What if you already have relevant qualifications or experience?

You may be entitled to some unit exemptions if you already have a relevant degree or qualification. Exemptions are designed to make sure that you do not repeat learning that has already been undertaken and recognised.
What if you have no relevant qualifications but lots of experience?
If you do not have relevant procurement and supply management qualifications but have been a buyer for around two years or more, with a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification, you are eligible to start from CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply. This is our highest level entry point into the qualifications ladder.

No previous qualifications?

You can start to study with CIPS if you have no previous professional qualifications or experience; our Certificate and Advanced Certificate are available to all.
CIPS Qualifications are internationally recogised, you can view the table which shows how these align with international qualifications in some countries.
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