CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

CIPS supports UK Government to eradicate slavery and improve ethics in procurement

28 March 2019

Ethical training and guidance for commercial and procurement employees in the public sector.

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UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Global Events

19 Jun 2019

All Events STRATFORD-ON-AVON

Rail Live 2019

The only exhibition bringing the entire rail industry together in a real railway environment.

20 Jun 2019

Branch LEEDS

Branch AGM

This event will now include the Branch AGM only.  If you are considering getting involved with the branch or require the full AGM agenda, please contact the committee before the event.

20 Jun 2019

Branch READING

IR 35 Have you Embraced the Change?

As we reflect on the past year, it is still unclear as to precisely when changes to the IR35 legislation already introduced to public sector organisations will be extended into the private sector. Although only a footnote in the budget, that change is almost inevitably going to happen following a period of consultation.

20 Jun 2019

Branch LONDON

Networking Event at 4C Associates

Following the success of the 1st networking event hosted by Hays, earlier in the year, we are looking to run a 2nd networking event to be hosted by 4C Associates at their Hammersmith office. The event will be opened with a few words from 4C Associates CEO Simon Terry

Training Courses

20 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER

Effective IT procurement

Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
25 Jun 2019

LONDON

Finance for procurement

Increase your knowledge of this vital procurement area

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements
  • Understand the use of financial analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to practically apply analytical data
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
26 Jun 2019

LONDON

A commercial approach to cloud service agreements

Demystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Understand what a cloud service provider is actually supplying - and what is not included
  • Identify common elements in the supplier's charging model
  • Discover where in the world your supplier's cloud is located and explain to the supplier where you need it to be
  • Understand basic data protection and data privacy regulations, especially as these apply to trans-border data flows

Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied). Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

26 Jun 2019

BRISTOL

Category management

Enhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate why category management has the potential to deliver value beyond traditional sourcign approaches
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation, that will help you to build enhanced alignment with stakeholders and create long-term strategies for manging spend
  • Identify the building blocks for developing an appropriate implementation strategy 
This is a two-day training course.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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