Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Diploma

City of Glasgow College


Off campus


This qualification is the essential toolkit for anyone planning a career in procurement and supply. Developed and written using the Procurement and Supply cycle as it’s focus, it is at the same level as the first year of an undergraduate degree course. It’s suitable for those in operational roles or those managing or supervising the procurement and supply function who want to develop their career and work towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

You'll learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organisation, and you'll be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace. Learn how to apply a practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems. On completion, you will be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession.

You'll also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.

Entry Requirements

You should have completed a CIPS Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply.

Alternatively, you should have two years’ experience in a business environment or two A levels or two Highers or international equivalent.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (evening)

Course Length

37 weeks


Business and Procurement

SCQF Level