Online Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

CMI Communications & Management Institute

Program Description

Online Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma

CMI Communications & Management Institute

The Online Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a level 6 UK post graduate qualification 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.

The newest feature of this course is Live Online classes. Live online classes allow 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. They are available for both classroom and distance students.

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.

CIPS –The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply is the world’s leading purchasing and supply institute. Become a Chartered Purchasing & Supply executive knowing you have the backing from the Global leaders.

  • Award: Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply level 6 UK
  • Award Body: CIPS Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Distance Learning Cost

The distance learning course is 6 months in duration and costs £1,700 which includes books and access to lecture notes, past exam papers and online study resources. The distance course can be started at anytime, however exam sittings are fixed. This fee excludes CIPS Registration and Exam fees which must be paid directly to CIPS. An optional weekend seminar covering each module, each term is available.


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

Starts: February 2016

Only open to students who have completed the Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply - CIPS. Note: MINIMUM class SIZE Required


This course is open to people who have already completed or partially completed the CIPS Diploma or Advanced Diploma with CMI . Bookings are now being taken for this course due to start in October 2013. Students who still have one or more modules to complete from the Advanced diploma can still progress on to do the Professional diploma. The Professional diploma award is not released however until all modules from the Advanced Diploma & Diploma have been successfully completed.

What is the progression options?

Progression Successful graduates will hold the title Dip.PSM after their name. Students are eligible to pursue the CIPS Advanced Diploma level 7 and Graduate Diploma level 8 in Purchasing & Supply and gain full membership of CIPS. 90% of students do progress to the next stage.

CIPS Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Progression Routes Become a Chartered Purchasing & Supply Professional !!!

  • Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 8
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 7
  • Diploma in Procurement & Supply CIPS level 6
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 25, 2016
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1,700 GBP
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