This qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, the world's most prestigious procurement organisation, is the global industry standard.
It demonstrates to employers that you hold yourself to the highest professional standards, that you have the most up-to-date purchasing skills, and that you can apply your expertise across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
You’ll develop advanced negotiation skills, master whole life asset management, and deeply understand the complexities of commercial arrangements and buyer/supplier relationships, bringing internationally recognised best practice to everything you do.
When you study with us, you’ll gain the same CIPS qualification as you would in a classroom, but with all the benefits of flexible online learning:
The course is for anyone who wants to understand negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis, among other things.
However, you'll benefit most if you have some experience in procurement and are looking to take on a junior or middle management role.
You should be either:
The course provides a natural progression from the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate, but it's not essential to have completed this first.
Your course is fully online and is assessed through 8 in-person exams.
As this course involves in-person exams, you should find out where your nearest CIPS exam centre is before enrolling. You can search exam venues here.
You'll study and be examined on 8 units:
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPS Level 4 course guide.
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