CIPS Courses in Leicester

CIPS courses in Leicester at South Leicestershire College are perfect for those working in the purchasing industry who would like to certify their skills with a procurement qualification, our courses cover the streamlined processes for purchasing, procurement and supply chain management.

Who are these CIPS courses aimed at?

  • Those already working in Procurement and Supply
  • Those looking to re-train and discover a new career

Did you know? Many people aren’t 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 (CIPS.org).

The benefits of CIPS courses

  • Industry recognised qualifications that will mark you out as at the top of your game, significantly enhancing your career and earning prospects
  • Flexible learning: units can be studied in any order and on a roll-on roll-off basis
  • Central, easy to access location
  • Qualifications available across a wide range of sectors
  • Evening classes to fit around office hours

CIPS Courses in Leicester

We offer the Level 4 Diploma CIPS courses, Level 5 Advanced Diploma and the Level 6 Professional Diploma. Each CIPS qualification has five units which can be studied in any order and on a roll-on, roll-off basis.

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Level 4

Contexts of procurement and supply: on completion of this unit, you will be able to offer advice and guidance to main stakeholders on the application of the sourcing process and understand supply chains which organisations operate in. Click here to discover more.
On completion of this unit, you will understand practices that help achieve value for money solutions in procurement. This unit explores a variety of elements that underpin the development of criteria. It also considers the options that should be explored when procurement and supply personnel are involved in defining requirements. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply a set of appropriate tools and techniques that can assess sourcing options available to organisations when procuring goods, services or works from external suppliers. This unit identifies sound approaches to sourcing activities that assess the commercial and technical capabilities of organisations to help achieve the right choice of supplier. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to identify approaches to achieve negotiated agreements with external organisations and recognise the use of legal terms that should regulate commercial agreements. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, recognising the need for a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues. The unit concentrates on approaches to contract and supplier relationship management involving stakeholders in these processes. Personnel involved in creating contracts and relationships with external organisations need to ensure outcomes that achieve organisational requirements including costs, quality, risk management and timing. Click here to find out more.

CIPS Advanced Diploma Procurement and Supply Level 5

On completion of this unit, you will understand different approaches to the management of individuals and groups or teams within organisations. In order to develop expertise in developing and fulfilling organisational and functional objectives in procurement and supply, it is essential that candidates gain a wider appreciation of theories and techniques that relate to managing people involved with the procurement and supply function. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to appraise a variety of tools and techniques to A) Establish the level of risk in supply chains B) Recommend ways of avoiding, mitigating or managing those risks. This unit is designed to enable candidates to undertake risk analysis and apply a range of appropriate risk management tools and techniques in supply chains. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to assess a range of processes that help achieve improvements in business performance through its supply chain. This unit is designed to help candidates understand a range of techniques to improve the competitiveness of organisations in supply chains. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to develop plans to improve competitiveness by the application of systematic approaches to the management of both direct and indirect organisational expenditures. This unit focuses on differing approaches or methodologies for strategic sourcing and category management, demonstrating the role of the procurement and supply chain specialist in leading these approaches. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to explain plans, designs, processes or systems for the improved control or improvement of operations. This unit is designed to enable those involved in procurement and supply to appraise the main techniques that improve organisations' operations. Operations management refers to the process of converting input resources into the outputs of products or services that occur across a wide range of sectors such as in manufacturing, construction, retail, services and public sectors. Click here to find out more.

CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply Level 6

On completion of this unit, you will be able to critically appraise influencing, leadership skills and behaviours, to help achieve commitment from across the organisation including senior management, as well as customers and suppliers. This unit emphasises the leadership skills and behaviours required for the achievement of the objectives and improvements sought by effective procurement and supply chain management. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to critically appraise the development of strategies at business and corporate levels in organisations and how these strategies impact on supply chains. This unit focuses on the development; configuration and implementation of strategy to help supply chain personnel achieve competitive advantage. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to critically appraise strategies that can be adopted in the supply chain. This unit focuses on the development, configuration and roll out of strategy to help personnel appraise how strategy can be used to help achieve competitive advantage through improved supply chain management. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, the learner will be able to understand the impact of globalisation on supply chains. In addition the learner will have an appreciation of the financial aspects that impact on supply chains such as project finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial measures of organisations, corporate governance, legal issues such as competition law and workforce issues that impact on organisations. Click here to find out more.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to evaluate critical aspects of the development, financing, implementation and delivery of major programmes and projects. Click here to find out more.

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If you would like further information regarding CIPS courses in Leicester at South Leicestershire College, please contact us today to find out more and to apply:

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