There are 8 compulsory modules:
- Scope & Influence of Procurement & Supply
- Defining Business Needs
- Commercial Contracting
- Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
- Commercial Negotiation
- Supplier Relationships
- Whole Life Asset Management
- Procurement and Supply in Practice
All 8 modules must be completed to achieve the Level 4 Diploma. Further information on all of the subjects in the Diploma can be found on the CIPS Website.
The Diploma addresses planning and forecasting for future demand, forward planning for contract development, negotiating volumes, margins and standards, creating and controlling specifications, and contract management. It also covers the supply market and chain, negotiating with suppliers, conflict resolution and performance review.
CIPS qualifications are assessed by a 3 hour exam for each module. All CIPS modules are currently assessed by CIPS externally assessed exams and you may take exams in November, January, March, May and July either here at the College or another exam centre if it is more convenient for you.
This course is delivered at Printworks Campus.
You will need to have completed either the CIPS L2 Certificate in procurement and supply operations, the CIPS L3 Advanced certificate in procurement and supply or the CIPS International advanced certificate in purchasing and supply. Alternatively, you will need either two years’ experience in a business environment and two A-level qualifications / international equivalents or higher level qualifications.
Exemptions for individual modules may be granted by the institute on demonstration of relevant qualifications or modules taken at degree level. Only CIPS may grant exemptions and you will need to contact them direct.
On achievement of the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply, you can proceed to study the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (L5) at Leeds City College.