Distance Learning College are experts in the field of purchasing and supply. Our industry specialist tutors support hundreds of students in the UK and worldwide everyday in achieving their Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualifications with us. CIPS qualifications are acknowledged in industry as a statement of professional excellence in the field.
Distance Learning College offer all levels of CIPS qualifications, from introductory purchasing courses to procurement management qualifications and advanced courses in strategic supply chain management. Whatever your level of experience, a CIPS course can help to progress your career in purchasing, procurement or supply chain management, and our expert tutors will give you all the support you need to gain a CIPS qualification whilst fitting your studies around your work or family commitments.
CIPS Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed as an introductory purchasing course for those who aspire to work in or are new to purchasing and supply, or those who have minimal purchasing/procurement responsibility in their current role. It gives an overview of the fundamental principles and processes in procurement and supply.
Distance Learning College & Training has been a life saver for me. Being thrown in the deep end of purchasing and supply in our international company, I have been just treading water for a while now. Doing this course has given me a clearer picture of the business as a whole and I believe my work has improved dramatically from day to day because of what I'm learning! The tutor has been very helpful and he's always available to answer my questions! Thanks!
Lindsay Burton (CIPS Level 2 Student)
CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed for those who are new to a buying or procurement role with minimal experience and no formal purchasing qualifications. CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations covers the fundamental concepts, enabling students to gain the skills to develop their career in procurement.
As a busy IT Manager I do not have a lot of time for study but Distance Learning College & Training has enabled me to focus the spare time I do have to learning the necessary modules in a very efficient manner. Within the first year of study I had managed to acheive more than I have in 20 years in the industry I will be looking to use DLC again to help me further improve my qualifications in the near future.
Martin Cheshire (CIPS Level 3 Student)
The CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply course enables students to gain knowledge and skills in purchasing and supply chain management to develop solutions to unpredictable problems, evaluate and use information to develop effective strategies, show effective judgement skills in planning activity and meet quality standards.
Distance Learning College & Training has provided the perfect solution for me to achieve my CIPS without having to sacrifice any time away from the office - which would not be possible in the busy role that I am in. I am provided with a schedule of when work needs to be handed. I can work to when suits me best, which is ideal as I have a particularly busy social life also.
Tina Edwards (CIPS Level 4 Student)
CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is an advanced procurement qualification, designed for those who have a significant level of experience working in a purchasing and supply role.
Distance Learning College material is comprehensive but easy to understand. My tutor has a great deal of knowledge and is able to convey this in a digestible format making it easy to learn.
Christine Bowman Jones (CIPS Level 5 Student)
The CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply allows CIPS members to apply for MCIPS status. The course is an advanced purchasing management course, designed for those who have 3 or more years' strategic purchasing management experience, or who have gained the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply and wish to progress further.
The Diploma has given me the formal qualification I needed to run alongside the 10 years management experience I have gained. The support from my tutor was of great value and the project I completed was of massive benefit to both myself and my company.
Gary Jones (CIPS Level 6 Student)
Your personal learning support team are available to provide you with all of the support and guidance you need to get the most out of your course, this includes:
All of our tutors are industry experts with years of experience both working in similar roles to your own and providing first class tutorial support to students completing qualifications via distance learning. With Distance Learning College you are guaranteed to receive continuous feedback on your progress, expert advice and support tailored to your individual needs from your tutor. We are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your course and achieve your potential. You can contact your tutor via email, phone or post however at Distance Learning College we also offer regular student support seminars to give you the opportunity to meet your tutor face to face and discuss your progress or concerns, meet other students and obtain further advice and guidance.
Your mentor will be on hand throughout your course from start to finish to ensure you receive all of the support you need. Our mentors have extensive experience in helping students to manage their learning around other home and work commitments. Their support ensures you make continuous progress and achieve the best possible results.
Our student support team will take the hassle out of contacting awarding bodies, arranging exams, ordering materials and booking you onto student support seminars so that you can focus your time on your learning.
We offer all students the unique opportunity to attend regular student support seminars which will give you the chance to meet our tutors and discuss your course. You can use the seminars to gain advice from our dedicated support team and meet other students to share your knowledge and experiences. We also cover assignment and exam preparation techniques to help you achieve the best results from your course.
One of the great things about Distance Learning College's courses is the flexibility of our courses. Unlike traditional college courses we do not have set start dates for our courses meaning you can get started at a time that suits you.
There are a number of CIPS exam centres located throughout the UK in Durham, Glasgow, Bolton, Merseyside, Lancashire and London.
Unlike traditional college courses, opportunities to complete your exams are available on several dates throughout the year for all of our distance learning courses.
Your tutor will set regular tasks and activities for you to complete as you progress through your course to help develop your knowledge and prepare for exams. Your tutor will continuously provide you with feedback on your work and help you to develop your knowledge further.
Thousands of people across the UK choose distance learning courses every year. Distance Learning College's courses are designed to provide students with all of the support they would expect from a conventional college but with much greater flexibility and ease of study.
Distance Learning College offer a complete distance learning package which offers you all of the support you need with the flexibility to be able to complete the qualification in your own time. Whether you want to fast-track completion or dedicate just a few hours a week to completing your course the college can support you.
Once enrolled you will receive all of the course materials you will need direct to your door. For some of our courses we even offer an option to study some units via our online learning platform which allows you to log in, view materials and complete assignments online. You are also supported throughout the programme by your personal tutor. All of our tutors have the teaching qualifications and extensive experience working in the industry related to the nature of the qualification you choose meaning they have a sound understanding of the industry and the challenges you face in your role. Our dedicated tutors are there to provide you with all of the support you may need and the flexibility of our courses offers you a variety of options to enable you to communicate with your tutor including email, telephone and one-to-one meetings. This support is unlimited, unlike with a normal college or university where your tutor may be hard to reach due to other commitments our tutors are available on demand to assist you with your learning.
The flexibility of our courses means you can complete your qualification in your own time. Most of our students choose to dedicate a few hours a week to their study making it easy to fit around their personal home and work life commitments.
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