Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The CIPS 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. The qualification will prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity to develop sector specific knowledge, technical and practical skills and to apply those skills in work related environments. 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. It is aimed at those members of the profession who have procurement and supply activity at the heart of their role. The required knowledge and skills are developed as learners perform practical, work related tasks that encourage the development of appropriate work related behaviours and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication teamwork, planning and competing tasks to high standards all of which enable the learner to add strategic value to the organisation.

This year (2018/19) The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is in transition to the new qualifications being launched in May 2019. To this end, students will study a combination of old and new qualification units to make a total of 60 credits. Successful students will receive the 2019 Branded MCIPS Professional Diploma, demonstrating current procurement practices.

Mandatory Units:

  • PD1 Leadership in Procurement and Supply
  • L6M2 (New Qualification) Global Commercial Strategy
  • L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management

Optional Units: (students to choose 2 out of 3)

  • Supply Chain Diligence
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Legal Aspects of Procurement and Supply

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