Level 4 CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply


Entry Requirements

An interview with the course Tutor will take place, to ensure that this course is the right course for you.

A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent), or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification, or a minimum of two years experience in a business environment.

What's Involved

Those achieving the Level 4 Procurement Apprenticeship will develop commercial capability that is vital in the procurement sector and valued across every sector. In the sector a commercial professional’s role is to support the transformation of the way that the best quality services are delivered, whilst securing value for money. Experience will be gained working on high profile, high value, high risk projects that affect millions of people and are worth billions of pounds each year.

Developed using the Procurement Cycle as its focus, you will:

- Learn about the core principles, concepts and practical applications when procuring goods or services

- Gain essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics and asset management

- Understand how procurement fits within the rest of your organisation and how it can help to shape key future business decisions

Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Units of study are:

- Scope and influence of supply

- Business needs

- Commercial contracts

- Ethical Sourcing

- Commercial Negotiations

- Relationship Management

- Whole life asset management

- Procurement and supply in practice

Assessment of each unit will be an exam and there are six opportunities to sit exams throughout the year

This is the highest entry point onto our diploma qualifications.

Following enrolment, you will be registered as a member of the CIPS. This will provide you with access to a wealth of resources for the programme.

This course can also be studied as part of the Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship

Course Assessment Method

Each module of the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification is assessed through a formal examination externally set by CIPS there are six opportunities to sit exams throughout the year.

What's Next

Students from this programme have continued on to study the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply, and then to Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply to achieve MCIPS status.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

Additional Costs: Membership paid direct to CIPS £189

Course fees include text book and exam fees (first sit)

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Level: Level 4
Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Procurem't&Supply
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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