CIPS Level 6: Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

Level 6 – Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

Who Should Consider This Level

  • Strategic / Senior Manager
  • Purchasing / Procurement Manager
  • Head of Procurement / Head of Commercial
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Head of Logistics / Transport
  • Operations Manager

Courses Contents & Units

The Level 6 Professional Diploma is aimed at individuals who have obtained their Level 5 qualification and wish to progress their learning to Level 6 which gives you a degree level qualification and allows you to apply for CIPS member status (MCIPS).

The 3 core and 2 of 3 optional units at this level:

  • CORE PD1: Leadership in Procurement & Supply – With a greater focus on equality, discrimination and diversity.
  • CORE PD2: Corporate & Business Strategy – Greater focus on organisational strategy. The strategy clock. Internationalisation and impact on strategy. Commitment to strategic change with greater focus on culture.
  • CORE PD3: Strategic Supply Chain Management – Relationship between corporate, business and functional strategy. Competitive advantage. Collaborative approaches. KPIs to measure the Supply Chain. Change management of stakeholders. Supply Chain networks and reverse logistics.
  • PD4: Supply Chain Diligence – Impact of globalisation on Supply Chain and imports. Corporate governance. Systems  integration. Employment regulations. Financial aspects of Supply Chains incl. M&A, exchange rates, costs and commodities. Benchmarking in Supply Chains.
  • PD5: Programme & Project Management – Project and strategic partnering. Model form contracts and NEC3. EPC, management, contracting etc. Cost management, sustainability and safety. Variations/claims.
  • PD6: Legal Aspects in Procurement & Supply (UK) – EU procurement regulations, remedies, standstill and e-tendering. IPR. TUPE. ILO/UN standards.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply.



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