Course Details

  • The Level 4 CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification is the essential toolkit for anyone planning for a career in procurement and supply.

    You will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organisation, and you will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

    You’ll also learn how to apply a practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems.

    On completion, you will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.

  • Applicants must have should have a minimum of at least two A Levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate. Alternatively, you will require a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

  • You will be assessed through two written examinations (Constructed Response) and six multiple choice examinations (Objective Response) over the year.

  • Upon successful completion of this course students can progress onto the Level 5 CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
    Alternatively, you could use the skills developed to become a Buyer, Procurement or Purchasing Executive, Procurement Specialist, Contracting Officer or Supply Chain Analyst.

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  • The cost for this course is £2,573.
    There are a number of funding and finance options to help you afford the tuition fees for this course and other costs associated with studying at college. These include special grants and bursaries, as well as dedicated loans just for education.

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