Globally Recognised Professional Qualifications

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Leading edge learning - the smart choice for your career.
CIPS qualifications are:

Globally Recognised

Globally Recognised

Qualifications that are recognised, relevant and respected globally and will open new doors in your career.

Robust

Robust

We have a worldwide reputation for excellence and our regulated qualifications create highly skilled procurement and supply professionals.

Structured

Structured

Progressive learning programmes with procurement and supply at the core and pathways to broaden your knowledge.

Give your career a boost by studying CIPS professional qualifications:

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

95% of CIPS students say CIPS qualifications are recognised as the standard for the procurement profession.

Get MCIPS

Get MCIPS

Our qualifications lead you to MCIPS membership which shows you are a highly skilled professional and strategic thinker.

What is MCIPS?
Earn more

Earn more

Those with MCIPS can earn 20% more than non-qualified colleagues and 65% of employers request it (or studying towards it) when recruiting.

Flexible and convenient

Flexible and convenient

Learn at a distance or with tuition from one of our 190 CIPS approved study centres and use CIPS learning resources to help you to learn on the go.

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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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Where to begin your studies:

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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Available worldwide

Available worldwide

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

How to Study
Other relevant qualifications?

Other relevant qualifications?

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

Exemptions

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

Work-based, applied learning programmes for individuals or whole teams.

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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