This Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is designed for middle and senior purchasing and supply managers who have completed the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply and level 5 Advanced Diploma Procurement and supply courses. This course will bring your career and learning about procurement and supply to the highest level.
On this professional diploma in procurement and supply, you will be encouraged to use critical thinking on contemporary issues in supply chain management. There is a focus on innovative solutions to organisational supply chain and procurement issues through rigorous case study analysis. A practical focus of examining case studies provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of issues affecting the business environment and public procurement and the purchasing and supply chain function.
You will acquire leadership skills to enable you to lead and provide direction to all stakeholders within the supply chain. Most importantly on this professional diploma in procurement and supply you will also learn to manage change and evaluate the risks associated with various models of supply chain structures.
Work Based Project:
The work based project option 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 in the future and beyond.
Our Professional diploma in procurement and supply graduates are in high demand across several industries and sectors, but particularly roles as senior buyers and procurement and category managers and public procurement professionals for; Services, Products, 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, Public procurement officers 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. Come join us and enjoy the best and fastest route to a successful career !
The short answer is Yes. This is the highest level of qualification offered by CIPS and is designed for those seeking to get a senior role in procurement and supply chain management.
It is rated as medium difficulty and is a part time course designed for professionals with busy lives.
The short answer is Yes. 84% of our graduates have been accepted to Masters degrees in Procurement & Supply as a result of completing the level 8 Professional Diploma.
Yes that is correct. Please budget for when you are registering to sit exams each term, CIPS exam fees*
CIPS exam fees*
L6M1 - L6M3 - 3 hour exams
€ 139.00 per unit
L6M4 - L6M10 - 1.5 hour Exams
€ 102.00 per unit
Annual Student membership fee* * (approx £198)