Study CIPS Qualifications

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Why take CIPS qualifications?

Recognition

Recognition

Gain globally recognised qualifications leading to MCIPS.

Become more in demand...

Become more in demand...

giving you an edge in the job market and when it comes to promotion.

Demonstrate your value...

Demonstrate your value...

to your employer, with a greater ability to manage spend and mitigate risk.

Be more confident...

Be more confident...

in your day to day role, with faster career progression.

Be trained in ethics...

Be trained in ethics...

and demonstrate your commitment to sustainable procurement practices.

Already studying CIPS qualifications? Book exams and access support including past papers:

Where to begin your studies:

Certificate levels

Certificate levels

You do not need any previous qualifications or experience to start the Certificate or Advanced Certificate.

Diploma level

Diploma level

To enter at the Diploma level you need at least two A levels or equivalent or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant role.

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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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Want support?

Looking for support to start CIPS Qualifications? Talk to one of our approved study centres:

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To better support the future procurement profession, CIPS is reviewing its qualifications in 2018/19

Key points to remember when considering your pathway:

Where to study?

Where to study?

CIPS has a network of over 200 approved study centres globally offering a range of flexible courses.

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No previous qualifications?

No previous qualifications?

If you have no previous professional qualifications or experience, our Certificate and Advanced Certificate (UC) are the starting point for you:

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Experienced?

Experienced?

Do you have a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent), or at least 2 years' business experience?

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Other relevant qualifications?

Other relevant qualifications?

You may be entitled to some unit exemptions if you already have a relevant degree or qualification.

Exemptions
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