Course description

A valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function. It focusses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis. Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply. You can join as a member online or by downloading a membership form. You can then book your examinations online or complete an enrolment form.

Typical job titles

  • Buyer
  • Procurement / purchasing executive
  • Procurement specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner

Entry requirements

  • This is the highest entry point to our diploma qualifications and requires a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification. Alternatively you need a minimum of two years' experience in a business environment.

Course plan/Units

Contexts of procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: D1

Business needs in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: D2

Sourcing in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: D3

Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: D4

Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: D5
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