Yes, otherwise you cannot register for the examinations and work towards MCIPS status. CIPS Student Membership is approx. £180 for the first year and includes a host of benefits. You can learn more about CIPS membership benefits on the CIPS website http://www.cips.org/en-GB/membership/Why-Join-CIPS/
You will need to apply for CIPS Student Membership at least 10 working days prior to the assessment entry deadline.
As a CIPS member you would expectÂ that the qualifications you achieve are internationally recognised leading to increased earnings, and that you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals offering career improvement.
Full details on the benefits of CIPS membership can be foundÂ here.
Yes, but first you must complete CIPS Levels 4, 5 and 6 and have 3 years relevant work
We have CIPS exam centres in PrestonÂ and Manchester, or alternatively you canÂ sit at one of the CIPS regional exam centres. You can search for CIPS exam centres at www.cips.org.
No, we offer rolling enrolment so you can start at anytime. Each CIPS unit has been designed as a stand-alone unit so they do not need to be sat in order. We offer blended and flexible learning solutions so contact us with your requirements and we will work with you to establish training timetable that suits you.
Choosing to complete all units means that you will get a degree level qualification
that has become the industry standard for purchasing professionals. The knowledge
and experience that you will gain will enable you to add value to your organisation
and improve your career prospects. Stimulating knowledge and awareness
increases ideas and opportunities!
No! All sectors and all organisations can benefit from investing in CIPS training. It isÂ not just about saving money, but about adding value, increasing competitiveness andÂ improving service.
Whatever your corporate goals, you are sure to find that CIPSÂ training will help in achieving them.
No, although until you have completed the whole level you will not get a certificate.
You can re-sit at the next available exam series. Our tutors will be available to offer
Yes â€“ depending on your prior learning or experience. You can apply for exemptions for up to three units per level.
Full information is availableÂ on the CIPS website. The final decision is made by CIPS.
COVID-19 FAQs by learners
A furloughed Apprentice can take part in volunteer work or training, as long as it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of an organisation. Apprentices are required to complete online training courses whilst they are furloughed and will be paid at least the NLW/NMW for the time spent training, even if this is more than the 80% of their wage that will be subsidised. The Company has agreed to make this payment to you if you are affected and we will contact you to provide an update if you are in this pool of Apprentices.
As long as you are not contributing to profit/turnover and have access to learning/learning platform.
As long as they have access to their E-portfolio, their study guides and our Virtual Classroom learners will not be limited. (All learners should have received an invite to the Virtual Classroom – if you haven’t please contact us).
There is no natural pause, as soon as they finish one module a new one is issued and started. All Apprentices should be actively learning throughout their ‘practical period’ until they get to the EPA Gateway. At this point, they start their project.