CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

CIPS supports UK Government to eradicate slavery and improve ethics in procurement

28 March 2019

Ethical training and guidance for commercial and procurement employees in the public sector.

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UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Global Events

23 May 2019


Managing Complex Contracts: A Leading Practitioner’s Daily Experience

This event will provide a real insight into managing complex contracts discussing the technical and soft skills utilised by contract managers on a day-to-day basis in order to get the most out of their contractual agreements with suppliers. The speaker will take you through a typical week in the life of a contract manager exploring topics such as stakeholder management; improving supplier performance; and negotiating with suppliers.

24 May 2019


CIPS Aberdeen Oil & Gas Applied Learning Programme

CIPS Aberdeen Oil & Gas Applied Learning is a practical, work-based learning programme that can lead to your professional licence, MCIPS. The next programme will be at “Advanced Practitioner” level and starting in Autumn 2019. Join our webinar on Friday 24th of May, 12.00 -13.00, to find out more about the programme and ask questions.

24 May 2019


North West Launch - Procurement Salary Guide and Insight

Join us at the North West Launch of the 2019 Hays/CIPS Salary and Insights Report as we explore key findings from the report, discuss the wider market context and provide an in-depth view of important themes and trends across the procurement and supply profession

29 May 2019


SG Event: What’s Brewing? CIPS Networking

CIPS Singapore Volunteer Team would like to invite you to join us for our next networking event in Singapore. This informal networking is the perfect opportunity to meet and build relationships with procurement and supply chain professionals. Find out what’s brewing at CIPS, and new infusions at the Alchemist Beer Lab. Purchase a drink of your choice at the bar and enjoy some refreshments provided by CIPS. 


And, for all the CIPS students sitting exams in May, we wish you good luck!!! 

Training Courses

30 May 2019


Introduction to Procurement - Two days

A two-day overview of the essentials of procurement from end-to-end, exploring the various ways that each process can add value.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of the procurement process from end-to-end, with a particular focus on how value is added with each component. Within this, delegates will also understand how the role of procurement is far more intensive than straightforward transactional purchasing.
  • A look at appropriate demeanour and approach when going out to tender and dealing with suppliers, and how to mitigate potential risks posed by supplier behaviour.
  • The ability to identify and separate the tools used to engage the market, such as Requests for Information and/or Proposals, and ultimately the usage of those systems.
  • An understanding of how expertise in the procurement field is ultimately essential, particularly around how that expertise is applied.
  • The ability to demonstrate and define value by implementing a variety of evaluation tools and theories.
4 Jun 2019


Introduction to Contract Management - One day

A look at the various methodologies, theories and techniques that assist in managing contracts, explored across a one-day workshop.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of the role of contract management, and how vital the role of a contract manager is in the procurement lifecycle. Furthermore, the course will explore how vital strong relationship management is for the role.
  • The ability to outline the various components of a contract and the lifecycle of its management. This includes a run through of the variety of contract management tools that are in common use, and also how to apply them.
  • The skills to identify and plan around contract variations, and manage potential risks in regards to them.
  • The tools to realise the intent of a contract in practice and put the deliverables into effect.
  • A look at the contract management planning process, and how to ensure this is appropriate for the given contracts in play.
6 Jun 2019


TUPE and its impact on procurement

Understand and be equipped to deal with problems caused by TUPE


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of the purposes behind the TUPE regulations and a practical understanding of when and how TUPE applies to outsourcing arrangements
  • Understand the changes introduced in 2014 and their implications for outsourcing activities
  • Understand the implications of not correctly observing the regulations
  • Build your knowledge of contractual clauses that should be negotiated with incoming suppliers to address potential problems and liabilities.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.


If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email
11 Jun 2019


Negotiation and Influencing - One day

A one-day workshop exploring the variety of tools, techniques and theories that concern the end-to-end negotiation process.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • The ability to confidently engage in robust negotiation with a strong understanding of objectives and how to achieve them beforehand
  • The skills to plan for a negotiation, in order to best serve the needs of their organization. Furthermore, the importance of this phase will become clearer upon completion of this course
  • Knowledge of a suite of persuasion methods and their most suitable application
  • A keen understanding of the negotiation process from end-to-end, what each separate phase entails, and what the pitfalls and risks will look like.
  • The ability to diagnose who controls a given negotiation, and the rudimentary skills to change that when necessary.
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