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CIPS - Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course description.

Course Description

Is the Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Visit CIPS web site

What is the CIPS - Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course?

Category: Procurement

Level: Advanced

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply represents the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status, which is recognised worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners. It has been developed in close collaboration with practitioners, employers and academics specialising in Procurement and Supply, and with the providers who will be delivering the qualifications.

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Who is the CIPS - Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course designed for?

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is for those who want to specialise inthe procurement and supply profession. The qualification will prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. Learners will develop skills and knowledge in key areas of procurement and supply including strategic ethical leadership, global communications, and strategic supply chain management and will also have an opportunity to consider future challenges for the profession.

The qualification also provides progression for those learners who have been successful on the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Finally, it represents the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards their Membership of CIPS (MCIPS) which is recognised worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners. Successful applicants may use the designatory letters MCIPS after their name. Applicants for MCIPS must complete the CIPS Diploma, Advanced Diploma and this Professional Diploma in procurement and supply and must also exhibit at least 3 years experience in a relevant position of responsibility in the procurement and supply discipline.

What subjects does the CIPS - Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course cover?

  • Strategic Ethical Leadership
  • Global Commercial Strategy
  • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession
  • Strategic Programme Leadership
  • Commercial Data Management
  • Innovation in Procurement and Supply
  • Supply Network Design
  • Global Logistics Strategy

How is the CIPS - Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply course assessed?

All exams for this qualification are computer-based.

Objective Response exam format (OR)

These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. You will find these types of exams across all our qualifications levels; they are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners.

For Objective Response exams the pass mark is 70%.

Constructed Response exam format (CR)

These questions require you to create, or construct, a response to the question, such as an essay or case study. You will find this type of exam in our diploma level qualifications and they will be marked by subject expert examiners.

For Constructed Response exams are graded:

  • 50% Pass
  • 60% Merit
  • 75% Distinction
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