Procurement & Supply

Procurement & Supply

We offer a number of qualifications to support your professional development in Procurement & Supply; that take up to one year to complete. 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 career opportunities and job security.

CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate Course Sheet

The Level 3 Advanced certificate is designed for those who are within an operational role and will provide the knowledge, skills and understanding in order to carry out procurement and supply tasks.

The learner will develop the knowledge to understand demand management, arrange supply logistics and implement new contracts

Five units:

  • Procurement and supply environments
  • Procurement and supply operations
  • Procurement and supply workflow
  • Inventory and logistics operations
  • Procurement and supply relationships

This qualification is designed for those working within the following typical job titles; Administrator, Assistant buyer, Assistant contract officer, Contract analyst, Stock / inventory controller / planner. There are no age restrictions in relation to this qualification.

CIPS Level 4 Professional Diploma Course Sheet

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 Sheet

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

Reg is a Senior Supply Chain Consultant, Mentor and Coach who specialises in the delivery of higher level professional procurement qualifications. With an reputation of producing some of the leading 

  • 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

CIPS Membership

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.

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