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CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations

SR Supply Chain Consultants, Online (+1 locations)
1 year
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Course description

CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations

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 ‘toolbox’ which learners can apply in the practical
environment and further develop at Levels 5 and 6.

Successful learners will possess transferable workplace skills,
developing their operational and tactical abilities as they strive
for managerial roles and responsibilities. It is aimed at those
in the profession who have procurement and supply activity
at the heart of their role. Learners will be expected to provide
advice and guidance to key stakeholders on the performance
of organisational procedures and processes associated with
procurement and supply and will aspire to manage developments
in and improvements to the related functions. Transferable skills
are those such as communication, teamwork, and planning and
completing tasks to high standards, all enable the learner to add
value to the organisation.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

The Level 4 Diploma is suitable for buyers who are looking to progress into Management, and those with previous qualifications and experience. (A level / 1st year degree equivalent).

Course pre-requisites: Successful completion of CIPS Level 3 Certificate or 2 years relevant work experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this training course, candidates will receive the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations.

Learning Options

  • Classroom
  • Live Virtual Classroom
  • Distance Virtual Learning Environment

Training Course Content

The qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply 
  • Defining Business Needs
  • Whole Life Asset Management 
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing 
  • Supplier Relationships 
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice 


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17 Jun 2021
support for exam

The support from SRSCC was great leading upto the exam.

Laura, Manager, NHS Mental Health Services
17 Jun 2021
would not have passed without you

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at SR Supply Chain, your tutors are all really helpful and helped to make each learning outcome easy to understa...

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17 Jun 2021
better than my university course

Jade is a top tutor - I actually really enjoy coming to class and I feel as though its improving my skills and knowledge to take back and improve my day to day activities in the...

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Course costs start from £1250- this will vary depending on learners method of delivery.

Continuing Studies

By completing the CIPS L4 Diploma, they will be eligible to progress onto the CIPS L5 Advanced Diploma.

Learners will be able to understand the processes and activities that
make procurement and supply happen within an organisation and
will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that
can be applied immediately in the workplace. Learners will be able
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.

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