CIPS – Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Standard)

Course type: The CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply Standard Program Weekend (250 Hrs (20 Session on Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Introduction

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualifications ladder has five levels of awards. The CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply is a higher level qualification. It has been accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in the UK and appears on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.
CIPS Diploma is a valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function.  It focusses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis.
This is the highest entry point to our diploma qualifications and requires a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification. Alternatively you need a minimum of two years’ experience in a business environment.

Learning Outcomes

The Diploma Consists of 5 units

D1 – Contexts of procurement and supply (12 Credit)

On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to:
– Offer advice and guidance to main stakeholders on the application of the sourcing process
– Understand supply chains which organisations operate in.

D2- Business needs in procurement and supply (12 Credit)

On completion of this unit, candidates will understand practices that help achieve value for money solutions in procurement. This unit explores a variety of elements that underpin the development of criteria. It also considers the options that should be explored when procurement and supply personnel are involved in defining requirements.

D3 Sourcing in procurement and supply (12 Credit)

On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to apply a set of appropriate tools and techniques that can assess sourcing options available to organisations when procuring goods, services or works from external suppliers.  This unit identifies sound approaches to sourcing activities that assess the commercial and technical capabilities of organisations to help achieve the right choice of supplier.

D4- Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply (12 Credit)

On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to:
– Identify approaches to achieve negotiated agreements with external organisations.
– Recognise the use of legal terms that should regulate commercial agreements.
The creation of formalised agreements is a critical part of the work of personnel in procurement and supply. This unit analyses approaches to the negotiation of agreements made with external parties and the formation of legally binding contracts.
After contracts have been entered into, there can be conflict over performance issues and on costs, timing and quality of supplies. This should involve negotiation to achieve required outcomes.

D5 Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply (12 Credit)

On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, recognising the need for a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues.
This unit concentrates on approaches to contract and supplier relationship management involving stakeholders in these processes. Personnel involved in creating contracts and relationships with external organisations need to ensure outcomes that achieve organisational requirements including costs, quality, risk management and timing.

Who should attend

– Buyer
– Procurement / purchasing executive
– Procurement specialist
– Contract officer
– Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
– Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner

Course duration

250 Hrs. as the following:
– 20 sessions Full day 8 hrs. per day on Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00
– 20 sessions 3 hrs. assignments on Tuesdays 90 hrs. from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
– 30 hrs. assignment review by instructor

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