ZCAS announced the introduction of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) programme in July 2012. ZCAS was encouraged to broaden its range of course portfolio by including this prestigious programme as a response to the increasing demand and enquiries for the programme from the market as well as industry. The programme provides a well-rounded approach to business purchasing and supply chain management which is much sought after by both industry and academia.
ZCAS offers CIPS courses twice annually commencing in January/July for the May/November examinations respectively.
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)
Systems Technology (L2M4)
Inventory, Logistics and Expediting (L2M5)
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 Warehousing and Distribution (L3M6)
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 fulfill objectives. It’s 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 Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5) – 6 Credits
Choose three ELECTIVE module 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 MCIPS Chartered. It’s based on the professional level of the CIPS Global Standard, and builds on what you’ve 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.
Course fees include study texts, question banks, supplementary handouts, monthly tests, articles and mock examinations.
WHY STUDY THIS PROGRAMME AT ZCAS?
Qualified and dedicated team of lecturers
State-of-the-art networked computer laboratories
Free internet access with prior booking
Most recently updated course materials
Continuous quality control assessment tests
Excellent teaching facilities
Availability of study rooms in the evenings and at weekends for private study
Campus and off – campus furnished accommodation
Air-conditioned lecture theatres and library
Counselling & Placement
Student administrations office open during lunchtime