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CIPS Level 4 - Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Course Overview

This course is developed using the Procurement Cycle as its focus, you will:

  • Learn about the core principles, concepts and practical applications when procuring goods or services
  • Gain essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics and asset management
  • Understand how procurement fits within the rest of your organization and how it can help to shape key future business decisions


The benefits of attending this course:

You will gain a solid understanding of procurement and supply fundamentals and you will be able to apply this immediately back into your workplace.

Course Outline
Who Should Attend ?
Course Prerequisites
Learning Methodology
Course Duration
Course Outline

Program Agenda

The following proposed agenda is subject to changes by the client for the ultimate benefit of improving the training ROI of delegates and the client organization. The schedule duration can also be lengthened if the client wishes to enable delegates to achieve an even deeper understanding. 

Course Modules: 

  • Module 1: Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (L4M1)
  • Module 2: Defining Business Need (L4M2)
  • Module 3: Commercial Contracting (L4M3)
  • Module 4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (L4M4)
  • Module 5: Commercial Negotiation (L4M5)
  • Module 6: Supplier Relationships (L4M6)
  • Module 7: Whole Life Asset Management (L4M7)

  • Module 8: Procurement and Supply in Practice (L4M8)
Who Should Attend ?

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for:

  • Buyer/Procurement/Purchasing Executive
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracting Officer
  • Supply Chain Analyst

  • Procurement Category Manager 
Course Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

The course is suitable for delegates with minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification. Alternatively, delegate will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

Learning Methodology

Learning Methodology

The learning methodology is highly interactive, consisting of a balanced mix of short presentations,  the Course Director’s extensive experience in this specialized field, handouts containing key articles and topic support, dialogue about leading practice, delegates’ own ideas, experiences and Q&A, sharing of knowledge, discussions, feedback, scenarios, case studies, practical examples, individual and group exercises designed to assist the participants to gain a working knowledge of the topics taught and to embed the skills.

Course Duration

Course Duration

5 Hours per session, one session per week for 16 weeks to a total of 80H hours.