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What is MCIPS?

MCIPS stands for Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. This is an extremely highly regarded qualification, and one of the most prestigious a professional purchaser can achieve.

MCIPS status signifies that you are a fully qualified member of CIPS, and allows you to use the post-nominals MCIPS after your name. MCIPS marks you out as a highly qualified and experienced purchasing professional.

Achieving MCIPS status sets you apart from other purchasing professionals, and backs up your experience and qualifications with an official mark of recognition from a leading professional body. The MCIPS designation is recognised internationally, and is highly sought after by employers.

MCIPS can be achieved via distance learning, by completing the CIPS Level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications – the Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply.

In addition to your qualifications, the CIPS Charter states that members need at least three years’ experience in a post of responsibility in the purchasing and supply profession to achieve MCIPS status. When you have both the required qualifications and the necessary work experience, you will be able to apply to CIPS to upgrade your membership to MCIPS level.

MCIPS status is a gold standard of professional excellence for purchasing and procurement professionals worldwide, and will give your CV and professional reputation a boost. And, because CIPS qualifications are practical and designed to complement your day-to-day work, you’ll be constantly improving your performance, knowledge and skills throughout the length of your studies.

At Distance Learning College and Training, we offer a path to MCIPS which guides you through the qualifications you need to achieve MCIPS within 3-6 years, depending on the amount of time you can devote to your studies. As with all our courses, you’ll receive unlimited support and guidance over the entire length of your studies, with a highly experienced personal tutor, dedicated student mentor and a student liaison officer to assist you every step of the way. Our unique distance learning approach is also highly flexible, so you can easily shape it around your work and home life, studying whenever and wherever is most convenient to you.

Studying the MCIPS programme with Distance Learning College and Training will turbo-charge your career in purchasing, delivering clear benefits to your employability and working performance right from the start of your studies.


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