International Qualification in Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

This qualification is only available to learners outside of the UK and sits alongside the Level 3 Certificate and Level 4 Diploma within our ladder of qualifications.

Course Content

Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

  • Procurement and Supply Principles
  • Procurement and Supply Functions
  • Procurement and Supply Processes
  • Procurement and Supply Administration
  • Procurement and Supply Stakeholders

Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

  • Procurement and Supply Environments
  • Procurement and Supply Operations
  • Procurement and Supply Workflow
  • Inventory and Logistics Operations
  • Procurement and Supply Relationships

Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Context of Procurement and Supply
  • Business needs of Procurement and Supply
  • Sourcing of Procurement and Supply
  • Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply

Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply

  • Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Risks in Supply Chains
  • Improving the competitiveness of Supply Chains

Optional Subjects

  • Category Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Sustainability in Supply Chains
  • Operations Management in Supply Chains

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Leadership in Procurement and Supply
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Strategic Supply chain Management

Optional Subjects

  • Supply Chain Diligence
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Legal Aspects in Procurement and Supply