Procurement, Supply & Logistics School

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 8 - Chartered MCIPS

Starts: Thursday 7th November 2024 - 1 year - 18.30-21.30

Only 5 spaces available!

The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course is a Higher Diploma level qualification which is awarded by the prestigious CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

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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.

Graduate demand: 
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.

Entry criteria
Students must have achieved the CIPS level 5 Advanced Diploma or be awaiting their final results on remaining units.

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 !

Master Degree Route 
Graduates of the Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply are eligible to progress directly into a Masters degree with a leading university.
Award: Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma
Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Level: 6 (England) comparable to level 7-8 (Ireland)
Graduates are accepted to level 9 Masters Degrees in Procurement & Supply

What Our Students Say About Us

Very enjoyable Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply. I studies for three years with CMI and found the whole experience positive from start to finish. I have gained a more senior role in procurement, thanks partially to doing the 3 years of CIPS courses with CMI. I currently work as a Procurement Manager for an Agrifood company.
Angela O’Reilly
April 5th, 2022
This professional procurement and supply diploma offered by CMI allowed me to study online and do exams remotely which suited my work / homelife situation. The standard of the course is excellent. This was my 3rd year and 3 CIPS qualification to do. I have already recommended it to work colleagues.
Marcus Stapleton
July 8th, 2022
This professional diploma in procurement management was very good and I enjoyed the group work project. Now that i have completed the cips level 6 professional diploma in procurement and supply, I have applied for a Masters degree in Procurement and Supply with a university. I found the team at CMI always very helpful and quick to reply, and a must if you want to get to the highest level in your career in procurement.
Owen O’Reilly
January 9th, 2022


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)

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Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma
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Starts: Thursday 7th November 2024 - 1 year - 18.30-21.30
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