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Sector-Specific Learning

Benefit from an industry-adapted and accredited procurement and supply learning programme within a specific geographic location, with CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award – a chance to develop procurement team skills that have the power to deliver competitive advantage.

Each programme is designed to incorporate industry-specific terminology, practices and unique challenges, driving improvements back into your organisation and providing a measurable return on investment. Sector-wide syndication also results in invaluable knowledge sharing and networking opportunities across supply chains.

For teams of eight or more, we can develop a Corporate Award programme tailored specifically to your organisation.


Taking individual experience into account, we provide individuals with entry onto the programme on one of three levels - Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner and Master Practitioner.

The study programmes are comprised of several modules. Each module consists of two face-to-face training days or workshops, followed by coursework based on live issues encountered by staff in their day jobs. Learning is brought to life and driven back into the organisation through sector-specific case studies and work-based practical assignments. We also ensure industry-sector terminology and practices are built into each tailored programme to ensure maximum relevance to your organisation.

Successfully completing a Syndicated Corporate Award programme at Practitioner level results in Diploma Membership of CIPS, Advanced Practitioner level results in full membership of CIPS (MCIPS), subject to three years’ experience in a responsible procurement role, and Master Practitioner level results in Chartered Status.

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Relevance: Each programme is designed in consultation with your industry to create specific, appropriate procurement and supply training

Syndication provides knowledge sharing and networking opportunities across industry supply chains

ROI and other measurable cost benefits have been proven outcomes of the applied, practical learning

Business improvement:
Work-based assignments and projects enable students to drive improvements directly back into their organisations

CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award provides a route to professional membership status - MCIPS - the globally recognised standard in procurement and supply

Supports people development in a stimulating, practical and focused way, unlocking potential and boosting expertise

CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award helps bring about positive changes in performance, attitude and behaviour that greatly benefit organisational reputation and effectiveness.


Many organisations are benefiting from undertaking sector specific Corporate Award programmes.

For more information:

Targeted training for oil and gas

Targeted training for UK local government

Targeted training for UK central government

Targeted training for aerospace and defence


Aerospace and Defence

To register your interest in the aerospace and defence Syndicated Corporate Award programme, please contact Cally Gage at cally.gage@cips.org 


UK Central Government

CIPS has the following UK central government Syndicated Corporate Award programmes planned for 2017:

  • January 2017
  • March 2017


Individual and group bookings for the UK central government programme can be made by contacting debbie.wallbank@cips.org. Courses need a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 18 delegates to run. If any government department feels they have sufficient numbers to run a department-based programme, this can also be facilitated directly by CIPS.

Energy, Oil and Gas

To register your interest in the energy, oil and gas Syndicated Corporate Award programmes in Aberdeen and Stavanger, please contact Phil Broughton at phil.broughton@cips.org 


For information about other sector programmes, please contact us.


For more information on how CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award can adapt procurement learning to your sector and location, contact us.