Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) - Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 6

Why choose this course?

  • It's designed for those who are a senior manager or a specialist professional in procurement
  • You'll be eligible for Membership of CIPS (MCIPS) once you've completed it and have three years' relevant work experience
  • CIPS qualifications are widely recognised as an international benchmark of excellence, enhancing standards of professionalism and performance
  • We're a CIPS 'Centre of Excellence'. This means that you'll be taught by specialist tutors with industry experience and you'll get lots of support, as our consistently outstanding exam results prove.
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Course code: UN1AA

Start date(s): September or January

Course length: Part time: variable, typically one to two years

About this course

This course gives you the essential information and leadership skills you'll need to provide effective management in procurement.

You'll study three compulsory modules:

  • Leadership in procurement and supply
  • Corporate and business strategy
  • Strategic supply chain management.

You'll then choose two subjects from:

  • Supply chain diligence
  • Programme and project management
  • Legal aspects in procurement and supply.

What's covered

The Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is made up of six modules, three of which are compulsory. You must complete five modules to complete the award.

Leadership in procurement and supply (compulsory)

In this module you'll cover:

  • The leadership skills and behaviours that are appropriate for improving procurement and supply chain management
  • How to create a communication plan to influence personnel involved in a supply chain
  • How to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers
  • The main methods to lead change in the supply chain.

Corporate and business strategy (compulsory)

In this module you'll cover:

  • The concept of strategy in organisations in supply chains
  • The main elements of strategy formulation and implementation that impact on supply chains
  • The implementation of strategies in supply chains
  • How to develop a plan for the development of the supply chain functional strategy.

Strategic supply chain management (compulsory)

In this module you'll cover:

  • How strategic supply chain management can support and influence corporate and business levels of strategy
  • How different aspects of supply chain design can influence the supply chain strategy
  • The main techniques to achieve effective strategic supply chain management
  • How to create a plan to achieve effective strategic supply chain management.

Supply chain diligence

In this module you'll cover:

  • The main implications of globalisation on supply chain management
  • The main aspects of the corporate environment and their impact on supply chains
  • The main financial aspects that affect supply chains
  • The main performance measures of the supply chain.

Programme and project management

In this module you'll cover:

  • The main aspects of major programmes and projects
  • The main contracting issues for major programmes and projects
  • The main approaches to the planning of major programmes and projects
  • The main approaches to the control of major programmes and projects.

Legal aspects in procurement and supply (UK)

In this module you'll cover:

  • The main legal issues that relate to the formation of relationships in supply chains
  • How to interpret and apply implied and express contractual terms that impact on procurement and supply
  • The main regulations that impact on procurement and supply
  • The legal implications of contractual non-performance in procurement and supply.

How you'll learn

The five modules are delivered on Tuesdays through a combination of morning, afternoon and evening lectures.

How you're assessed

All modules are assessed by exam.

Fees and finance

  • £570 per module (you usually take 5 of these modules in total).

This price includes the provision of the core text and coffee/tea/water at each session.

*These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2016 and August 2017. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year and there may be extra costs eg for exams, trips or special modules.

Helping your career

You'll gain confidence and further understanding of your role, as well as a formal qualification.

You will also be eligible for MCIPS membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Diploma in procurement and supply, or be exempt from it.

To apply for exemptions, please contact CIPS directly.

Anything else?

Take a look at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply website at www.cips.org.

Where will I study?

University of Derby, Kedleston Road

Kedleston Road site

CIPS

How to apply

Apply for this course online

Find out more

Contact name: Phoebe Cook
E: p.cook@derby.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1332 592960