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CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply allows CIPS members to apply for MCIPS status. The course is an advanced course, designed for those who have 3 or more years’ strategic purchasing management experience, or who have gained the CIPS Advanced Diploma and wish to progress further.

CIPS Professional Diploma is an advanced CIPS qualification, developing the knowledge and skills to plan and implement the strategic direction of a company’s supply chain, in support of wider business objectives. On completion of this qualification, students may apply for MCIPS status.

Course Overview

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those with strategic management experience in a purchasing and supply role, or have completed a previous CIPS qualification.

The course covers the following areas;
  • Strategic leadership approaches
  • Influencing stakeholders
  • Leading change in the supply chain
  • Strategic planning models (Ansoff, Bryson, Mintzberg)
  • Project management approaches (Six-Sigma, DMAIC, PRINCE2, Critical Chains)
  • Corporate strategy (ACI, 7S, Quinn)
  • Core competence analysis
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Financial decision making
  • Public sector programme management

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How does the course work?

Study Time

You can study at a pace to suit you; the more time you spend per week studying, the faster you will be able to complete the course. Your tutor will create a timetable for you, and will set you work and assignments to complete each week. If you can spend around 3 hours a week studying, you should be able to complete the course in;

  • 24 months for the Professional Diploma

You will sit a three hour written exam for each of the five units. CIPS exams must be sat at an approved CIPS centre.

Qualification Received

You will receive the CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Your Course Fee Includes
  • Tuition
  • Study Materials
  • 12 Month Institute Membership
  • VAT

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Unit Breakdown

Course Structure
  • The course is made up of five units; three mandatory units and two optional units.

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Unparalleled Support

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;

Your Personal Tutor

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

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.

Student Support Team

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.

Student Support Seminars

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.

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Prices and Payment Plans

Course fees are made up of the Base price (covers Tuition, Support, Books, etc) plus Institute Membership fee.

CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The base price for the is £1784.00
Institute Membership fee is £158.00
Total price for the course is £1942.00

Example Payment Plan: Pay a 30% deposit of £582.60 then 12 monthly payments of £113.28 = Total payable £1942.00
Payment In Full: Pay in full today for a 15% discount = Total payable £1650.70

* Example plans provided as a rough guide only. All plans are 0% APR. You can customise your payment plan on completion of enrolment.

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Enrol today and pay online

You can enrol on your chosen course by paying a 30% deposit on your course fees via our secure online payment option. One of our course advisors will then be in touch to arrange for you to get started on your course and discuss our course fee payment plan options. Alternatively, if you pay your course in full today you will be eligible for a further discount.

  • Professional Diploma Begin your enrolment on this course with a 30% deposit. Pay in full today for a 15% discounted price of £1650.70. Get Started

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