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CIPS

Become a CIPS-accredited procurement and supply professional from home with our 100% online CIPS courses.

We make it easy to shape your CIPS qualification around your busy schedule. You can learn from anywhere, whether it's on your commute, during your lunchbreak, or after the kids are in bed. You'll have one-to-one support from your CIPS tutor online and by phone too.

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Learn anywhere, anytimeon your phone, tablet or laptop

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Set your own flexible scheduleand learn at your own pace

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Unlimited 1-to-1 tutor supportfrom experienced CIPS professionals

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£100/month interest-freewith our flexible payment plans

Why get your CIPS qualification online with ICS Learn?

We think our students say it best: they've rated us 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent Trustpilot reviews.

Our mission is to help everyone build a career that they're proud of, and that means giving people the freedom to shape their qualification around their lives. 

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

From our self-paced course format to our extended study periods, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your CIPS qualification without giving up your job, family time, or anything else that's important to you.

CIPS Student Reviews

"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

"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

CIPS FAQs

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest organisation for procurement professionals. They have more than 200,000 purchasing professionals across 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.

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 purchasing and logistics 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.

There are 5 levels of CIPS qualification.

If you're new to CIPS:

  • You should begin at Level 2 or 3 if you don't have any qualifications or professional experience.
  • You can start at Level 4 if you're 18+ with two A Levels (or equivalent), or 21+ with at least two years of business experience.
  • Level 4 is the most advanced course you can begin with.

The CIPS 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 CIPS 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.

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 CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma is your next step after Level 4. 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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