CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply* has eight core modules of 6 or 12 credits. Based on the Operational and Managerial levels of CIPS Global Standard, this is the essential toolkit to get you started on your professional procurement journey.

Developed using the Procurement Cycle as its focus, you will:

  • Learn about the core principles, concepts and practical applications when procuring goods or services 
  • Gain essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics and asset management
  • Understand how procurement fits within the rest of your organisation and how it can help to shape key future business decisions

Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Entry requirements

This is the highest entry point onto our diploma qualifications. A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required. Alternatively, you will need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

Typical job titles:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement/Purchasing Executive
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracting Officer
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Core skills upon completion of this qualification
You will gain a solid understanding of procurement and supply fundamentals and you will be able to apply this immediately back into your workplace. 

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