The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a level 6 UK post graduate qualification (broadly comparable to a level 8 in Ireland) which is awarded by the prestigous CIPS, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. This course is designed for middle and senior purchasing and supply managers who have completed the Diploma level 4 and Advanced Diploma level 5 CIPS qualifications. This course will bring your learning together to a new level.
At this level, critical thinking is encouraged on contemporary issues in supply chain management and rigorous focus on solutions and application of understanding. A focus on case studies is a significant feature at this level. The Procurement Supply course aims to provide you with both a theoretical and practical understanding of issues affecting the business environment and the purchasing and supply chain function.
The newest feature of this course is Live Online classes. Live online classes allow you to interact and ask questions while listening to your lecturer deliver their class live online. If you are unable to make the session, all live classes are recorded for revision and playback purposes. They are available for both classroom and distance students.
You will acquire leadership skills to enable you to lead and provide direction to all stakeholders within the supply chain. You will also learn to manage change and evaluate the risks associated with various models of supply chain structures. The work based project option is excellent as it enables you to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain theory. A project management understanding and worldview of SCM will also be acquired. Finance in relation to the decision-making process, will be analysed, so that you can lead organisations into increased profitability.
Each level of CIPS courses, offers different membership. Level 4 students are required to become student members to register for exams. To gain full membership of CIPS (MCIPS), at least three years’ experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply is required. Access to the latest online resources, past papers, notes is provided. Every month you will receive Supply Management magazine as part of your membership benefits. You can also access an online daily news update.
Evening Classes Cost
The taught course through classes is 6 months , 24 weeks in duration and costs 2,350 euro which includes 10 course books, lecture notes, past exam papers and online study resources. The fee is payable in advance of course commencement. Please note places are limited and online booking must be submitted by the deadline date This fee excludes CIPS Registration and Exam fees which must be paid directly to CIPS. Students can also do this course by distance learning.
Distance Learning Cost
The distance learning course is 6 months in duration and costs 2,150Euro which includes books and access to lecture notes, past exam papers and online study resources. The distance course can be started at anytime, however exam sittings are fixed. This fee excludes CIPS Registration and Exam fees which must be paid directly to CIPS. An optional weekend seminar covering each module, each term is available.
Students must register and be a member of CIPS before sitting exams. Registration fee is 140 Stg. Join Online & Click here to register. Only students registered as CIPS members can enrol for January and May exams.
How do I Book?
Starts Thursday 08 October
Duration 6 Months
Only open to students who have completed the Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply - CIPS
Note: MINIMUM class SIZE Required
Turlough is a procurement professional with 25 years experience in the profession. He has held senior procurement positions in a range of large blue chip companies and organisations in the public and private sectors, both in Ireland and the UK. Turlough is a graduate of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) UK and a member of the IIPMM) He currently lectures for CMI on CIPS Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply in procurement and purchasing topics.
Peter holds a rich background working in logistical procurement positions globally at locations such as Porsgrunn/Oslo in Norway, Hamburg in Germany, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Peter has experienced various aspects of procurement and specifically when it comes to the ports and shipping sides of things.
This course is open to people who have already completed or partially completed the CIPS Diploma or Advanced Diploma with CMI . Bookings are now being taken for this course due to start in October 2013. Students who still have one or more modules to complete from the Advanced diploma can still progress on to do the Professional diploma. The Professional diploma award is not released however until all modules from the Advanced Diploma & Diploma have been successfully completed.
What is the progression options?
Successful graduates will hold the title Dip.PSM after their name. Students are eligible to pursue the CIPS Advanced Diploma level 7 and Graduate Diploma level 8 in Purchasing & Supply and gain full membership of CIPS. 90% of students do progress to the next stage.
CIPS Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Progression Routes
Become a Chartered Purchasing & Supply Professional !!!
Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 8
Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 7
Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 6
Open to students who have completed or partially completed the Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS.
Mode: Classroom Course
Duration: 8 mths
Start: Thurs 08 OCT
Now - € 2,150.00* + CIPS Fees
Mode: Distance learning course
Start: Thurs 08 OCT
Includes Full set of Books & Study handbooks
Criteria: Available to completed or partially completed Advanced Diploma Holders Only
Book by Tuesday 30th June Early Bird Discount
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