Studying CIPS Levels 5 & 6 is just like the new Scream film

I will admit that I don’t watch a lot of films, I am more of a box set girl.  However, when I was on a plane recently and saw the new Scream film, I had to watch it as it took me back to my 90s roots where my hair was styled like Jen from Dawsons Creek and I was partial to a red PVC jacket so I could look like a member of steps. (I am thoroughly aware that some of you are too young to even remember some of these references!) All you need to know though is I was very, very cool! 😉

Don’t worry there will be no spoilers here, but it is a reboot – in fact, they reference it in the movie as a requel.  Basically, this means a reboot but with some legacy characters from the original movies.  So Sydney, Gale, and Dewey are all present, but with a new set of friends.  Of course, I started to think about how this was similar to CIPS.

One of the questions I am asked the most is about levels 5 and 6, and whether they are a step up in turns of content and difficulty.  The answer is they are a step up, but if you have studied with me since Level 4 you are already being prepared for it.  The reason the step is small is essentially each level is like the Scream film – a requel.  Yes, we have lots of new topics in terms of motivation, change management, strategic choices, etc, but they are surrounded by legacy characters that you will know well.  These include Porter’s 5 Forces, Kraljic, sustainability, and ethical codes of conduct.

Just like the Scream requel, there will be a sense of familiarity with some of the content, so what are you waiting for, join us for Level 5 and 6 studies – we promise that unlike the Scream film our training will not be a horror movie!

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, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th 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, 11th 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, 3rd 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