Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Discover the benefits and activities you'll be involved in with a career in Procurement & Supply

Why a Career in Procurement and Supply?

On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas 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.

Who leads the CIPS provision?

Reg Dyson, Senior Supply Chain Consultant is the Lead Mentor and Coach on our CIPS provision and is highly regarded within the industry by professionals and students alike.

  • MCIPS Qualified
  • Over 40 years of extensive experience in Retail, Manufacturing, Project Management and Education
  • Key clients have included: British Airways, Bentley, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Salford University, University of West London, The National School of Government.
  • Taught 3 CIPS president award winners and had the highest national aggregate marks

Contact

For CIPs enquiries, further information on courses and enrolment onto courses please contact our enrolment team on 0300 300 0090 or alternatively email Gareth.Burrow@tcg.ac.uk

Courses

We offer a number of qualifications; that take up to one year to complete, to support your professional development in procurement and supply. Procurement professionals are needed globally, giving you endless opportunities to work abroad or travel to meet suppliers. Procurement is an important function in every business meaning this crucial role offers great job security.

CIPS Level 4 Professional Diploma

Course Information

Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

  • Learn about the core principles, concepts and practical applications when procuring goods or services
  • Gain essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics and asset management
  • Understand how procurement fits within the rest of your organisation and how it can help to shape key future business decisions

Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma

Course Information

Building on the practical knowledge and understanding gained at the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Building on the practical knowledge and understanding gained at the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, your learning will focus on:

  • Key aspects of risk in supply chains and mitigation of those risks
  • Processing and evaluating contracts
  • Understanding the impact of legal implications when contracts are breached
  • The different approaches to managing teams and individuals
  • Sustainability and the managerial approaches that promote ethical practices