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CIPS Level 4 DiplomaProcurement & Supply

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RM505/month interest-free



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RM7,674 RM6,525

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Average completion time12 months


Support period24 months


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Additional feesCIPS annual student membership fee, CIPS exam fees (8 exams)

  • Accelerate your career with the world's largest and most prestigious purchasing organisation
  • Ideal for current or aspiring Buyers, Contract Officers, Logistics Analysts/Planners & similar roles
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Unlimited support from your personal CIPS tutor
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 4000+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

This qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, the world's most prestigious procurement organisation, is the global industry standard.

It demonstrates to employers that you hold yourself to the highest professional standards, that you have the most up-to-date purchasing skills, and that you can apply your expertise across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

You’ll develop advanced negotiation skills, master whole life asset management, and deeply understand the complexities of commercial arrangements and buyer/supplier relationships, bringing internationally recognised best practice to everything you do.

When you study with us, you’ll gain the same CIPS qualification as you would in a classroom, but with all the benefits of flexible online learning:

  • Shape your learning around your job, family and life
  • Get on-demand support from your specialist CIPS tutor online and by phone
  • Learn anywhere, anytime, on your mobile, tablet or laptop

Entry requirements

The course is for anyone who wants to understand negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis, among other things.

However, you'll benefit most if you have some experience in procurement and are looking to take on a junior or middle management role.

You should be either:

  • At least 18 with a minimum of 2 UK A Levels or equivalent, such as a relevant Level 3 Certificate
  • At least 21 with a minimum of two years' work experience in business

The course provides a natural progression from the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate, but it's not essential to have completed this first.

Course content

Your course is fully online and is assessed through 8 in-person exams.

As this course involves in-person exams, you should find out where your nearest CIPS exam centre is before enrolling. You can search exam venues here.

You'll study and be examined on 8 units:

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement & Supply
  • Defining Business Needs
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Whole Life Asset Management
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPS Level 4 course guide.

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  • Get expert help from your personal CIPS tutor whenever you need it
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice

Procurement and Supply FAQs

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIPS provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent reviews.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

There are 5 levels of CIPS qualification.

If you're new to CIPS:

  • You should begin at Level 2 or 3 if you don't have any qualifications or professional experience.
  • You can start at Level 4 if you're 18+ with two UK A Levels (or equivalent), or 21+ with at least two years of business experience.
  • Level 4 is the most advanced course you can begin with.

The Level 2 Certificate is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Administrative Assistant, Contracts Administrator, Stock Controller or Merchandiser. It'll help you understand the key transactional processes of procurement.

The Level 3 Advanced Certificate is perfect if you want to excel as an Administrator, Assistant Buyer, Assistant Contract Officer, Contract Analyst, or Stock/Inventory Controller/Planner. You'll learn to handle key operational procurement tasks.

This course, the Level 4 Diploma, is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Buyer, Contract Officer, Procurement Executive/Specialist, or Supply Chain/Inventory/Logistics Planner or Analyst. You'll learn to advise key stakeholders on the performance of procurement procedures and processes.

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma is your next step after Level 4. It'll help you excel as a Senior Buyer or Contract/Supply Chain Manager, and develop your ability to guide business decisions from a procurement perspective.

The Level 6 Professional Diploma is the final step in your CIPS education. This prestigious qualification will enable you to excel in strategic senior roles such as Head of Commercial, Head of Logistics/Transport, Senior Procurement Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Operations Manager.

It will also allow you upgrade to CIPS Chartered Membership (MCIPS) once you have 3 years' experience managing or teaching procurement.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited support online or by phone
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPS experts
  • E-books and other additional learning resources
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You can check the technical requirements for accessing your e-books here.

Your exams are set by CIPS and you can sit them either online from home, or in person at a CIPS exam centre. You can search exam venues here, or check your meet the technical requirements for remote exams here. You’ll pay a CIPS exam fee for each exam, plus a small additional fee if you’re taking them remotely.

You'll sit 8 exams on this course:

  • Scope and Influence of Procurement & Supply (3 hours)
  • Defining Business Needs (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Commercial Contracting (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Commercial Negotiation (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Supplier Relationships (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Whole Life Asset Management (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice (3 hours)

Get in touch with our CIPS Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

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