CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Power up your career with the right skills from the start

If you’re a more experienced person, with over two years of relevant experience in a business environment, our Level 4 Diploma will be for you. Based on the Operational and Managerial levels of our Global Standard, you’ll develop the technical skills, knowledge and competencies employers are looking for. Based at the same level as a first year of an undergraduate degree course, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

The syllabus

The qualification is worth 60 credits and you’ll need to pass each exam to achieve the award.

What are credits?
Credits are a way of quantifying the number of study hours you’ll need to complete the qualification. For each credit you should plan to dedicate 10 hours of study time. E.G for a 6 credit module you should plan for 60 hours studying and taking the exam.

Eight core modules make up the required 60 credits.

  • CORE Level 4 Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (L4M1) 12 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Defining Business Need (L4M2) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Commercial Contracting (L4M3) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (L4M4) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Commercial Negotiation (L4M5) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Supplier Relationships (L4M6) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Whole Life Asset Management (L4M7) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 4 Procurement and Supply in Practice (L4M8) 12 credits