Qualifications - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Globally Recognised Professional Qualifications

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Give your career a boost by studying CIPS professional qualifications:

95%

95%

of students say CIPS qualifications are recognised as the standard for the profession and enabled them to progress further in their careers.

65%

65%

of employers will request MCIPS (or studying towards it) when recruiting.

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Earn more

by achieving globally recognised qualifications and being awarded MCIPS.

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CIPS Qualifications are recognised globally by employers:

Entry Requirements

Start CIPS qualifications at either the Certificate, Advanced certificate or Diploma, depending on your prior experience and qualifications.

Certificate

The ideal qualification if you're just starting your career in procurement or if procurement and supply are part of your role.

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Advanced Certificate

This qualification is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks.

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Diploma

A valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function.

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Advanced Diploma

Provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil objectives.

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Professional Diploma

Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. On successful completion you can apply for MCIPS.

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CIPS qualifications are:

Available worldwide

Available worldwide

Offered as taught courses with one of our 200 study centres globally.

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Flexible

Flexible

Delivered by one of our approved study centres as part time/full time classroom sessions or via distance learning.

Convenient

Convenient

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Robust

Robust

Regulated by Ofqual in England and other regulators globally for procurement and supply management qualifications.

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Or there are a number of other learning options to put you on the path to MCIPS:

Accredited Programmes

Accredited Programmes

Academic and vocational qualifications accredited by CIPS.

Management Entry Route

Management Entry Route

For senior professionals already experienced in procurement and supply.

Corporate Award

Corporate Award

For groups of professionals within a company.

BTECs

BTECs

Begin your future as a buyer with the CIPS BTEC procurement pathway (UK only).

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Achieve procurement qualifications alongside gaining practical experience in the workplace with an apprenticeship (UK only).

Executive Diploma in Procurement and Supply (ExDIP)

Beyond MCIPS

Beyond MCIPS

For those aspiring to the highest pinnacle of the procurement and supply profession.

Multiple Routes

Multiple Routes

Academic, experiential and applied learning programmes available.

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