Benefits of CIPS Qualifications

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Throughout the world, CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading-edge thinking and professionalism. Developed by working closely with industry they reflect current, emerging and best practice in procurement and supply. CIPS qualifications give you a significant competitive edge to enable you to be the best you can be! A professional qualification will enable you to perform better in your chosen career and enjoy greater rewards.   Those with a professional qualification and membership of a professional body earn more and have greater employability. A professional qualification demonstrates to employers your commitment to being a better professional. CIPS has five professional qualifications to enable you to progress your career. Contact us now for more information and how you can study online.

Why study CIPS?

Explore how a career in procurement opens a wealth of opportunities and can take you anywhere in the world.

Every organisation relies on buying things to run their business and as buyer, you are in an extremely powerful position. But because buyers often operate behind the scenes, many people are not aware of procurement and supply as a career choice. Top buyers are in huge demand around the world and can achieve extremely high positions within companies. Get in touch and understand how to become qualified.

 Your career in procurement and supply

You may be in the first stages of considering a future in procurement and supply or you may already be working as a buyer. If you’re serious about your career, you should be part of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and take the qualifications you need to reach the highest levels in the profession. MCIPS (Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) is the internationally recognised standard for a procurement professional and marks you out as at the top of your game, significantly enhancing your career and earning prospects.

Why join Business Academy Online as your Training Provider?

We are a professional knowledgeable CIPS centre with a wealth of expertise and experience. With an innovative modern learning management system and a deep understanding of neuroscience and how people learn and retain information, our training is designed to give you the best chance of success in your exams.

Our training is designed to replicate a virtual classroom, but better as you can re-watch and listen to our training to help aid your understanding.  We provide you with interactive videos, exercises and assignments which are marked by our tutors who are all MCIPS professionals.

Laura Scarfe, our Training Director and lead tutor has worked with CIPS and delivering CIPS training for over 12 years now.  She has experience as a Principal Marker and Assessment Author directly for CIPS so brings a wealth of knowledge as to what student’s need to do in order to achieve the highest marks.  Laura has also been asked repeatedly by CIPS themselves to provide her innovative learning tips to the CIPS training community, creating tutor tips for exam centres across the globe.

Benefits for your organisation.

Investing in CIPS training for your employees will make your business more profitable and competitive due to the improved effectiveness and efficiency of your procurement team. CIPS training will motivate teams and individuals as well as bringing best practice and innovative thinking to the workplace.

Recent scandals in the press have highlighted the increasing need to train purchasing staff to ensure you really know your supply chain. CIPS covers key areas such as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), sustainability, negotiation, ethical trading, leadership and much more.

  • Industry-led qualifications – whether you have just entered the profession, or you are an experienced manager, the CIPS qualification programme offers something for everyone.
  • Relevance – CIPS qualifications are relevant for purchasing and supply in the 21st century. With current topics and key business essentials, the syllabus introduces fresh content, reflects real-life business issues, and places a strong emphasis on the application, as well as the acquisition, of knowledge and skills.
  • A clear learning path – each qualification level is designed to equate to specific job roles, so you can take what you learn straight into the workplace. You can start and finish the CIPS qualifications journey at the right stage for you, giving you real flexibility and choice and the ability to progress at your own pace as your career progresses.
  • Recognised badge of competence – the qualifications provide a badge of competence, by assessing students against practical learning outcomes. As an international organisation, the badge of competence carries recognition throughout the profession.

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Level 3 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M3
6
15th Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 4th Mar
May 2024
M4
3
15th Apr, 22nd Apr, 29th Apr
July 2024
M5
3
3rd June, 10th June, 24th June
Nov 2024
M1
3
7th Oct, 21st Oct, 4th November
Mar 2025
M2&M3
6
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March
May 2025
M4
3
7th Apr, 14th Apr, 28th Apr
July 2025
M5
3
2nd June, 16th June, 30th June

Level 6 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M5
5
25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 29th Feb
May 2024
M4 & M7
4
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
July 2024
M3 & M8
5
30th May, 13th June,20th June, 27th June, 4th July
November 2024
M1
3
10th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov
Mar 2025
M2 & M5
5
30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar
May 2025
M4 & M7
4
3rd April, 10th April, 1st May, 8th May
July 2025
M3 & M8
5
5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July

Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March
May 2024
M3 & M8
4
10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May
July 2024
M4
3
5th June, 12th June, 26th June
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
9th Oct, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov
Mar 2025
M15, M5, M9
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M3 & M8
4
9th April, 16th April, 30th April, 7th June
July 2025
M4
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M3, M5, M7
6
23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th March
May 2024
M4 & M6
4
9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April
July 2024
M8
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov
March 2025
M3, M5, M7
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M4 & M6
4
8th April, 15th April, 29th April, 6th June
July 2025
M8
3
10th June, 24th June, 8th July