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CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply

A valuable management tool for those moving in to junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising within the procurement function


This programme has eight core modules of 6 or 12 credits. Based on the operational and managerial levels of CIPS Global Standard, this is the essential toolkit to get you started on your professional procurement journey.

What will I learn?

Power up your career with the right skills from the start. 

Developed using the Procurement Cycle as its focus, you will:

  • Learn about the core principles, concepts and practical applications when procuring goods or services 

  • Gain essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics and asset management

  • Understand how procurement fits within the rest of your organisation and how it can help to shape key future business decisions

Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with the essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply. You can join as a member online today. Once you've become a CIPS member you can book your examinations online.

Entry Criteria

This is the highest entry point on to our diploma qualifications. A Level 4 qualification or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification is required. Alternatively, two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.


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. 


Typical job titles

  • Buyer

  • Procurement/Purchasing Executive

  • Procurement Specialist

  • Contracting Officer

  • Supply Chain Analyst

What can CIPS qualifications do for your career?


- CIPS Formal recognition is included within the regulatory frameworks of an increasing number of countries such as the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), UAE (including Dubai) and Africa (including Zambia).

-   The qualification accreditation number is Ref: 603/3924/X

-   This programme is not NZQA accredited


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