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Establish long-term credibility in purchasing and supply.

We will buy quantity if you…
  • Do you want to advance to a higher level in the purchasing and supply sector?

Prospective Careers:

  • Inventory and Store Manager
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Purchasing Manager



Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations. This is the third of 5 steps you can take on the CIPS ladder to success!

As the supply chain becomes more complex, Purchasing and Supply is increasingly being seen as a strategic business discipline. As a result, purchasing and supply professionals - especially well qualified ones - are becoming valuable assets to any company.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is a widely recognised international benchmark of excellence, enhancing standards of professionalism and performance throughout the discipline of purchasing and supply.

Choosing to study with CIPS is a wise decision!


Entry requirements for this course

To join the CIPS family and register for the Diploma, you must have 2 “A” level passes and 5 “O” level passes including English Language and Maths OR the CIPS Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

Bring certified copies of your certificates with you when you come to Speciss College to register as a student!

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student with CIPS. Please contact their office at:

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Easton House
Easton on the Hill
Tel: 00 44 1780 756777
Fax: 00 44 1780 751610
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What you will learn

The 5 subjects you’ll study in the CIPS Diploma syllabus are:

  • Contexts of Procurement and Supply
  • Business Needs in Procurement and Supply
  • Sourcing in Procurement and Supply
  • Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Contracts in Procurement and Supply

You can see the syllabus in detail on the CIPS website. You can find the link on the Resources Menu.

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in May and November each year. You’ll register for the exams with CIPS.

Please talk to Speciss Examinations Officer to find out when exam fees are due.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.

Please note that the Chitepo Campus Business School offers a discount to students who register for more than one subject.


What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.

The list of prescribed and recommended books is available on the CIPS website. We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed texts.


Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, accounting, salesmanship and computer skills.


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