CIPS Procurement and Supply Diploma (Level 4)

CIPS Procurement and Supply Diploma (Level 4)

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CIPS Procurement and Supply Diploma (Level 4)

The CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply is designed for those of you with experience in Procurement who wish to gain additional specialist skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification.

It focuses on how organisational procedures and processes perform in procurement and supply, including negotiating, planning, risk management, supplier and contract management. 

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Duration 50 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 26947-01
Fee Fee £2,495 for Diploma; prices for individual modules available on request

What you learn

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.


Benefits / Skills you will develop

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.


How you will be assessed

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.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course is delivered at Printworks Campus.

Entry requirements

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.

What's next

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.

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite