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Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

  • Course overview

    Procurement Supply Higher 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 Procurement 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.

    CMI is a CIPS Centre of Excellence offering a better learner experience and better results

    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.

    Award body: cips-logo CIPS_Centre_of Excellence

    8 units, 8 exams, 10 months

    Award: Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

    Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

    Level:  6  (broadly equivalent to level 8 Ireland)

    The Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (Level 6 England broadly equivalent to level 8 in Ireland) allows direct progression to a Masters Degree qualification at specific universities.
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    CMI received Best Education Procurement Project of the Year 2019 in recognition of our team's hard work and innovation.
  • Modules

    1. Strategic Ethical Leadership – L6M1 –12 credits
    2. Global Commercial Strategy – L6M2 – 12 credits
    3. Global Strategic Supply Chain Management ­– L6M3 – 12 credits
    4. Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession – L6M4 – 6 credits
    5. Commercial Data Management – L6M7 – 6 credits
    6. Supply Network Design – L6M9 – 6 credits
    7. Global Logistics Strategy – L6M10 – 6 credits


  • Fees

    (Effective from 10 May 2019)


    Classroom Learning 
    Classroom course € 3,350.00 plus CIPS exam fees* and membership fee**

    Online Learning 
    CMI Self-Study Distance Learning  €2,450.00 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

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


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

     - Class Lectures 
    - Course textbooks
    - Course textbooks
    - Lecture notes
    - Sample exam papers
    - Online study resources
    - Video Resources
    - Mock Exam Tests


    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


    Professional Diploma


    L6M1 - Strategic Ethical Leadership
    € 276
    L6M2 - Global Commercial Strategy
    € 276
    L6M3 - Global Strategic Supply
    Chain Management
    € 276
    L6M5 - Strategic Programme Leadership
    € 82
    L6M8 - Innovation in Procurement and Supply
    € 82
    L6M9- Supply Network Design
    € 82
    L6M10- Global Logistics Strategy
    € 82

    CIPS FEES - TOTAL € 1,156.00

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

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking. Further Information on Exam Booking here.



    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 10th October 2019 18.30-21.30 ( 1 night per week )
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments:
    • Duration: 10 Months
    • Level: 8
    • 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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