Procurement & Supply

Procurement & Supply

Procurement & Supply

Enhance your career with Procurement & Supply courses from Encompass

Procurement and supply management involves buying the goods and services that enable an organisation to operate.

You may be responsible for sourcing raw materials from suppliers worldwide and bringing them into the organisation to enable the production of goods for customers.

Funding

We have multiple funding options available for this unit. Please call 01482 222 463 for more details.

Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply

The CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is ideal for those who have previous business experience or qualifications in procurement, purchasing or supply chain operations.

On successful completion of Levels 4, 5 and 6 you may apply for full membership of CIPS and use the designatory letters MCIPS after your name. It’s what companies and employers are now looking for.

What will I study

  • CIPS Unit D1 – Contexts of Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit D2 – Business Needs in Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit D3 – Sourcing in Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit D4 – Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit D5 – Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply

Assessment

Assessment is via 5 x 3 hour exams and the required pass mark is 50%. Successful exams results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. All CIPS Level 4 exams are scheduled in January, March, May, July and November every year. The cost per exam at this level is currently £98 per unit (subject to change by CIPS at any time).

Progression

Successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma provides a route for progression onto the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma and finally the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ professional experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters MCIPS on your business card. You will also be invited to attend the annual CIPS Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham.

Level 5 Advanced Diploma In Procurement & Supply

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is aimed at individuals who have gained the CIPS Level 4 Diploma. On successful completion of Levels 4, 5 and 6 you may apply for full membership of CIPS and use the designatory letters MCIPS after your name. It’s what other companies and employers are now looking for.

What will I study

  • CIPS Unit AD1 – Management in Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit AD2 – Managing Risk in Supply Chains
  • CIPS Unit AD3 – Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains
  • CIPS Unit AD4 – Category Management in Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS Unit AD5 – Sustainability in Supply Chains

Assessment

Assessment is via 5 x 3 hour exams and the required pass mark is 50%. Successful exams results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. All CIPS Level 6 exams are scheduled in January, March, May, July and November every year. The cost per exam at this level is currently £98 per unit.

Progression

On successful completion of the Level 4 and Level 5 awards, students can progress onto the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional Diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ professional experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters MCIPS on your business card. You will also be invited to attend the annual CIPS Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham.

Level 6 Professional Diploma In Procurement & Supply

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is the third and final diploma in the CIPS learning ladder of qualifications. On successful completion of Levels 4, 5 and 6 you may apply for full membership of CIPS and use the designatory letters MCIPS after your name. It’s what other companies and employers are now looking for.

What will I study

  • CIPS Unit PD1– Leadership in Procurement & Supply
  • CIPS Unit PD2 – Corporate Business Strategy
  • CIPS Unit PD3 – Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • CIPS Unit PD4 – Supply Chain Diligence
  • CIPS Unit PD5 – Programme and Project Management

Assessment

Assessment is via 5 x 3 hour exams and the required pass mark is 50%. Successful exams results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. All CIPS Level 6 exams are scheduled in January, March, May, July and November every year. The cost per exam at this level is currently £98 per unit.

Progression

On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ professional experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters MCIPS on your business card. You will also be invited to attend the annual CIPS Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham.

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