CIPS LEVEL 6

Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

What is CIPS Level 6?

What is CIPS Level 6?

CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is ideal for those currently working in higher professional roles and is the last level of CIPS qualifications for those working towards MCIPS status.

Once you have successfully completed your Professional Diploma and completed 3 years’ experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply you will be awarded MCIPS status. The average time to complete is from 10 to 12 months.

What are the CIPS Level 6 entry requirements?

Successful completion of CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

How is CIPS Level 6 assessed?

Your Professional Diploma exams will be computer-based examinations and will be taken at either a CIPS online regional examination centre or by a remote exam at a location of your choice. The 6 credit modules are assessed via a 1.5 hour Objective Response exam. The 12 credit modules are assessed via 3 hour Constructed Response (written) exams.

  • A constructed response (CR) requires you to create an essay or case study.

  • An objective response (OR) is a multiple choice format.

Who is CIPS Level 6 aimed at?

Aimed at students who have obtained the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification and wish to progress. On completion of the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply students can then apply for MCIPS status

  • Strategic/Senior/Purchasing/Procurement Manager

  • Head of Commercial

  • Supply Chain Manager

  • Head of Logistics/Transport

  • Operations Manager

CIPS Level 6 Timetables

CIPS Level 6 Timetables

Afternoon Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Exam
L6M2 & L6M5 30.09.2114.10.2128.10.2111.11.21November
L6M1 & L6M7 10.02.2224.02.2203.03.2210.03.22March
L6M4 & L6M8 21.04.2228.04.2205.05.22May
L6M309.06.2223.06.2207.07.22July
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Afternoon Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Exam
L6M2 & L6M5 30.09.2114.10.2128.10.2111.11.21November
L6M1 & L6M7 10.02.2224.02.2203.03.2210.03.22March
L6M4 & L6M8 21.04.2228.04.2205.05.22May
L6M309.06.2223.06.2207.07.22July
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Eve Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L6M1/L6M527/09/202104/10/202111/10/202118/10/202125/10/202101/11/2021November.
L6M2/L6M76/12/202113/12/202106/01/202217/01/202231/01/202214/02/2022March
L6M3/L6M828/03/202204/04/202211/04/202219/04/202225/04/202204/05/2022May
L6M413/06/202220/06/202227/06/202204/07/2022July
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Day Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L6M9 & L6M2 15.09.2129.09.2113.10.2127.10.21November
L6M10 & L6M312.01.2226.01.2209.02.2223.02.2209.03.22March
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Evening Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L6M9 & L6M2 15.09.2129.09.2113.10.2127.10.21November
L6M10 & L6M312.01.2226.01.2209.02.2223.02.2209.03.22March
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ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L6M2/L6M709/12/202116/12/202113/01/202227/01/202203/02/202217/02/2022March
L6M3/L6M831/03/202207/04/202212/04/202221/04/202228/04/2022May
L6M402/06/202216/06/202223/06/202230/06/2022July
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Day Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L6M9 L6M2 08.09.2122.09.2106.10.2120.10.2103.11.2110.11.21 webinar November
L6M10 L6M3 15.12.2112.01.2226.01.2209.02.2223.02.22 webinar March
L6M8 L6M4 30.03.2206.04.2220.04.2227.04.22May
L6M1 25.05.2208.06.2222.06.2206.07.22 webinar July
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Evening Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L6M9 L6M2 08.09.2122.09.2106.10.2120.10.2103.11.2110.11.21 webinar November
L6M10 L6M3 15.12.2112.01.2226.01.2209.02.2223.02.22 webinar March
L6M8 L6M4 30.04.2206.04.2220.04.2227.04.22May
L6M1 25.05.2208.06.2222.06.2206.07.22 webinar July
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Day Sessions
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L6M9 / L6M224.09.2108.10.2115.10.2122.10.2105.11.21November
L610 / L6M321.01.2204.02.2218.02.2204.03.22N/A
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Simply complete our online registration form or alternatively contact us with your enquiry online or by calling 01254 356434

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Choose a Study Option

Choose a Study Option

We offer our students the flexibility of traditional Classroom lessons, Interactive Distance Learning, and our new ‘Virtual Live’ Classroom programme.

Virtual Live

Virtual LIVE Classroom is a brand new and innovative way of delivering CIPS Training ‘online’ and combines the structure of being in a traditional classroom with the flexibility of studying from home, office or on the go.

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Classroom

We have 7 centres of excellence across the country. All our tutors are experienced practitioners and MCIPS qualified. Our classroom sessions have an excellent balance of teaching, group work and quizzes.

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Distance Learning

Our CIPS Distance Learning offers you a more flexible way to study towards your MCIPS professional license – combining innovative learning and teaching techniques with the ability to study from anywhere in the world.

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How is CIPS Level 6 structured?

How is CIPS Level 6 structured?

There are 4 Compulsory modules and 5 Elective modules to make up the required 60 credits.

COMPULSORY MODULES

L6M1 Strategic Ethical Leardership (12 Credits)

  • Understand and apply leadership skills and behaviours that are appropriate for strategically improving the procurement and supply chain function
  • Understand and apply communication planning techniques and analyse their influence on individuals involved in the supply chain
  • Understand and apply methods to overcome leadership challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers
  • Understand and apply ethical practices, standards and regulations that impact on the procurement and supply function

L6M2 Global Commercial Stategy (12 Credits)

  • Understand and apply the concept of commercial global strategy in organisations
  • Understand and apply tools and techniques to address the challenges of global supply chains
  • Understand strategy formulation and implementation
  • Understand financial aspects that affect procurement and supply

L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (12 Credits)

  • Understand how strategic supply chain management can support corporate business strategy
  • Understand and apply supply chain design tools and techniques
  • Understand and apply techniques to achieve effective strategic supply chain management
  • Understand and apply methods to measure, improve and optimise supply chain performance

L6M4 Future Strategic Challenges For The Profession (6 Credits)

  • Understand the changing needs and requirements for procurement and supply

ELECTIVE MODULES

L6M5 Strategic Programme Leadership (6 Credits)

  • Understand contracting for programmes
  • Understand programme leadership approaches
  • Understand the role of culture on achieving programme success

L6M7 Commercial Data Management (6 Credits)

  • Understand the concept of big data in the global supply chain
  • Understand data integrity and its impact on procurement and supply
  • Understand the impact of cyber security on procurement and supply

L6M8 innovation in procurement and supply (6 credits)

  • Understand techniques for supplier development
  • Understand methods to achieve procurement and supply improvement and innovation
  • Understand the environmental factors which affect supply chain improvement and innovation

L6M9 Supply Network Design (6 Credits)

  • Understand the strategic nature and influence of supply network design
  • Understand operations strategy and its contribution to overall business success
  • Assess the strategic value of resource planning and control

L6M10 Global Logistics Strategy (6 Credits)

  • Understand the strategic logistical implications of globalisation
  • Understand global governance of the supply chain
  • Understand the concept of reverse logistics and its impact on global logistics strategy

CIPS Level 6 FAQs

CIPS Level 6 FAQs

Payment is normally required before starting the course, and we offer a 10-month interest free instalment plan for our self-study students. We also offer payment by module if required which incurs a small admin charge. To enquire about our current cost structure please click here.

Our MCIPS tutors offer outstanding guidance, advice and comprehensive support. We give you unrivalled access to our videos, revision webinars, and in-depth course material. We aim to make your CIPS studies enjoyable, informative and successful.

Our support team are also available to help throughout your studies.

Our learning resources are rated “extremely high” by our students.

Complete the online registration form HERE. Once completed you will receive an invoice for your course followed by an induction date and your online resources. During induction you will receive all dates and course information ready to start your CIPS journey.

Most students complete the Level 6 Professional Diploma over an academic year in line with our timetabled classes and the CIPS examination series. However, as the course is modular there is no specific time to complete the course, but the required 60 credits must be achieved before progressing. Our Distance Learning students can receive tutor support for 18 months.