CIPS Level 6

Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply

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CIPS Level 6 Course Overview

Targeted at building strategic procurement competence this CIPS Level 6 course gives managers the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice in terms of change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

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CIPS Level 6 Information

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply consists of 4 core units and 3 optional units – 5 units must be completed in total.

• L6M1 Strategic Ethical Leadership
• L6M2 Global Commercial Strategy
• L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management
• L6M4 Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession

Optional Units:

• L6M5 Strategic Programme Leadership
• L6M7 Commercial Data Management
• L6M8 Innovation in Procurement and Supply
• L6M9 Supply Network Design
• L6M10 Global Logistics Strategy

This qualification is aimed at individuals who have obtained the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification and wish to progress. On completion of the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply students can then apply for CIPS member’s status (MCIPS).

Bachelors(honours)degree. NVQ Level 6 (UK)
SAQA NQF level 8 (SA), NZQA level 7 (NZ)
AQF Vocational graduate certificate/ Graduate diploma (VET/AUS)
TQF level 6 (TEVETA)

Successful completion of CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply, OR CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

This course is designed to give the strategic acumen to:

• Align functional, organisational and supply chain strategies
• Devise and implement change management
• Develop leadership skills
• Manage stakeholders
• Develop the procurement function, teams and relationship management
• Project and financial management

For full details of all the learning objectives please email info@srscc.co.uk  for the level content guide

Each 12 credit unit is assessed through a 3-hour computer based exam consisting of essay style questions. Each 6 credit unit is assessed through a 1.5-hour computer based exam consisting of drag and drop, multiple choice and drop down list style questions.

Available Learning Options

Classroom

Face to face across the 9 study centres

In-house

Delivered at organisation (minimum numbers apply)

Virtual Classroom

Live video link direct to classroom

Virtual Learning Environment

Interactive learning environment with pre-recorded videos, course material, mock test etc.

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CIPS Level 6 FAQs

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is for those who want to specialise in a specific occupation, area, or technical role. It is the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, which is recognised worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners.

You will need to have achieved CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply before taking part in the Level 6 course.

This qualification supports those working at or aspiring to the Professional Level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply. It’s designed for experienced members of the profession who want to lead procurement teams within an organisation and influence the board to adopt leading procurement strategies and establish best practices.

The core modules are:

  • L6M1 Strategic Ethical Leadership
  • L6M2 Global Commercial Strategy
  • L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • L6M4 Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession

And the elective modules are as follows, 3 of which must be completed for the full grade

  • L6M5 Strategic Programme Leadership
  • L6M7 Commercial Data Management
  • L6M8 Innovation in Procurement and Supply
  • L6M9 Supply Network Design
  • L6M10 Global Logistics Strategy

Each of our CIPS courses entails structured learning and additional support for those who need it. Our mentors will provide you with the best guidance and support as well as many resources that are available to aid your learning.

The CIPS Level 6 Procurement and Supply qualification isn’t industry-specific. We see individuals from all different sectors such as the automotive industry to food manufacturing and everything in-between.

Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and supply– This qualification is aimed at individuals who have obtained the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification and wish to develop their career into Procurement and Supply Leadership. On completion of the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply students can then apply for CIPS member’s status (MCIPS). Typical jobs roles at this level:

  • Procurement Lead/Director
  • Senior Category Manager/Lead
  • Supply Chain Director/Lead
  • Heads of Procurement
  • Strategic Procurement Managers
  • Senior Buyers

No. Here at SRSCC, we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our learners and mentors by adopting the use of Virtual Classrooms, allowing students to watch live lessons and ask questions as though they were in a normal classroom. We can also offer remote examinations at an additional cost.

The expected overall completion time is 600 hours which is the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required. Approx 12 months.

Learning Materials are provided on all aspects of our courses, whether it be Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Video Learning Environment.

Chartered Professional Status is an opportunity to demonstrate that you practice procurement and supply to a globally recognised, current, ethical and professional standard.

The requirements to be awarded CIPS Chartered Status are:

  • Your MCIPS or FCIPS membership is current
  • You have an up to date CPD record and can confirm that you have completed 30 hours CPD in the last 12 months, it can be recorded in either your CIPS CPD account or other formats.
  • You hold a current CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate, you can access the E-Learning and test for this from the MyCPD tab in your MyCIPS

Once evidencing the above requirements; to download your e-certificate go to your “MyCIPS” area and click on “My Certificates”.  Here you are able to view and print the e-certificate.  Please note the e-certificate will appear 24 hours after completion of the Ethics Test and providing all requirements above are in place.

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Lucy Eckersley

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After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
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Tom Himsworth

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Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
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Estelle Marsden

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Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

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Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

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Declan recently graduated University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing achieving a 2:1 and was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test.

He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.