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Procurement & Supply Advanced Diploma

  • Course overview

    Procurement & Supply Advanced Diploma Courses

    5 star reviews      'This was an excellent 9 month course and I still keep the textbooks. I successfully completed the Advanced and Professional Diploma and was accepted to do a Masters in Procurement. Absolutely delighted'   Denise Slevin - Read More Reviews

    This procurement and supply chain management course is designed for intermediate to senior procurement and supply professionals who have completed the Diploma level  4 UK  CIPS qualification. The Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a UK level 5 advanced chartered qualification awarded by the prestigious CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (UK). 

    This course will bring your learning to the next advanced stage. Exploration into managing supply chain risk, how to gain competitive advantage, advanced negotiation and contract and financial management will ensure you can deal with any possible issues that may arise and affect the supply chain.


    The Procurement and Supply Advanced Diploma course will examine diverse purchasing management practices, the importance of organisational structures, managing different cultures, techniques to deal with conflict within teams and between individuals. Plans to overcome human resistance to change and to implement change successfully will be explored.

    An analysis of potential sources of risk to organisations and identify strategic, operational and project based areas of risk.

    Award body: CIPS-Logo
    Students will also learn to Analyse purchasing activities and explain how to manage them to assure an organisation meets its objectives, evaluate different negotiation strategies, styles and levels in different supply chain contexts.

    Award:  Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply
    Award Body: CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (UK)

    Successful graduates will hold the title Adv.Dip.PS after their name. Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma, students are eligible to pursue the Graduate Diploma level 6 UK in Purchasing & Supply and gain full membership of CIPS.
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  • Modules

    1. Managing Teams and Individuals - 12 credits
    2. Category Management 6 credits
    3. Managing Supply Chain Risk 6 credit
    4. Advanced Negotiation 6 credits
    5. Managing Ethical P&S 6 credit 
    6. Managing contractual risk 6 credit
    7. Achieving Competitiveness Advantage 6 credits
    8. Advanced Contract and Financial Management 12 credits
  • Fees

    Evening Classes Cost

    The taught course through classes is 6 months, 24 weeks in duration and costs 2,750 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 .

    CIPS Registration and Exam fees are additional and must be paid directly to CIPS - cost 689 Stg . Students can also do this course by distance learning.


    Distance Learning Cost

    The distance learning course is 6 months in duration and costs 2 550 Euro 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 184 Stg. Join Online & Click here to register.  Only students registered as CIPS members can enrol for January and May exams. 

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form.

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa or Laser card.

    Your place on the course is 100% confirmed within 48 hours of receipt of online booking/payment.

    All course fees are payable in advance and the balance of payment is required before or on start date of course.

    Cash, Cheques, Bank transfer is also accepted as alternative means of payment, in which case you must inform CMI admissions in advance.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    CMI courses are held off 34 -35 South William Street Dublin 2

    For Booking Enquiries email or T: 01 492 7070

    Instalment plans: Instalment plans are offered for unemployed and part-time workers to be agreed with admissions prior to course commencement A. Pay 300 deposit B. 50% of fee by start date of course. C. Balance of fee within 8 weeks.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. Once payment is received in full for the course by this sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

    Cheque, bank drafts to be posted to: CMI Accounts & Admissions Office: Unit14A, Cashel Business Centre, Cashel rd, Dublin 12.

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Wednesday 9th October 2019
    • End:
    • Assigments: 5 exams
    • Duration: 10 Months
    • Level: 5 UK Ofqual (broadly comparable to level 7 on NFQ in Ireland)
    • Places: Available to holders of CIPS Diploma Only
  • Online

    • Start: Wednesday 9th October 2019
    • End:
    • Assigments: 5 exams
    • Duration: 10 months part time
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Available


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. He is a full member of CIPS and is head of a procurement department for a large public service organisation. Turlough lectures on CIPS modules with CMI.
Donal D’Arcy is a procurement and supply chain specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the profession.  Donal currently holds a senior procurement position in Ireland and has extensive international experience in global procurement and supply chain management. Donal is a chartered member of the CILT, a full member of CIPS and lectures with IT Carlow, Griffith College and on CIPS Diploma and Advanced Diploma modules with CMI.

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