Tuition From
£1150 (Plus Vat )

CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma

Is it right for me?

The CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. To qualify for the course you will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply or the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (2006 Syllabus). This is the final level of the CIPS ladder of qualifications if you are aiming to achieve full membership of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

What will I learn?

The course focuses on building strategic procurement competence, giving you the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice, in relation to change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

See the detailed content for each of the five units of the course by downloading the syllabus.

Study Options

  • Study at your own pace with our full distance learning programme
  • Study with a group by attending our weekly or weekend face to face or virtual classes

Study Options

  • Study at your own pace with our full distance learning programme
  • Study with a group by attending our weekly or weekend face to face or virtual classes

Course timetable for 2022/2023

Weekday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm | Weekday afternoons 12.30 – 2.30

Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L6M1 Strategic Ethical Leadership12.09.2214.11.22w/c 21.11.22
L6M5 Strategic Programme Leadership28.11.2216.01.23w/c 13.03.23
L6M8 Innovation in Procurement and Supply28.11.2216.01.23w/c 13.03.23
L6M2 Global Commercial Strategy20.01.2313.03.23w/c 20.03.23
L6M9 Supply Network Design27.03.2301.05.23w/c 08.05.23
L6M4 Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession27.03.2308.05.23w/c 15.05.23
L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management22.05.2310.07.23w/c 17.07.23

Because the course is modular clients can start in September, November, February , March and May. It generally takes a year (40 weeks with breaks!) to complete the course. It is perfectly possible to take more than one exam at a time and finish earlier.

Pass rates 2021/2022

  L6M1 L6M2 L6M3 L6M4 L6M5 L6M6 L6M7 L6M8 L6M9
CIPS Overall qualification level pass rate Professional Diploma: 72%
CBS pass rate 100% 87% 100% 95% 94%     100% 90%

“Very good indeed. Liked the way of presenting things and getting me to think. “

Dave Hook, Assistant Category Manager, Meredith Systems

“Having been with Central Business School for 3 years and just finishing my MCIPS. I have no hesitation in saying the quality of service provided is first class. They have talented, hardworking and genuinely caring tutors who are entirely flexible and very able at all the varied teaching levels they cover. “

Grace P

“David’s style exudes energy and optimism, yet his feet are planted firmly in reality. He quickly created an atmosphere of trust and made the participants feel comfortable. The responses from the participants were very favourable. He received an average score of 4.7 of a possible 5 on the evaluations”

Colin Bellamy, CEO, EMTC

“So impressed with studying my first CIPS module with CBS. Excellent materials, brilliant teaching – not to mention jelly beans to keep your sugar levels up. Perfect! “

Stephanie V

“This course didn’t just explain techniques, it showed you where, when and how to apply them“

Holly Gresham, Procurement Manager, THS

“Central Business School - Polite, friendly, knowledgeable, passionate - and way beyond competent“

Luke S

Contact us

Central Business School
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01908 698 849

Milton Keynes Business Centre,
Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood,
MK14 6GD

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