CIPS –The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply is the world’s leading procurement and supply chain management institute. Become a Chartered Purchasing Supply executive knowing you have the backing from the Global leaders.
The Online Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a UK level 5 advanced chartered qualification awarded by the prestigious CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (UK). This procurement and supply chain management course is designed for intermediate to senior procurement and supply professionals who have completed the Diploma level 4 UK CIPS qualification. This course will bring your learning to the next advanced stage. Exploration into management, risk management and managing supply chain performance will ensure you can deal with any possible issues that may arise and affect the supply chain.
The newest feature of this course is Live Online classes. Live online classes allow you to interact and ask questions while listening to your lecturer deliver their class live online. If you are unable to make the session, all live classes are recorded for revision and playback purposes. They are available for both classroom and distance students.
The Procurement and Supply course will examine diverse purchasing management practices, the importance of organisational structures, managing different cultures, techniques to deal with conflict within teams and between individuals. Plans to overcome human resistance to change and to implement change successfully will be explored.
An analysis of potential sources of risk to organisations and identify strategic, operational and project based areas of risk. Students will also learn to Analyse purchasing activities and explain how to manage them to assure an organisation meets its objectives. Evaluate different negotiation strategies, styles and levels in different supply chain contexts.
Successful graduates will hold the title Adv.Dip.PS after their name. Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma, students are eligible to pursue the Graduate Diploma level 6 UK in Purchasing & Supply and gain full membership of CIPS.
- Award: Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply
- Level: 5 UK Ofqual
- Award Body: CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (UK)
Distance Learning Cost
The distance learning course is 6 months in duration and costs £1,700 which includes books and access to lecture notes, past exam papers and online study resources.
The distance course can be started at anytime, however exam sittings are fixed. This fee excludes CIPS Registration and Exam fees which must be paid directly to CIPS. An optional weekend seminar covering each module, each term is available.
Students must register and be a member of CIPS before sitting exams. Registration fee is 140 Stg. Only students registered as CIPS members can enrol for January and May exams.
Duration: 8 Months
Starts: February 2016
Am I eligible for this course?
Eligible students must have started and fully or partially completed the Diploma in Procurement & Supply from CIPS through CMI. It is available through Distance learning and by classroom learning. Students who still have one or more modules to complete can still progress on to do the Advanced diploma. The Advanced diploma award is not released however until all modules from the Diploma have been successfully completed.
This course is open to people from any educational background and with various levels of work experience. Students must have completed the CIPS level 6 Purchasing & Supply Diploma to be eligible for entry to this course. Exemptions are only achieved for exact course modules completed in another institute. If you are anxious about your eligibility, please contact CMI and a representative will be more than happy to address your concerns
What is the progression options?
Successful graduates will hold the title Dip.PSM after their name. Students are eligible to pursue the CIPS Advanced Diploma level 7 and Graduate Diploma level 8 in Purchasing & Supply and gain full membership of CIPS. 90% of students do progress to the next stage.
CIPS Procurment & Supply Chain Management Progression Routes
- Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 8
- Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 7
- Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 6
- Become a Chartered Purchasing & Supply Professional
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Last updated January 4, 2018