Procurement, Supply & Logistics School

Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (Level 6)

Starts: Tues 5th November 2024 - 12 months - 18.30-21:30

Only 3 spaces available!

Apply by Tuesday July 23rd 6.00 pm

The Diploma in Procurement and Supply course is the only Chartered Purchasing Diploma course of its kind in Ireland.

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The Diploma in Procurement and Supply course is awarded by the prestigious CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and delivered by CMI, a CIPS Centre of Excellence. This is the only purchasing course in Ireland designed for those intending to start or build their career as a Procurement and Supply Chain professional.

On this Diploma in Procurement, you will learn about the added value that can be achieved in good purchasing and supply chain practice.

Learn outcomes

The key stages associated with the procurement and supply process and cycle under the Scope and influence of procurement includes dealing problems that are non-routine in nature. This is comprehensively covered on this Purchasing course Ireland.

The development of a business case and the elements that make up Defining Business Needs is crucial. On this procurement and supply course, the ability to analyse markets is key to a successful organisation.

Understanding the legal requirements that relate to supplier contracts and key clauses and terms is comprehensively covered on this course in purchasing under Commercial Contracts.

Knowing how Ethical and responsible sourcing works is well explained on this purchasing diploma course.  On this purchasing course the methods of preparing for commercial negotiations with external suppliers and building and understanding the dynamics of supply chain relationships is covered.

On this procurement course,  learn how the process of the procurement cycle works and can be applied is key . It is not enough for procurement and supply professionals to simply know the theory behind their profession;  they must also be be able to put into practice the knowledge gained in procurement and supply in practice.

In a global trading environment, all the major multinational employers look to CIPS qualifications and a diploma in procurement management is recognised not just in Ireland, but globally.

For procurement courses, Chartered qualifications are the first choice of qualification for procurement and supply chain professionals. Due to the chartered nature of this course in purchasing and supply chain management, graduates are in an excellent position to maximise on career opportunities.

Graduate demand
Graduates of our purchasing, procurement and supply chain courses are in high demand across all of Ireland and beyond. There is big demand for graduates across several industries and roles such as senior buyers and procurement and category managers for; food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, transport, insurance, and facilities sectors.

Over 88% of successful graduates acquire new opportunities and roles as: Procurement Managers, Purchasing Managers, Senior Buyers, Contract managers, Category Managers, Supply Chain Managers, and Strategic Sourcing Executives.

CIPS Centre of Excellence awarded to CMI, 10 years in a row!
CMI has been awarded the CIPS Centre of Excellence every year for the past 10 years, so we must be doing something right. At the National Procurement Awards, we won the Best Education Provider of the Year. Our Graduates constantly achieve the best results in Ireland and the UK. Come join us and enjoy achieving !

The Diploma in Procurement & Supply course is recognised on the qualifications credit framework by Ofqual England at level 4 (which is  comparable to level 6 on NFQ in Ireland).

If you are new to Procurement and have no work experience  you might consider starting first with our entry level Purchasing & Procurement QQI Level 6 Component Certificate .  The choice is yours and our Admissions team are happy to guide you.


Award: Procurement & Supply Diploma
Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Level: 4 (England) comparable to level 6 (Ireland)
Graduates can progress to the level 5 CIPS Advanced Diploma

What Our Students Say About Us

I researched a lot of procurement courses but it was important for me to have a globally recognised qualification and that is what I got with a Chartered procurement diploma course. I currently work as a Category Buyer and doing this diploma in procurement has really helped my eligibility to apply for more senior purchasing roles.
Kim Marshall
June 23rd, 2023
I had looked at various procurement and supply chain courses but this one offered by CMI allowed me to study online and do exams remotely from the West of Ireland. I live in a remote location with good broadband so it was perfect. The textbooks for this procurement course is really excellent. I would definitely recommend
Angela Kearns
February 15th, 2024
This diploma in procurement management was very enjoyable and I made some new friends from the group online sessions, especially the group work. This course in purchasing and supply chain management involved attending online classes one night a week which suited my busy schedule. The classes were recorded and i could playback. I found the team at CMI always very helpful and quick to respond to any urgencies that arose.
Maria Fitzpatrick
March 9th, 2024


Yes it does. This diploma in procurement covers all the core skills and competencies necessary to become a purchasing, procurement and supply chain executive.

It is rated as medium difficulty. 82% of our students pass the exams for this purchasing course on first attempt.

Yes you are eligible. Most students progress as they see the benefit to their career and enjoy salary increases with each step and progression to the next level.

Yes that is correct. Please budget for CIPS exam fees and one year membership when you are enrolling on any CIPS course.

CIPS exam fees

L4M1 & L4M8 - 3 hours exams
€ 139.00 per unit
L4M2, L4M3, L4M4, L4M5, L4M6, L4M7 - 1.5 hour exams
€ 102.00 per unit

and Annual student membership fee** (approx £198)

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