CIPS Level 6

Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of departments, the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is targeted at building strategic direction and advice, in areas such as change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

Study Formats Available

Classroom Courses

20 x 3 hour sessions per year
Study remotely or in physical locations with scheduled group tuition and engage with other students. 

Personal Tutoring

28 x 1 hour sessions with your own personal tutor.
Set the times of your Zoom tutorials to suit your schedule (including evenings and weekends).

Upcoming CIPS Level 6 Classrooms

  • Online | Monday 17.30 to 20:30 - Starts 25th March
  • Warrington/Online | Tuesday 13:30 to 16:30 - Starts 26th March 

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Who Should Consider CIPS Level 6?

Head of Sourcing
Procurement Director
Supply Chain Director
Commercial Director
Chief Procurement Officer
Head of Procurement

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Courses Modules

Core Modules
  • 1

    L6M1: Strategic Ethical Leadership

    Critically evaluate leadership skills and behaviours required to achieve organisational and stakeholder commitment to strategic improvements and change. Appreciate ethical practices, standards and regulations that impact on the procurement and supply function.

  • 2

    L6M2: Global Commercial Strategy

    Evaluate the concept of commercial global strategy and assess the challenges and main elements associated with the formulation and implementation of a commercial strategy and understand the impact of finance on strategic decision making.

  • 3

    L6M3: Global Strategic Supply Chain Management

    Evaluate the influence of strategic supply chain management and assess the methods which are available to measure, improve and optimise supply chain performance.

  • 4

    L6M4: Future Strategic Challenges

    Evaluate changing needs and requirements for procurement and supply and assess future challenges faced by the profession.

Elective Modules
  • 5

    L6M5: Strategic Programme Leadership

    Assess contracting requirements and approaches to the leadership of major strategic programmes, and evaluate the role that organisational culture has to play on achieving overall success. 

  • 7

    L6M7: Commercial Data Management

    Assess the concept of big data and evaluate the impact of data integrity and cyber security on the procurement and supply function. 

  • 8

    L6M8: Innovation in Procurement & Supply

    Evaluate techniques for supplier development and innovation in procurement and supply and appraise the environmental factors which should be considered when applying such methods.

  • 9

    L6M9: Supply Network Design

    Evaluate the strategic nature, influence and contribution of supply network design and operations to overall business strategy and assess the strategic value of resource planning and control.

  • 10

    L6M10: Global Logistics Strategy

    Assess the strategic logistical implications of globalisation and evaluate global governance of the supply chain and the concept of reverse logistics. 

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Entry Requirements

Participants will need to have completed the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

CIPS Level 6 Examinations

All assessments are computer based. Assessment is by 3 x 3 hour written examinations, 1 x 1.5 hour case study exam and 3 x multiple choice exams. Please note that students taking our Personal Tutoring course will be required to book their exams directly with CIPS.

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Building on the knowledge and skills learned at CIPS Level 5, students will have learned how to demonstrate strategic knowledge and leadership skills and find solutions to complex problems. Students will have developed transferable workplace skills such as excellent communication and the ability to work in and lead a team. Participants will have gained an understanding of different perspectives and theories and will have learned how to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate complex information, concepts and ideas.

For our Level 6 Personal Tutoring course, students can start at any time. There is no deadline to enrol. For our Classroom courses, please contact us for more information on entry points and availability.

Yes. All study material is included in our course fees. Study resources consist of CIPS module textbooks, lecture slides, case studies and mock exam questions.

CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply can be completed within 6 to 12 months.