Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations (CIPS)

CIPS Advantage

  • Worldwide recognition - CIPS study programs are recognized around the world
  • A clear learning path linked to career progress - Wherever you start your learning journey, every CIPS award is closely aligned to a specific job level, helping you to prepare for promotion and enhancing your personal and professional development.
  • Greater choice of business-specific subjects - Traditional purchasing skills and relationship management: with the new topics and key business essentials, the CIPS membership levels are more closely aligned than ever to real-life business issues.
  • Remuneration - Salaries have risen rapidly over the last decade, outstripping other professions such as IT, finance, HR or sales and marketing. Purchasers who are members of the institute can expect to earn around £2,000 more than non-members. In addition, 57 per cent of procurement staff report good or excellent job satisfaction.(*Reference: CIPS / Croner Reward Purchasing and Supply Salary Survey, 2009)
  • Transferable skills give you a choice and variety of potential workplaces - One of the most beneficial things about this career is that a well-qualified purchasing professional can walk into a wide range of environments where they can use their skills to buy a whole variety of products and services.

Course Content

Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations consists of the following five units :

  • Procurement and Supply Principles - Describes the fundamental principles of procurement, supply and supply chains.
  • Procurement and Supply Functions - Identifies the main types of organizations, the main elements of a procurement and supply function and the main market factors and their impact on the procurement and supply function.
  • Procurement and Supply Processes - Identifies the fundamentals of the contract formation process, the use of systems in procurement and supply and the sources of information about potential suppliers.
  • Procurement and Supply Administration - Explains how effective administration can ensure that timely deliveries are achieved by suppliers.  This unit also explains the necessary documentation and administrative processes that are involved in forming agreements with external suppliers.
  • Procurement and Supply Stakeholders - Explains how effective relationships can be formed with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders and identifies the main principles of quality management.

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Preferably a Bachelor’s degree holder with 2 years of experience in the field. However, a candidate with a high school certificate and possessing good communication skills in English, with at least three or more years of experience may also be allowed to apply.


Spread over 8 months, classes are scheduled once a week during evening hours / weekends. International exams are scheduled during May and November.

About CIPS

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the premier global organization, serving the procurement and supply profession. CIPS dedicated to promoting best practice within the profession, is the largest provider offering specialist courses across all aspects and levels of the supply chain, from the start of a career to senior management level. For more information log on to www.cips.org

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