CIPS Level 6

Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

THE CIPS LEVEL 6 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY is the third and final rung of the CIPS learning ladder of qualifications. Those who hold the Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 awards can apply for full MCIPS membership status.

This course consists of the following 5 units:

  • 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 & Project Management

WE ARE A CIPS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE so you can be assured of a professional, flexible, interactive and student-focused training solution at all of our study centres, each with free wi-fi facilities, unlimited refreshments and free or discounted parking.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply. Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department, it is targeted at building strategic direction and advice, in areas such as change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

This is the highest qualification that CIPS offers. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma, along with 3 years' experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply you will be awarded MCIPS status.

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 £94 per unit.  Click here for more information about CIPS Assessments.

CIPS has an excellent Exam Techniques Guide for Diploma Qualifications Units which we would recommend you read.  Click here to download it.

You can sit your exams at one of our exam centres in East Lancashire, Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham - or you can take your exams at one of the many UK and global CIPS Regional Exam Centres.

Your CIPS Level 6 training programme

If you study for this Professional Diploma it is expected you will undertake a minimum of 55 guided learning hours per unit, including self study..

Classroom based study helps students build confidence as learners and you will benefit from the dynamics of being part of a group.  With the classroom based option you will be given assignments and studies to complete at home to help prepare you for your exams. However, for students who are restricted by work and home priorities, we also offer CIPS Level 6 training through Distance Learning or Blended Learning solutions.

As a Centre of Excellence we operate at the highest possible levels for a CIPS study centre and we believe our training costs are extremely competitive. Training costs are the only fees that you pay to us; you buy your CIPS workbooksbook your exams and enrol for CIPS student membership via the CIPS website. There are 5 units and 5 exams for each level and each exam is currently £90.00 per unit.

You will also need to become a CIPS student member to enrol for and sit exams.  All exams must be booked and paid for directly with CIPS by yourself or your organisation.

Progression

On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma, along with 3 years' experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply you will be awarded MCIPS status.

We offer CIPS training in the BirminghamHullLancashireLeedsLiverpool /St HelensManchesterLondonRotherham and Sheffield regions but are happy to discuss your options if you are outside of these areas.

Investment £2450.00 +VAT

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