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CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Day)

(SCQF level 8)

Business & Procurement, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study

Part-time

Start Date

29th Nov 2021, 38 weeks

Day(s):

Friday

Time:

9:30 - 16:30

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Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 900

Overview

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 represents the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, which is recognised worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners.

The course will build on the knowledge and skills learned at the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

This qualification supports individuals who are working at or aspiring to the Professional level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply. It is designed for experienced members of the profession who are expected to lead procurement teams within an organisation and influence the board to adopt leading-edge procurement strategies thereby establishing best practice.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must be a CIPS Student Member, which you join via the CIPS website.
  • You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply and CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

What you study

Four CORE modules make up 42 of the required credits. A further 3 elective modules make up the additional 18 credits.

Core units are:

  • Strategic Ethical Leadership (L6M1)
  • Global Commercial Strategy (L6M2)
  • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (L6M3)
  • Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession (L6M4)

The additional elective modules on offer at City of Glasgow College are:

  • Strategic Programme Leadership (L6M5)
  • Global Logistics Strategy (L6M10)
  • Strategic Programme Leadership (L6M5)

After the course

Careers

On successful completion, you will need to formally apply to be upgraded to MCIPS, or with an up-to-date CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply certificate you will be eligible to upgrade to MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

In order to apply you must be a current member.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course runs on a Friday morning. Teaching is a mix of on and off-campus learning.

Assessment methods

Exams are a mix of Objective Response and Constructed Response.  All exams are computer-based and completed at City of Glasgow College campus.

Additional Information

Materials

  • Students must join CIPS as a student member.
  • A study guide is required for each module and can be purchased from the CIPS bookshop.
  • CIPS charge an exam fee per exam and in 2021 these are £48 and £76 for OR and CR exams respectively.

Alternative Dates and Times

Days(s) Time Dates Duration Duration Course
Friday 9:30 - 16:30 31st Jul 2022 - 31st Jul 2022 38 weeks 38 weeks View »
  • Mode of Study:
    Part-time
  • Start Date:
    29th Nov 2021, 38 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Friday
    Time:
    9:30 - 16:30
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 900