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Procurement and Supply

Advance your procurement career from home by gaining an industry-standard CIPS qualification 100% online.

We understand that you have a busy life, so our online CIPS courses give you complete control over your schedule. You can learn from your office, at home, or during your commute - wherever works for you. Plus, you'll have one-to-one support from your CIPD tutor whenever you need it.

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Our Procurement and Supply Courses

Why take a CIPS Procurement & Supply course?

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the UK’s largest organisation for procurement professionals. Their qualifications are recognised worldwide as the gold standard for forward-thinking buyers, logistics specialists, and anyone who works in the procurement and supply industry.

Through completing a CIPS qualification online with us, you'll master in-demand and globally relevant skills including:

  • Negotiation
  • Commercial contracting
  • Whole life asset management
  • Building supplier relationships
  • Ethical and responsible sourcing

Whether you’re looking to move into a job in procurement, formalise your existing skills, advance your career as a buyer or bring valuable purchasing knowledge to your company, studying Procurement and Supply online with us will help you achieve your goals.

CIPS Student Reviews

"I would thoroughly recommend ICS Learn. I have received a promotion and was able to work around my own schedule and learn on the go, on lunch breaks and in the evenings."

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Louise Rees

Fieldwork Services Buyer

"Online learning means I can continue with my full-time job and study in my own time at my own pace, and the test papers highly boosted my confidence for the exam."

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Kelley Forbes

Buyer

"For me it was important to still have a ‘life’ in between employment and study. ICS Learn has provided a great platform - it was so handy to have access to the course anywhere at any point!"

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Ashleigh May

Aviation Procurement

Procurement and Supply FAQs

The Chartered Insitute of Procurement and Supply is the world's largest procurement organisation, with a community of 200,000 purchasing professionals in more than 150 countries.

They're incorporated under a Royal Charter and are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning they invest their income in the aid of advancing global best practices in procurement.

CIPS qualifications are recognised internationally as the industry standard, making CIPS accreditation vital for progressing your procurement career.

The CIPS Level 4 Diploma is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Buyer, Contract Officer, Procurement Executive/Specialist, or Supply Chain/Inventory/Logistics Planner or Analyst. You'll learn to advise key stakeholders on the performance of procurement procedures and processes.

The Level 4 Diploma is the most advanced qualification you can being your CIPS studies with. If you'd like to begin with a less advanced qualification, you could study the CIPS Level 2 or 3 qualifications.

The Level 2 Certificate is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Administrative Assistant, Contracts Administrator, Stock Controller or Merchandiser. It'll help you understand the key transactional processes of procurement.

The Level 3 Advanced Certificate is perfect if you want to excel as an Administrator, Assistant Buyer, Assistant Contract Officer, Contract Analyst, or Stock/Inventory Controller/Planner. You'll learn to handle key operational procurement tasks.

Once you've completed the CIPS Level 4 Diploma, you can move on to the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma. It'll help you excel as a Senior Buyer or Contract/Supply Chain Manager, and develop your ability to guide business decisions from a procurement perspective.

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma is the final step in your CIPS education. This prestigious qualification will enable you to excel in strategic senior roles such as Head of Commercial, Head of Logistics/Transport, Senior Procurement Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Operations Manager.

It will also allow you upgrade to CIPS Chartered Membership (MCIPS) once you have 3 years' experience managing or teaching procurement.

 

 

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We've been in education for 130 years, and we're committed to helping everyone build a career that they're proud of. A huge part of that involves giving people the freedom to shape their qualification around their lives. 

Our online CIPS courses are perfect for you if you have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or if you simply want to be in control of your learning.

From our self-paced online course structure to our extended study periods to our unlimited tutor support, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your CIPS qualification, no matter what life throws at you.

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