Procurement & Supply Diploma

  • Course overview

    Course overview

    Procurement Purchasing & Supply courses Dublin Ireland

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    The Diploma in Procurement and Supply course is awarded by the prestigious CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement  & Supply and is the first chartered purchasing course and supply chain management course of its kind in Ireland. 

    Designed for those who aspire to work as Chartered Procurement & Supply Managers and professionals, this is the primary step on the route to full Chartered CIPS Membership credential.

    Due to the chartered nature of the award, graduates will be in an excellent position to capitalise on national and multi-national career opportunities, here in Ireland and abroad. 

    The Diploma in Procurement & Supply course is recognised on the qualifications credit framework by Ofqual England at level 4 (which is broadly comparable to level 6 on NFQ in Ireland).  CMI is a CIPS Centre of Excellence offering a better learner experience and results. 

    All the major multinational employers look to CIPS qualifications, many of whom are based in Ireland. CIPS qualifications are immune from any potential fall out from Brexit because they are just that, Chartered. They are recognised not just in Ireland, but globally. Chartered qualifications are the first choice of qualification in a global trading environment.


    • 1-2 years Procurement/Buying/Supply work experience   OR

    • Purchasing & Procurement QQI Level 6 Component Certificate

    Learners who don’t meet the above criteria for entry to the CIPS Diploma, can ask Admissions whether they would be still eligible.

    Course Aims:

    Upon course completion, you will be able to

    1. Understand and analyse the added value that can be achieved through  procurement and supply chain

       2. Understand how to devise a business case for requirements to be sourced
           from external suppliers

      3 . Understand the legal issues that relate to the formation of contract

      4   Understand ethical and responsible sourcing

      5 . Know how to prepare for negotiations with external organisations

      6.  Understand the dynamics of relationships in supply chains

      7 . Demonstrate the application of the procurement cycle


    Award body: cips-logo CIPS_Centre_of Excellence
    8 units, 8 exams, 10 months

    Award: Procurement & Supply Diploma

    Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

    Level: 4 England (broadly equivalent to level 6 Ireland)


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    CMI received Best Education Procurement Project of the Year 2019 in recognition of our team's hard work and innovation.

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    Related course - Logistics & Supply Foundation Diploma

    Related course - Purchasing & Procurement QQI level 6 Certificate

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  • Modules

    There are 8 core units to study 
    • L4M1 - Scope & Influence in Procurement & Supply (12 credits)
    • L4M2 - Defining Business Needs (6 credits)
    • L4M3 - Ethical and responsible sourcing (6 credits)
    • L4M4 - Commercial Contracting (6 credits)
    • L4M5 - Commercial Negotiating (6 credits)
    • L4M6 - Supplier Relationships (6 credits)
    • L4M7 - Whole life Asset Management (6 credits)
    • L4M8 - Procurement & Supply in Practice (12 credits)
  • Fees

    Live Online Classes

    Learn more about Live online classes

    CMI Live online classes €3,450.00 plus CIPS exam fees* and membership fee**


     CIPS exam fees* and membership fee**

    * 2-3 Exam unit fees to be booked and paid each term by the deadline date. Total of 8 exam units. Exam Fees below.

    ** Student Membership Fee of £187.00 GBP  for one year membership to be paid directly to CIPS within 3 weeks of course commencement. CIPS Membership ID required for Booking Exams. CIPS Student Membership - Join Here


    Online Learning 
    Unique Course Features
    The course is 9 months in duration which includes: 

    - Recorded Sessions on Individual Unit Modules 
    - Course textbooks
    - Lecture notes
    - Sample exam papers
    - Online study resources
    - Video Resources
    - Mock Exam Tests


    Scheduled Exam Fees (Jan - May - July)
    L4M1 - Scope and Influence of
    Procurement and Supply
    L4M2 - Defining Business Need
    € 89
    L4M3 - Commercial Contracting
    € 89
    L4M4 -Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
    € 89
    L4M5 - Commercial Negotiation
    € 89
    L4M6 -Supplier Relationships
    € 89
    L4M7 -Whole Life Asset Management
    € 89
    L4M8 -Procurement and Supply
    in Practice

    Exam Fee: Includes Exam Test Centre charge, CIPS fee and invigilation to be paid a term by term basis before exam booking closure dates

    Further Information on Exam Booking here.


    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

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

    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 the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Tuesday March 29th 2022 1 night per week ( 18.30 -21.30 ) ( Tuesdays )
    • End: March 2023
    • Assigments: 8 Exams
    • Duration: 1 year . Live Online Classes each week 1 evening per week 18.30 -21.30
    • Level: 4 UK Ofqual (broadly comparable to level 6 NFQ in Ireland)
    • 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.
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Michael is working in financial services as a Lead Category Manager - Professional Services. His previous work experience in the procurement and supply chain has been experienced across multiple industries including construction, retail, telecommunications and computer manufacturing. He holds an MSc in Strategic Procurement from the University of South Wales and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). He also holds previous qualifications from the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and the Irish Exporters' Association (MIFT (Grad)).

Robert Lawlor
Robert is currently Head of Procurement for VHI and was previously Associate Director in Sourcing for a manufacturing organisation. He held positions with Glanbia as Group Purchasing Manager and also acted as Group Purchasing Manager for Associated British Foods. He holds a BSC in Management Services from TCD.

Rober lectures in a number of modules with CMI on the CIPS Diploma programme., 
Conor Patton

Conor is working as a Category Lead for marketing, print and insurance in a leading financial institution in Ireland. In his role, Conor deals with suppliers in both Ireland and the UK. His previous experience includes operating as Category Lead for a buying centre dealing with spend across all categories. Conor is also a regular contributor to online webinars for procurement leaders and is scheduled to speak at their forthcoming virtual World Procurement Congress in November.

With an extensive background in marketing and insurance, Conor has operated on both sides of the Procurement and Supply Chain equation. Conor is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and holds an MBA from the University of Manchester and a BSc (Hons) in banking and finance from the University of Ulster. In addition to his role as Category Lead, Conor is also Head of WellBeing in his current company.

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