CIPS Level 4 Diploma In Procurement And Supply

1.      About CIPS Qualifications

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals. Download our Guide to Qualifications here.

We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters, MCIPS.

CIPS is an Awarding Body recognised by Ofqual, the qualification regulator for England and Northern Ireland, and the qualifications appear on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

2.      CIPS Level 4 Diploma In Procurement And Supply

A step up from the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a stepping stone to study on the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. The content has been written using the CIPS Procurement and Supply Cycle as its focus, which presents a cyclical process of key steps faced by those procuring goods or services. The Diploma offers the most common entry route to the profession and should be used by learners to develop a professional ‘tool box’ which learners can apply in the practical environment and further develop at Levels 5 and 6.

Core skills upon completion of this qualification

You will gain a solid understanding of procurement and supply fundamentals and you will be able to apply this immediately back into your workplace. 

3.      Who is it for?

This qualification is the essential toolkit for anyone planning a career in procurement and supply. It is at the same level as the first year of an undergraduate degree course. It’s suitable for those in operational roles or those managing or supervising the procurement and supply function who want to develop their career and work towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

Typical job titles:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement/Purchasing Executive
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracting Officer
  • Supply Chain Analyst

4.      What will you learn?

You will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organisation, and you will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace. Learn how to apply practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems

On completion, you will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.

5.      Entry requirements

This is the highest entry point onto our diploma qualifications. A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required. Alternatively, you will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

6.      Course outline

The full details of course content and units are available through this link

7.      Course schedule:

The course is based on delivering 20 course days for full diploma divided on 2 semesters, according to the following schedules

 
Course description Level 4 Diploma – Saturdays (20 days class work, 8 hrs per day) Unit Name Start date End date Exam registration closure Exam date
Group number (Cairo Group A)          
Semesters Units          
1st Semester L4M2 Defining Business Needs 16-Sep-2019 25-Sep-2019 20-Sep-2019 11-Nov-2019
L4M3 Commercial Contracting 14-Oct-2019 23-Oct-2019 20-Sep-2019 13-Nov-2019
L4M4 Ethical & responsible sourcing 25-Nov-2019 4-Dec-2019 22-Nov-2019 20-Jan-2020
L4M5 Commercial negotiation 23-Dec-2019 1-Jan-2020 22-Nov-2019 22-Jan-2020
2nd Semester L4M6 Supplier relationships 3-Feb-2020 12-Feb-2020 17-Jan-2020 18-Mar-2020
L4M1 Scope & Influence of procurement and supply 2-Mar-2020 1-Apr-2020 13-Mar-2020 18-May-2020
Summer term L4M7 Whole life asset management 8-Jun-2020 17-Jun-2020 15-May-2020 14-Jul-2020
L4M8 Procurement & supply in practice 20-Jul-2020 19-Aug-2020 11-Sep-2020 16-Nov-2020

 

 

 

 
Course description Level 4 Diploma – Evening (40 days class work, 4 hrs per day) (Mondays & Wednesdays) Unit Name Start date End date Exam registration closure Exam date
Group number (Cairo Group B)          
Semesters Units          
1st Semester L4M2 Defining Business Needs 16-Sep-2019 25-Sep-2019 20-Sep-2019 11-Nov-2019
L4M3 Commercial Contracting 14-Oct-2019 23-Oct-2019 20-Sep-2019 13-Nov-2019
L4M4 Ethical & responsible sourcing 25-Nov-2019 4-Dec-2019 22-Nov-2019 20-Jan-2020
L4M5 Commercial negotiation 23-Dec-2019 1-Jan-2020 22-Nov-2019 22-Jan-2020
2nd Semester L4M6 Supplier relationships 3-Feb-2020 12-Feb-2020 17-Jan-2020 18-Mar-2020
L4M1 Scope & Influence of procurement and supply 2-Mar-2020 1-Apr-2020 13-Mar-2020 18-May-2020
Summer term L4M7 Whole life asset management 8-Jun-2020 17-Jun-2020 15-May-2020 14-Jul-2020
L4M8 Procurement & supply in practice 20-Jul-2020 19-Aug-2020 11-Sep-2020 16-Nov-2020

 

 

 

 

Any missed modules will be covered in the new semester of 2020/2021 year       

8.      Educational experience

EPC Academy tries its best to provide our trainees with the best educational experience so we provide the following facilities to help our trainees get the most benefits of being in EPC Academy

  1. Spacious Air-conditioned classroom that could host 15 trainees
  2. audio-visual equipment and learning aids
  3. EPC Google drive that contains all support materials for study including Class presentations, articles and past papers
  4. Online exams and quizzes to replicate CIPS exams and provide mock exams to CIPS exams
  5. EPC E-library that contains many topics related to procurement, supply chain, operations management and management & leadership.
  6. Free internet to access e-libraries such as CIPS Knowledge Centre and Egyptian Knowledge Bank.

 

9.      Course information and requirements 

  • All trainees must select which group to register in carefully as moving between groups my need additional approval based on class capacity.
  • Class Maximum capacity is 15 trainees.
  • Course delivery will be at EPC Academy premises according to the dates and times mentioned in course schedules.
  • Induction session will be provided to all trainees one week before semester start date in order to for all trainees to be informed about education experience and rules, regulations and policies of both CIPS & EPC Academy.
  • Even though course delivery is in Arabic but English language competency is a must as all materials and exams are in English language.

10. Course fees

Course fees are EGP 30,000 per full course

  • Special Discount:
  • 25% End of Year Discount to become EGP 22,500 instead of EGP 30,000
  • Course fees are in EGP per person and include the following:
  • Materials                : course study notes
  • Electronic access  :  to EPC Drive which includes Instructor slide pack and support materials
  • Support                    : full support and follow up until passing CIPS exams
  • Certificate               : Attendance certificate 
  • Course fees do not include the following:
  • CIPS Membership fees
  • CIPS books
  • Exam fees
Fees Amount in GBP
CIPS Membership fees 100
Books for 6 credit modules = (6 books X GBP 20) + shipping fees 120
Books for 12 credit modules = (2 books X GBP 40) + shipping fees 80
6 Exam Fees X 72 GBP 432
2 exam fees X 105 GBP 210

11. Payment term

  •  (100 %) of course fees to be paid in advance before the start of course.
  • Instalment is available subject to certain approvals
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