Online Procurement & Supply Diploma

CMI Communications & Management Institute

Program Description

Online Procurement & Supply Diploma

CMI Communications & Management Institute

The Online Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain course is awarded by the prestigious CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. Designed for those who aspire to work as Chartered Procurement & Supply professionals, this is the primary step on the route to the Professional Diploma in Purchasing & Supply level 6 UK and full Membership of CIPS.

Due to the chartered nature of the award, graduates will be in an excellent position to capitalise on national and multi-national career opportunities, here in Ireland and abroad. This course enables you to develop knowledge and skills in purchasing and supply and most importantly develop solutions to unpredictable problems. You will learn how poor procurement decisions can lead to financial collapse of organisations while good procurement can enhance profitability and ensure long term growth.

This procurement and supply chain managment course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to save on costs and run an efficient purchasing and supply operation. You will have the opportunity to evaluate and use information to develop strategies, examine case scenarios and demonstrate effective judgement skills in planning, procurement and supply activity. The Online Diploma in Procurement & Supply course is recognised on the UK framework by Ofqual at level 4 UK. If you have no procurement or supply chain management experience, it is advisable you consider doing the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Foundation course with CMI first, but that is not mandatory.

The newest feature of this course is Pre recorded Online classes. The addition of Live online classes allows you to interact and ask questions while listening to your lecturer deliver their class live online. If you are unable to make the session all live classes are recorded for revision and playback purposes.

The Online Diploma in Procurement & Supply course is recognised throughout the United Kingdom and internationally in over 110 countries. The Diploma is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (UK). and is recognised to level 4 in UK by Ofqual under the National Qualifications framework.

Course Aims:

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Apply a variety of terms to contracts, and understand different contractual terms, that affect direct and indirect spending.
  • You will learn to plan, prepare and undertake effective negotiations, achieving best value within the supply chain.
  • Apply a range of techniques to monitor the performance of different suppliers, examining financial performance, and make suggestions for future improvements.
  • Develop new relationships, manage existing relationships and exploit opportunities, that will maximise the supply chain.
  • Award: Procurement & Supply Diploma
  • Level : 4 UK Ofqual
  • Award Body: CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

CMI Distance Learning Fee £1,610 + CIPS Fees 565Stg

The distance learning course is 6 months in duration and costs £1,610 which includes books and access to lecture notes, past exam papers and online study resources. The distance course can be started at dates advertised. Exam sittings are fixed. This fee excludes CIPS Registration and Exam fees which must be paid directly to CIPS. An optional exam preparation seminar covering each module, is available for distance students to attend at the end of each term .


Students must register and be a member of CIPS before sitting exams. Registration fee is 140 Stg. Join Online & Click here to register. Only students registered as CIPS members can enrol for January & May & July exams in 2013. Exam Enrolment Deadline: November 2012 for January 2013 exams.

Exam Fees

Only students with membership of CIPS, can register directly to do exams. It is 90 Stg per exam enrolment ( 5 exams in total ) which is to be paid directly online to CIPS. Click here for CIPS Exam Enrolment Form.

Students from UK Centres/Overseas

Students who studied 1 or more modules at a CIPS approved centre in the UK or elsewere can sit the CIPS exams at CMI's approved exam centre, Dublin, Ireland. The cost is 75euro per exam sitting arranged with CMI. Please phone CMI Assessments, T: 00 353 1 4927070 or email Students will still need to register with CIPS and pay the necessary exam enrolments fees by the CIPS exam deadline date as is usual.

Mode: Distance

Summer Semester

  • Start: Tuesday 28 APR 2015
  • Times: 18.30 - 21.30
  • Exams: JULY 2015
  • Duration: 12 weeks

Autumn Semester

  • Start: October 2015
  • Times: 18.30 - 21.30
  • Exams: JAN 2016
  • Duration: 12 weeks


Students must register and be a member of CIPS before sitting exams. Registration fee is 140 Stg. Only students registered as CIPS members can enroll for exams .

CMI welcome bookings from students from all work and educational backgrounds. CMI course acceptance is based on review of details you submit in the online booking form.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 25, 2016
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