Course description

The ideal qualification if you're just starting your career in procurement or if procurement and supply are part of your role. It will enable you to recognise and describe the key processes in procurement and build your professional knowledge and competence. Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply.

Typical job titles

  • Administrative assistant
  • Purchasing assistant
  • Contracts administrator
  • Stock controller
  • Merchandiser

Course requirements

  • You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to start your studies at this stage

Course plan/Units

Procurement and supply principles

CIPS Reference: NC1

Procurement and supply functions

CIPS Reference: NC2

Procurement and supply processes

CIPS Reference: NC3

Procurement and supply administration

CIPS Reference: NC4

Procurement and supply stakeholders

CIPS Reference: NC5