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CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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When will I start the course and how long will it take?

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What will I study?

This course gives you the essential information and leadership skills you'll need to provide effective management in procurement.

At this level there are 3 core modules that must be completed as well as 2 that can be selected from the optional units below:

Core Units:

  • Leadership in Procurement and Supply - Understand the main leadership skills and behaviours that are appropriate for improving procurement and supply chain management, be able to create a communication plan to influence personal involved in a supply chain, gain an understanding of how to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers and understand the main methods to lead change in the supply chain.
  • Corporate Business Strategy - Gain understanding of the concept of strategy in organisations in supply chains, the main elements of strategy formulation and implementation that impact on supply chains, the implementation of strategies in supply chains. You will also learn how to develop a plan for the development of the supply chain functional strategy.
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management - Understand how strategic supply chain management can support and influence corporate and business levels of strategy, how different aspects of supply chain design can influence the supply chain strategy, the main techniques to achieve effective strategic supply chain management and be able to create a plan to achieve effective strategic supply chain management.

Optional Units:

  • Supply Chain Diligence - Gain understanding of the main implications of globalisation on supply chain management, the main aspects of the corporate environment and their impact on supply chains, the main financial aspects that affect supply chains and the main performance measures of the supply chain.
  • Programme and Project Management - Understand the main aspects of major programmes and projects, the main contracting issues for major programmes and projects, the main approaches to planning of major programmes and projects and the main approaches to the control of major programmes and projects.
  • Legal Aspects in Procurement and Supply - Understand the main issues that relate to the formation of relationships in supply chains, gain an understanding of how to interpret and apply implied and express contractual terms that impact on procurement and supply, the main regulations that impact of procurement and supply and gain understanding of the legal implications of contractual non-performance in procurement and supply.

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed by a 3 hour exam which has a pass mark of 50%.

Candidates must enrol for examinations directly with CIPS and pay an examination fee. Progression onto the next level is dependent on examination success.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

In order to enter the course, you should possess a minimum of either; a CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply or a CIPS Level 5 qualification.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £2125.00. There are CIPS membership, administration and exam fees that are additional to your course fee.

There are a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment.

If your employer is willing to fund your course, we can help you to arrange this.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

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

You could also choose to progress onto a Masters qualification.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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