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Procurement Diplomas (QCF) – CIPS Accreditation

When is an “accreditation” or “exemption” worth having? NOT when CIPS is involved it seems! Some of you may have seen an advert in the December 2016 edition of “Supply Management” by another Provider suggesting that “MCIPS” can be achieved through a mix of exams and “work based assessment” (WBA). However, CIPS have distanced themselves […]

QCF Procurement Diplomas – Update

The 9 Questions CIPS Will NOT Answer et al It is almost two years since the deadline agreed between CIPS and the Awarding Organisation, Pearson (Edexcel) , for last “registrations” (30th April 2014) for those students who wished to commence an NVQ Level 4 in Supply Chain Management, which together with three years relevant experience, […]

Procurement qualifications

QCF procurement diplomas or exams? Stefan Thresh, Managing Director of Qube Vocational Development Ltd gives an evaluation of the benefits of procurement vocational qualifications compared with traditional academic forms of study… The procurement diplomas are competency based qualifications which require learners not only to prove their knowledge and understanding, but also to demonstrate the application […]

Update on QCF Procurement Diplomas

These “competency based” procurement qualifications are available at QCF Levels 3 to 6 and replace the suite of NVQs (NQF Levels 2 to 5) in Supply Chain Management and provide a significant amount of knowledge, understanding and skills development that underpins occupational competence in the Procurement and Supply Chain Sector. In the table below CIPS’ […]

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