Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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.

This year (2018/19) The Diploma in Procurement and Supply is in transition to the new qualifications being launched in May 2019:

Learners will receive the 2019 Branded CIPS Diploma, demonstrating their current learning practices.

The units to be studied are:

  • D1 Purchasing Contexts
  • D2 Business Needs in Procurement and Supply
  • D3 Sourcing for Procurement
  • D4 Negotiating and Contracting for Procurement
  • L4M8 (New qualification) Procurement and Supply in Practice


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