The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.
The Professional Diploma is targeted at building strategic procurement competence, giving managers the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice, in terms of change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.
The course is delivered at this CIPS 'Centre of Excellence' by a range of tutors. The course co-ordinator has relevant industry experience and has MCIPS via the Graduate Diploma qualification.
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What will I study?
Five modules are studied for the Professional diploma.
Three compulsory units which are:
- Leadership in procurement and supply
- Corporate and business strategy
- Strategic supply chain management
Plus two choice units from the following options:
- Supply chain diligence
- Programme and project management
- Legal aspects in procurement and supply (UK)
Details of the syllabus for each module can be found on the CIPS website www.cips.org
Additional information about module delivery at West Nottinghamshire College can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I go on to study?
On successful completion you will be awarded the CIPS Graduate Diploma professional qualification and MCIPS.
Start dates and costs
Please refer to the individual module descriptions for current course fees.
Please note, the fees do not include the study guides for each module, which can be purchased directly from CIPS.
CIPS registration fees and examination fees are also in addition to course fess, and paid directly to CIPS.