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.
CIPS has a global network of over 200,000 members in over 150 countries. CIPS is the leading worldwide professional body and as a result, serves best practice procurement methods to supply chain professionals.
Currently work in procurement and supply? Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world.
Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of courses. Studying CIPS enables those 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:
How will studying CIPS benefit my employer?
CIPS can accelerate the performance of your procurement and supply function in many ways. Consequentially, each one of our courses have been designed with our student’s professional development in mind. Our courses 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.