Professional Diploma Procurement and Supply (CIPS Level 6)

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Course summary

Course Overview
Delivery of this course is through part-time evening sessions with some modules delivered via blended learning. 

CIPS is global with a community of 88,000 people in 150 countries. CIPS awarding body is regulated by Ofqual in England. You can study part time to achieve MCIPS in two years intensive study or three years at normal pace.

Over 60% of those studying CIPS at UWL hold degrees. This is the route for Business Graduates into the Procurement Profession. Detailed information at www.cips.org/en/aboutcips 

Students in a lecture Supply Management Monthly Journal

Which provides news, views and articles that cover all areas of procurement and supply, along with case studies and updates. https://www.cips.org/supply-management/ 

Study Packs and Recommended Reading

These Study Guides are usually used on CIPS courses.

www.cips.org/book-shop 

Qualifications Update Quarterly Newsletter

Produced for CIPS students with information on exams, study tips, and news from the student network.

CIPS Intelligence

A huge bank of research papers and essential professional resources for studies and career.

www.cips.org/knowledge

There are three levels of qualification
 
CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Topics covered are:

  • Contexts
  • Business Needs
  • Sourcing
  • Negotiating and Contracting
  • Managing Contracts and Relationships.

CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Topics covered are:

  • Management
  • Managing Risks
  • Improving Competitiveness of Supply Chains
  • Category Management
  • Operations Management.

CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Topics covered are:

  • Leadership
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Legal Aspects in Procurement and Supply.

Contact Beryl Matthews (course leader): beryl.matthews@uwl.ac.uk for a Brochure containing details of the courses including units, timetables, assessment data, fees.

Career and study progression

Most CIPS students at UWL already hold responsible positions in procurement and MCIPS enhances their ability to achieve advancement. CIPS offers the route for business graduates into and through the procurement profession. 

  

More information

http://www.cips.org
You can find information on qualifications, sample assessments, exam timetables and registration.

Course detail

Qualification and Unit Titles

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Core Unit

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

Optional

  • Progrmme and Project Management
  • Legal Aspects in Procurement and Supply (UK)

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Core Unit

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

Optional

  • Category Management
  • Operations Management in Supply Chains

Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Core Unit

  • Contexts of Procurement and Supply
  • Business Needs in Procurement and Supply
  • Sourcing in Procurement and Supply
  • Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply

For further details of the course content go to: www.cips.org/qualifications
 
Successful completion of levels 4, 5 and 6 together with three years work experience in procurement leads to full membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and MCIPS status.

Exemption from some units may be obtained upon application to CIPS by suitably qualified people.
 
Contact the Course leader Beryl Matthews beryl.matthews@uwl.ac.uk to obtain a brochure of CIPS at UWL and to be given advice concerning the course.

Entry requirements

Two A level qualifications / international equivalent or CIPS Cert in Procurement and Supply Operations. Also at least two years business experience in a responsible position.

You must be a mature student to study this course.

International Entry Criteria
IELTS 6.5 overall and a (UKBVA required) minimum of 5.5 for each of the four individual components (reading, writing, speaking and listening.)

Membership : to take CIPS qualifications all students need to be CIPS members. Enrol at the CIPS website www.cips.org/join. The latest time to do this by is one week into the first course.

Membership provides professional development resources to support studies and careers.

Fees

Notes

EU student fees are £450 per unit. At 5 units per Level, the total fee for each Level is £2,250. Fees for non EU students are £490 per unit, with the total fee for each level at £2,450.

Funding

Examination fees are payable in addition to tuition fees, at a cost of £102 per examination.

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.


Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

Apply online by clicking on the ‘Apply for this course’ button below. Fill in the form and return it to Admissions. Your form will be processed and you will receive a letter from Admissions. Complete all paper work which is subsequently required and you will be in a position to enrol on the course.

Apply as early as possible because the whole process can be lengthy, particularly before a September start.

Remember to become a member of CIPS. Whilst membership status is being achieved please make contact with the Course Leader Beryl Matthews beryl.matthews@uwl.ac.uk to obtain all necessary advice about where and what to study on the CIPS Course at UWL.

All of CIPS levels 4, 5 and 6 are offered at St Mary's Road, Ealing site. Classes are in the evenings 6.30pm - 9.30pm and some weekend days, please contact the course leader for all information regarding class times.

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UK and EU students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

Please also read our student terms and conditions.

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You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

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