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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the worldwide centre of excellence for procurement and supply management. Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement.

Revision sessions

We now offer revision days for each module. These are open to anyone studying the CIPS Diploma and preparing for an examination. Revision days may be especially useful to those studying independently. Please see below for further details and to join. 

This is a level 4 qualification consisting of 5 compulsory units; the course is a rolling programme and units can be studied in any order. 

Negotiating and Contracting - starts 22 September 2018   (revision day:  6 October 2018)

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 20 October 2018  (revision day: 12 November 2018)

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

Sourcing in Procurement and Supply - starts 9 February 2019  (revision day: 23 February 2019)

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.  Students will look at 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 10 March 2019  (revision day:  13 April 2019)

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 1 June 2019  (revision day:  29 June 2019)

Students will be able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, and recognising the need to apply a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues.  Students will be able to identify approaches to achieve negotiated agreements with external organisations, and to recognise appropriate legal terms that should regulate commercial contracts.


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Why choose this course?

  • The Diploma is a valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function. It focuses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis.
  • A CIPS qualification provides best practice education for the procurement and supply professional in every sector worldwide.

Entry requirements...

CIPS L4 Diploma requires a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification. Alternatively you need a minimum of two years' experience in a business environment.

Course fees

Tuition fees are payable on-line for either the full course or for individual units. Please contact business-academy@herts.ac.uk.

Additional fees are payable directly to Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply for membership and exams.

UH students and alumni receive a 20% discount.

Full pricing details are included in the booking form.

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

Teaching methods

The course consists of 5 units, taught through weekend (Saturday) workshops and supported distance learning. Units are distributed over the course of the academic year. Revision days are also scheduled on Saturdays and are open to all. 
 

Assessment for each unit is by an external 3 hour written examination.