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Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

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The CIPS programme equips you with knowledge and skills in business procurement and supply chain management which are much sought after by both industry and academia.

Procurement and supply management involves buying of the good and services that enable an organization to operate in a profitable and ethical manner. ZCAS is an accredited CIPS tuition provider and examination centre with over 30 years experience in professional education. ZCAS offers tuition in all level of CIPS as follows:

  • Level 2: Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operation
  • Level 3: Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operation
  • Level 4: Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • Level 5: Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • Level 6: Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

As a full member of CIPS (MCIPS), you will have achieved an internationally recognized award representing the global standard for a procurement professional.

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Programme Structure

Level 2: Certificate in Procurement and Supply

The first of the three entry level qualifications. The ideal starter qualification for anyone new to the profession with little business experience. This qualification is worth 18 credits and you will need to pass each exam to achieve the award.

Five CORE modules make up the required 18 credits

  • Introducing Procurement and Supply (L2M1) – 6 credits
  • Procurement and Supply Operations (L2M2) – 3 credits
  • Stakeholder Relationships (L2M3) – 3 credits
  • Systems Technology (L2M4) – 3 credits
  • Inventory, Logistics and Expediting (L2M5) – 3 credits

Level 3: Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply

The second of the three entry level qualifications. It will help you to prepare for a career in procurement and supply and progress onto the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. For this qualification you will need to complete 30 credits. There are four CORE modules which make up 24 of the required credits. Then you can choose one of the ELECTIVE modules to make up the 6 remaining credits.

Four CORE modules make up 24 of the required credits

  • Procurement and Supply Environment (L3M1) – 6 Credits
  • Ethical Procurement and Supply (L3M2) – 6 Credits
  • Contract Administration (L3M3) – 6 Credits
  • Team Dynamics and Change (L3M4) – 6 Credits

Choose one ELECTIVE module to make up the final remaining six credits

  • Socially Responsible Procurement (L3M5) – 6 Credits
  • Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution (L3M6) – 6 Credits

Level 4: Diploma in Procurement and Supply

The highest of the three entry level qualifications. If you are a more experienced person, already working in the profession for 2+ years, start here. You’ll develop the technical skills, knowledge and competencies employers are looking for. You are required to complete 60 credits to achieve this qualification.

Eight CORE modules make up the required 60 credits

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (L4M1) – 12 Credits
  • Defining Business Need (L4M2) – 6 Credits
  • Commercial Contracting (L4M3) – 6 Credits
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (L4M4) – 6 Credits
  • Commercial Negotiation (L4M5) – 6 Credits
  • Supplier Relationships (L4M6) – 6 Credits
  • Whole Life Asset Management (L4M7) – 6 Credits
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice (L4M8) – 12 Credits

Level 5: Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

This qualification will help you to grow in confidence, improve organisational procurement and fulfil objectives. It is based on the managerial and professional levels of the CIPS Global Standard. You are required to complete 5 core modules, then choose your own learning pathway by selecting 3 elective modules. This will total to the 60 credits required to achieve this qualification.

Five CORE modules make up 42 of the required credits.

  • Managing Teams and Individuals (L5M1) – 12 Credits
  • Managing Supply and Chain Risk (L5M2) – 6 Credits
  • Managing Contractual Risk (L5M3) – 6 Credits
  • Advanced Contract & Financial Management (L5M4) – 12 Credits
  • Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5) – 6 Credits

Choose three ELECTIVE modules to make up the final 18 required credits

  • Category Management (L5M6) – 6 Credits
  • Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain (L5M7) – 6 Credits
  • Project Management and Change (L5M8) – 6 Credits
  • Operations Management (L5M9) – 6 Credits
  • Logistics Management (L5M10) – 6 Credits
  • Advanced Negotiation (L5M15) – 6 Credits

Please note: This is not an entry level qualification. The highest qualification you can start at is the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Level 6: Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

This qualification takes you all the way on your professional journey to becoming Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS). It is based on the professional level of the CIPS Global Standard, and builds on what you have learned at CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. You are required to complete four core modules then select three elective modules. This will total to the 60 credits required to achieve this qualification.

Four CORE modules make up 42 of the required credits

  • Strategic and Ethical Leadership (L6M1) – 12 Credits
  • Global Commercial Strategy (L6M2) – 12 Credits
  • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (L6M3) – 12 Credits
  • Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession (L6M4) – 6 Credits

Choose three ELECTIVE module to make up the final 18 remaining credits

  • Strategic Programme Leadership (L6M5) – 6 Credits
  • Commercial Data Management (L6M7) – 6 Credits
  • Innovation in Procurement and Supply (L6M8) – 6 Credits
  • Supply Network Design (L6M9) – 6 Credits
  • Global Logistics Strategy (L6M10) – 6 Credits

Please note: This is not an entry level qualification. You are required to complete or have exemptions from Level 4 Diploma and Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 O’Level passes including English and Mathematics
  • Completion of a level or equivalent gives entry to the next higher level

Fees

Number of Subjects Mode of Study Fees
Per Subject Full Time K2,248
Two Subjects Full Time K3,386
Three Subjects Full Time K4,503
Four Subjects Full Time K5,463
Five Subjects Full Time K6,279
Number of Subjects Mode of Study Fees
Per Subject Full Time K2,659
Two Subjects Full Time K4,305
Three Subjects Full Time K5,813
Four Subjects Full Time K7,088
Five Subjects Full Time K8,076

 

 

Number of Subjects Mode of Study Fees
Per Subject Full Time K2,933
Two Subjects Full Time K4,442
Three Subjects Full Time K5,950
Four Subjects Full Time K9,008
Five Subjects Full Time K9,694
Number of Subjects Mode of Study Fees
Per Subject Full Time K3,208
Two Subjects Full Time K5,388
Three Subjects Full Time K7,171
Four Subjects Full Time K9,145
Five Subjects Full Time K10,242
Per Subject Evening K2,858
Two Subjects Evening K4,702
Three Subjects Evening K6,211
Four Subjects Evening K6,828
Five Subjects Evening K7,993
Number of Subjects Mode of Study Fees
Per Subject Online K2,038

Click the following link to view the detailed CIPS fees structure: CIPS Fees Structure

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