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CIPS by Distance Learning

An approved CIPS study centre we offer the CIPS ladder of qualifications to students across the UK and Internationally enabling learners to work towards and achieve MCIPS.

You can study via distance learning on any of our CIPS Programmes from anywhere in the world using our bespoke e-learning system. We provide a; 

  • Fully supported and interactive programme
  • CIPS course books
  • Oline support materials
  • Online assignments/past papers and feedback
  • Unlimited tutor support. 
  • Flexible exam plan with up to 18 month support

For learners who prefer an element of classroom teaching we also offer a Modular Programme based in Newcastle upon Tyne, click here for more information.

On completion of CIPS Level 4, 5 and 6 with 3 yrs' experience in a responsible procurement position you can apply for MCIPS.

There is no entry criteria to commence on the certificate and advanced certificate levels. Below is an overview of the entry criteria for each of the CIPS Diploma qualifications, level 4 to 6.

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS Level 4)

Many students commence studying at this point on the CIPS ladder of qualifications, the entry criteria is:

  • Students without prior learning - a minimum of 2 years experience in a business environment
  • Students with prior learning - at least 2 A-levels (or international equivalent) or a Level 3 qualification.

This level can currently be studied via distance learning and via our modular programme based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS Level 5)

Students enter this level on completion of all units on the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply unless exemptions from prior learning have been agreed with CIPS and authorisation given to commence at level 5.

This level can currently be studied via distance learning and via our modular programme based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS Level 6)

Students enter this level on completion of all units on the CIPS Diploma and CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply unless exemptions from prior learning have been agreed with CIPS and authorisation given to commence at level 6. Full membership of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing (MCIPS) can be applied for on completion of this qualification with 3 years experience.

This level can currently be studied via distance learning.