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CIPS Courses - Diploma

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply

CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply is a valuable qualification for those moving into junior or middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function. The qualification equips those completing the course with the necessary tools for understanding organisational procedures and processes and to be able to undertake the planning of procurement activity, negotiating with suppliers, managing risk and the analysis of data. The Diploma is a valuable qualification in its own right but possession of the Diploma is an important step in the learner’s progress to the award of MCIPS. The topics covered on the course are:

Contexts of procurement and supply (D1)

The aim of this unit is to enable candidates at the end of the unit to be able to offer advice and guidance to the main stakeholders on the undertaking of the sourcing process and to understand the supply chains in which the organisation operates. The course is examined and consists of four learning outcomes with one question on each learning outcome in a three hour examination.

Business needs in procurement and supply (D2)

Upon completion of this unit candidates will understand the practices that help to achieve value for money solutions in procurement. It explores a variety of elements that underpin the development of appropriate criteria and considers the options that should be explored when procurement and supply practitioners are identifying and defining procurement requirements. The course is examined and consists of four learning outcomes with one question on each learning outcome in a three hour examination.

Sourcing in procurement and supply (D3)

Upon completion of this unit the candidate should be able to apply a set of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used to assess sourcing options available to organisations when procuring goods or services from external suppliers. It identifies sound approaches to sourcing activates which will assist the organisation in making the correct choice of supplier. The course is examined and consists of five learning outcomes and a short unseen case study with one question on each learning outcome based on the case study in a three hour examination.

Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply (D4)

This unit should enable procurement practitioners to identify the different approaches to negotiation with external organisations and recognise the main legal terms that are used to regulate commercial contacts. It also covers the negotiation of legally binding contracts and the resolution of subsequent conflicts over performance issues within contracts.

Managing contracts and relationships (D5)

In this unit candidates learn how to apply methods to improve supplier performance and recognise the need for a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues. The main focus is on the different approaches to contract and suppler relationship management in creating contracts and relationships that will achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of cost, quality, risk and timing. The course is examined and consists of four learning outcomes with one question on each learning outcome in a three hour examination.

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply: 2019 - 2020 Term ProgrammeOffered at weekends and weekdays

Contexts of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Code
D1

Wirral - Weekend Apr 13 & 14, Apr 27 & 28, May 4

Wirral - Weekday Apr 10, 17, 24 & May 1

Liverpool - Weekday Apr 11, 18, 25 & May 2

Bristol - Weekday Apr 9, 16, 23, 30

Exam Monday 20 May 2019 @ 2pm

Procurement and Supply in Practise

CIPS Code
L4M8
(12 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Jun 15 & 16, Jun 29 & 30

Wirral - Weekday Jun 12, 19, 26 & Jul 3

Liverpool - Weekday Jun 13, 20, 27 & Jul 4

Bristol - Weekday Jun 11, 18, 25 & Jul 2

Exam W/C 15 July 2019

Commercial Contracting

CIPS Code
L4M3
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Sep 7 & 8

Wirral - Weekday Aug 21 & 28

Liverpool Weekday Aug 22, 29

Bristol Weekday Aug 20 & 27

Exam W/C 23 September 2019

Commercial Negotiation

CIPS Code
L4M5
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Sep 14 & 15

Wirral - Weekday Sep 4 & 11

Liverpool Weekday Sep 5, 12

Bristol Weekday Sep 3 & 10

Exam W/C 23 September 2019

Ethical and Responsible Sourcing

CIPS Code
L4M4
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Oct 26 & 27

Wirral - Weekday Oct 23 & 30

Liverpool Weekday Oct 24 & 31

Bristol - Weekday Oct 22 & 29

Exam TBC

Supplier Relationships

CIPS Code
L4M6
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Nov 9 & 10

Wirral - Weekday Nov 6 & 13

Liverpool Weekday Nov 7 & 14

Bristol - Weekday Nov 5 & 12

Exam TBC

Defining Business Needs

CIPS Code
L4M2
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Dec 14 & 15

Wirral - Weekday Dec 11 & 18

Liverpool Weekday Dec 12 & 19

Bristol - Weekday Dec 10 & 17

Exam TBC

Whole Life Asset Management

CIPS Code
L4M7
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Jan 11 & 12 2020

Wirral - Weekday Jan 8 & 15 2020

Liverpool Weekday Jan 9 & 16 2020

Bristol - Weekday Jan 7 & 14 2020

Exam TBC

Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Code
L4M1
(12 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Feb 8 & 9, 22 & 23 2020

Wirral - Weekday Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26 2020

Liverpool Weekday Feb 6, 13, 20 & 27 2020

Bristol - Weekday Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25 2020

Exam TBC

Procurement and Supply in Practise

CIPS Code
L4M8
(12 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Apr 29 & 30, May 9 & 10 2020

Wirral - Weekday Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 2020

Liverpool Weekday Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 2020

Bristol - Weekday Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 2020

Exam TBC

Commercial Contracting

CIPS Code
L4M3
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Jun 13 & 14 2020

Wirral - Weekday Jun 10 & 17 2020

Liverpool Weekday Jun 11 & 18 2020

Bristol - Weekday Jun 9 & 16 2020

Exam TBC

Commercial Negotiations

CIPS Code
L4M5
(6 credits)

Wirral - Weekend Jun 27 & 28 2020

Wirral - Weekday Jul 1 & 8 2020

Liverpool Weekday Jun 2 & 9 2020

Bristol - Weekday Jun 20 & Jul 7

Exam TBC