CIPS Level 4 Procurement & Supply

More About the Course

This is a level 4 qualification consisting of five compulsory units:

Negotiating and Contracting - Starts Saturday 12 September 2015

To identify approaches to achieve negotiated agreements with external organisations, and to recognise appropriate legal terms that should regulate commercial contracts.

Managing Contracts and Relationships - Starts Saturday 19 September 2015

Being able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, and recognizing the need to apply a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues.

Sourcing in Procurement and Supply - Starts Saturday 26 September 2015

By applying a range of tools and techniques, this unit helps students to assess sourcing options available to organisations, and make the right choices when procuring goods, service or works from external suppliers.

Understanding practices that will help achieve value for money solutions in procurement, including exploring options available for securing supply chain objectives.

Contexts of Procurement and Supply - Starts Saturday 5 March 2016

Being able to offer advice to main stakeholders on the application of the sourcing and procurement process, and also understand the supply chain in which the organisation operates.

Business Needs in Procurement and Supply - Starts Saturday 19 March 2016

Being able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, and rocognising the need to apply a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues.

Why choose the Hertfordshire Business School?

  • Experienced staff
  • Flexible teaching designed to fit around personal and work commitments
  • Good reputation for teaching quality
  • State of the art business facilities
  • Online support via Studynet, our online learning environment
  • Strong links with industry
  • Easy to reach location with great transport links
  • Free car park
  • Complementary tea, coffee and sandwich lunch

Studying delegates will have access to a number of University-based events, MBA seminars, entry to Business Academy Business Briefings (complimentary), exhibitions and other career development short courses.

Why choose this course?

  • CIPS is the leading body representing the field of purchasing and supply chain management
  • The CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a Level 4 higher level qualification. To undertake this diploma qualification, you should have at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a Level 3 qualification.
  • Students without any prior qualifications must have at least two years’ experience in a business environment. Further guidance on entry level qualifications can be obtained from CIPS.
  • The Level 4 qualification consists of five compulsory units.

Entry requirements...

You should have at least 2 A levels (or equivalent) or a level 3 qualification. Students without any prior qualifications must have at least two years’ experience in a business environment.

Please note that you are required to register as a student member of CIPS prior to commencing this Diploma. CIPS registration needs to be completed as soon as possible in order to submit assignments and sit the relevant examinations. 

Additional fees are payable by students directly to CIPS for both membership and examination registration.

To arrange membership, please contact CIPS directly at the CIPS website

For further information on entry requirements visit the CIPS website

Dates

2014

Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
07/03/201509/05/2015Contexts of Procurement and Supply£575Apply online (Part-time)

Course fees

The cost is £575 per unit for tuition and core resources.  Fees are payable on-line either in full or for single units.

UH students and alumni receive a 15% discount.

Full pricing details are included in the attached booking form.

Course fees are payable prior to the start of the programme.


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Teaching methods

The programme has intakes in March and September of each year and normally takes between 9 and 15 months
to complete. Assessment for each unit is by an external three hour written examination. The programme
consists of five units, taught by weekend Saturday workshops and supported distance learning.

Study routes

  • Part Time

Locations

  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield