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L4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

A step up from the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply operations, The Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a stepping stone to study on the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma. The content has been written using the CIPS Procurement and Supply Cycle as its focus which presents a cyclical process of key steps faced by those procuring goods and services. The Diploma offers the most common entry route to the profession and should be used by learners to develop a professional ‘tool box’ which learners can apply in the practical environment and further develop at levels 5 and 6. In this way successful learners will possess transferable workplace skills, developing their operational and tactical abilities as they strive for managerial roles and responsibilities.

L5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a vocationally related professional qualification which has been designed for individuals working at or aspiring to the managerial and professional levels of the CIPS Global Standard. It is aimed at members of the profession who have procurement and supply at the heart of their role.

The Advanced Diploma is designed for the more experienced members of the profession who are expected to develop, improve and fulfill functional business objectives and also formulate direction. You will also manage change , lead and inlfuence internal and external stakeholders in all matters relating to procurement and supply. 

The level 5 Advanced Diploma is the bridge from the L4 Diploma to the L6 Professional Diploma, leading to MCIPS

L6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply 

The Level 6 professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is for those who want to specialise in a specific occupation occupational area or technical role. It is designed for the more experienced members of the profession who are expected to lead procurement teams within an organisations and influence the board to adopt leading edge procurement strategies thereby establishing best practice.

It represents the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards MCIPS, which is recognized worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners. Successful students may use the designatory letters MCIPS after their names if they can also exhibit at least three years’ experience in a relevant position of responsibility. The practical and work related tasks encourage the development of appropriate work related behaviours and transferable skills such as communication teamwork, planning and competing tasks to high standards all of which enable the learner to add strategic value to the organisation.

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