CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations

SR Supply Chain Consultants
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1 year
Part time
Professional Training
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Course description

CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations

The Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations training course at Level 4 is designed to help delegates gain advanced knowledge and best practice skills in Procurement & Supply.

SR Supply Chain Consultants are a training institute and a Centre of Merit accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which have been contributing to the development of people in the industry for almost a decade. By completing the CIPS Level 4 training course, delegates will develop an in-depth knowledge of:

  • Planning and Negotiating
  • Negotiation theories, tools, tactics and approaches
  • Legal aspects in relation to contracting process
  • Remedies for breaches of contracts
  • Implementing a well-structured approach to organisational, functional and individual performance measurements
  • Accounting techniques and ratios to measure suppliers performance
  • Identifying supply chain problems and propose solutions
  • Applying a range of techniques for supplier selections and assessment
  • Recognising good practice procurement processes and consider how they can be adapted and transferred to other contexts
  • Evaluating centralised vs. decentralised purchasing structures

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Level 4 Diploma is suitable for buyers who are looking to progress into Management, and those with previous qualifications and experience. (A level / 1st year degree equivalent).

Course pre-requisites: Successful completion of CIPS Level 3 Certificate or relevant work experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this training course, candidates will receive the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations, equivalent to a First year degree, HNC or NVQ Level 4.

Training Course Content

The qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply 
  • Defining Business Needs
  • Whole Life Asset Management 
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing 
  • Supplier Relationships 
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice 


Different pricing schemes are available for the online, intensive and in-house training options. Contact Supply Chain Consultants for a price quote and details of how this course can be customised to your organisation.

About provider

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd - Developing the People Behind Procurement & Supply

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd have been delivering procurement  training for a number of years, specialising in the delivery of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualification, and the Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship. SR Supply Chain Consultants...

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SR Supply Chain Consultants

Suite 8 Business First Centre Millennium Road
PR2 5BL Preston

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Based on 9 reviews.

The support from SRSCC was great leading upto the exam.
Laura, Manager, NHS Mental Health Services
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at SR Supply Chain, your tutors are all really helpful and helped to make each learning outcome easy to understand and apply to every day work and real life situations. I still clearly remember some of the examples mentioned in lessons from over a year ago. I’m sure I wouldn’t have...
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Jade is a top tutor - I actually really enjoy coming to class and I feel as though its improving my skills and knowledge to take back and improve my day to day activities in the workplace. I have just come out of a BA (Hons) Business Degree at a local university, and I have to say the tutors, set up, facilities, course content far exceeds that o...
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