CIPS - Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Program code: CIPS1
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.
Recognise and describe key transactional processes of procurement and supply.
You are required to complete 60 credits to achieve this qualification. To complete a qualification you must complete the required number of credits to achieve the award. Eight CORE modules make up the required 60 credits: • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (L4M1) - 12 credits • Defıning Business Need (L4M2) - 6 credits • Commercial Contracting (L4M3) - 6 credits • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing [L4M4] - 6 credits • Commercial Negotiation (L4M5) - 6 credits • Supplier Relationships (L4M6) - 6 credits • Whole Life Asset Management (L4M7) - 6 credits • Procurement and Supply in Practice (L4M8) - 12 credits
Assessment and Certification
CIPS examinations for qualifications units are hand written and paper-based. The following principles are adhered to when CIPS exam papers are developed: • The unit content will be assessed through the use of the learning outcomes (LOs), and parts thereof, published within the unit content guides. All LOs will be assessed within every assessment. • All LOs within a unit are weighted equally. The coverage of each LO within an assessment is equally weighted. • All questions within an assessment are compulsory. There are no optional questions. All assessments are marked out of 100%. • The standard of the assessment is set by the LOs within the unit content. Unit Exam format (2 hours) NC1 Principles 60 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Select one correct answer from four options. There will be 15 MCQs testing each learning outcome. NC2 Functions 60 MCQs. Select one correct answer from four options. There will be 20 MCQs testing each learning outcome. NC3 Processes 60 MCQs. Select one correct answer from four options. There will be 20 MCQs testing each learning outcome. NC4 Administration 60 MCQs. Select one correct answer from four options. There will be 20 MCQs testing each learning outcome. NC5 Stakeholders 60 MCQs. Select one correct answer from four options. There will be 15 MCQs testing each learning outcome. Examination pass marks: 75% You must achieve 75% for each section (learning outcome) within the exam in order to pass.
The course is suitable for: - Buyer - Procurement / purchasing executive - Procurement specialist - Contract officer - Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst - Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner
This is the highest entry point onto our diploma qualifications. A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required. Alternatively, you will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment. The application form must be filled by the applicant