M8)


4) Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply


1. Managing Teams and Individuals(L5M1)

2. Advanced Contract and Financial Management(L5M4)

3. Managing Supply Chain Risk(L5M2)


4. Managing Contractual Risk(L5M3)

5. Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply(L5M5)


1. Category Management(L5M6)

2. Advanced Negotiation(L5M15)

3. Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain(L5M7)

4. Project and Change Management(L5M8)

5. Operations Management(L5M9)

6. Logistics Management(L5M10)


5) Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply


1. Strategic Ethical Leadership(L6M1)

2. Global Commercial Strategy(L6M2)

3. Global Strategic Supply Chain Management(L6M3)

4. Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession(L6M4)

OPTIONAL(Select 2 module)

1. Strategic Programme Leadership(L6M5)

2. Innovation in Procurement and Supply(L6M8)

3. Commercial Data Management(L6M7)

4. Supply Network Design(L6M9)

5. Global Logistics Strategy(L6M10)



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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