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.
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.
To identify approaches to achieve negotiated agreements with external organisations, and to recognise appropriate legal terms that should regulate commercial contracts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, see Course Content Guide
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.
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.
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.