Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

What is CIPS?

Established in 1932, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is an organisation that promotes best practice throughout the international supply chain and procurement profession.

With a global network of over 200,000 members in over 150 countries, CIPS is the leading worldwide professional body serving best practice procurement methods to supply chain professionals. Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply.

Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of courses which enable people working in Procurement to gain globally recognised professional credentials. As an accredited CIPS Centre of Excellence, Aspire offers CIPS qualifications and other bespoke commercial courses to enable organisations to enhance their skills and knowledge of their Procurement functions both locally and globally.

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Why study CIPS?

As an internationally recognised qualification, studying CIPS will enable you to:

Learn globally accepted best practice techniques
Adopt methods that will add significant value to your business
Expand your horizons within the procurement industry

How will studying CIPS benefit my employer?

CIPS can accelerate the performance of your procurement and supply function in many ways. Each one of our courses have been designed with our student’s professional development in mind and are packed with practical units which will equip you with a range of knowledge and tools to apply in your workplace.

What would I have learned?

Candidates will have gained an extensive understanding of facts, procedures and ideas related to procurement and supply, learning how to make procurement and supply happen within an organisation. CIPS teaches students techniques that can achieve added value and contribute to their organisation’s success. CIPS covers key areas such as commercial contracts, supplier relationships and negotiation skills… just to name a few!

Who should study CIPS?

It’s never too late to start learning. Whether you are new to the industry or have worked in procurement and supply for years, there will be a qualification suited to your experience. There are five levels of CIPS accreditations, click here to find out more.


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