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For any business spending money is the first step towards making money. Spend too much money on goods and services and the cost eats away at profits. Spend too little and the quality of goods or services can be damaged. Both scenarios put the business in jeopardy so effective procurement is essential. Like all areas in business, procurement requires the best and brightest people to join its ranks and a career in purchasing could provide a wide range of opportunities to the right professionals.

St Helens College and University Centre St Helens offers a wide range of purchasing qualifications accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). In addition, we are CIPS Centre of Excellence. CIPS is an international organisation, based in the UK, serving the purchasing and supply profession – they are the leading body representing the field of procurement and supply chain management.

Whether you are looking to start a career in the logistics, transport and warehousing sector, or have been in your job for a while and want to progress in your career or change direction, an accredited CIPS qualification gives you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.