Qualifications that are recognised, relevant and respected globally and will open new doors in your career.
We have a worldwide reputation for excellence and our regulated qualifications create highly skilled procurement and supply professionals.
Progressive learning programmes with procurement and supply at the core and pathways to broaden your knowledge.
Our qualifications are based on the Standard to reflect modern procurement practices across the globe and aim to future-proof students.
95% of CIPS students say CIPS qualifications are recognised as the standard for the procurement profession.
Our qualifications lead you to MCIPS membership which shows you are a highly skilled professional and strategic thinker.
Those with MCIPS can earn 20% more than non-qualified colleagues and 65% of employers request it (or studying towards it) when recruiting.
Learn at a distance or with tuition from one of our 190 CIPS approved study centres and use CIPS learning resources to help you to learn on the go.
Start CIPS qualifications at either the Certificate, Advanced certificate or Diploma, depending on your prior experience and qualifications.
The ideal qualification if you're just starting your career in procurement or if procurement and supply are part of your role.
This qualification is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks.
A valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function.
Provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil objectives.
Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. On successful completion you can apply for MCIPS.
If you have no previous professional qualifications or experience, our Certificate and Advanced Certificate (UC) are the starting point for you:
Do you have a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent), or at least 2 years' business experience?
Offered as taught courses with one of our 200 study centres globally.
You may be entitled to some unit exemptions if you already have a relevant degree or qualification.
Academic and vocational qualifications accredited by CIPS.
For senior professionals already experienced in procurement and supply.
Work-based, applied learning programmes for individuals or whole teams.
Begin your future as a buyer with the CIPS BTEC procurement pathway (UK only).
Achieve procurement qualifications alongside gaining practical experience in the workplace with an apprenticeship (UK only).
For those aspiring to the highest pinnacle of the procurement and supply profession.
Academic, experiential and applied learning programmes available.
Work with CIPS by offering our qualifications and together we can grow your business.
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