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Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

  • Course overview

    Procurement Supply Diploma courses

    The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course 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.

    Course Aims

    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.

    Benefits of CIPS membership


    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.

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    5 units, 5 exams, 10 months

    Award: Procurement & Supply Diploma

    Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

    Level: 6 (broadly equivalent to level 8 Ireland)

    The Diploma in Procurement & Supply allows direct progression to a Masters Degree qualification.
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  • Modules

    • PD1 Leadership
       PD3 Strategic Supply Management
       PD4 Supply Chain Diligence
       PD2 Corporate & Business Strategy
       PD5 Programme & Project Management
  • Fees


    Classroom course is € 2750.00 

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

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

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

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

Course timetable

  • Timetable

    • Start: Thursday 11th October 2018 18.30-21.30 ( 1 night per week )
    • End:
    • Assigments: 5 units, 5 exams
    • Duration: 8 Months
    • Level:
    • Places: Available ( To CIPS Advanced Diploma Holders Only )


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. 
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Kieran O'Hara is a qualified PMP and technology consultant for AOL. He has worked in Project Management for over 14 years.
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Michael is working in Financial Services as a Lead Category Manager-Professional Services. His previous work experience in Procurement and Supply Chain has been experienced across multiple industries including construction, retail, telecommunications and computer manufacturing. He holds an MSc Strategic Procurement from the University of South Wales, and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). He 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).

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