CIPS Level 4 - Diploma in Procurement & Supply Operations

The CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations is an advanced level qualification that allows you to learn key processes of procurement and supply operations and further helps you grow your career in the sector. Learners Point Academy is a CIPS Level 4 diploma course provider and exam partner accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS.org).

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What is this CIPS Level 4 diploma course all about?

This CIPS diploma course is designed to provide professionals with an opportunity to learn procurement skills necessary for strategic positions. This well-structured CIPS course helps participants understand the core principles, concepts, and practical applications for procuring goods or services in a professional capacity. They also acquire essential knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics, and asset management. Through experiential learning, professionals learn how procurement fits within the rest of the organization and how it can help to shape key future business decisions.

What is this CIPS Level 4 diploma course all about?

This CIPS diploma course is designed to provide professionals with an opportunity to learn procurement skills necessary for strategic positions. This well-structured CIPS course helps participants understand the core principles, concepts, and p...

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Why is getting trained on CIPS Level 4 important?

The CIPS Level 4 certification is the most advanced of the 3 entry-level CIPS qualifications. The CIPS Level 4 training equips professionals with the necessary knowledge required to excel in the workplace. Getting trained on CIPS accelerates one’s career in procurement and supply. A CIPS Level 4 certification in Dubai can open the doors to numerous opportunities.

Why is getting trained on CIPS Level 4 important?

The CIPS Level 4 certification is the most advanced of the 3 entry-level CIPS qualifications. The CIPS Level 4 training equips professionals with the necessary knowledge required to excel in the workplace. Getting trained on CIPS accelerates one&...

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Why do companies hire professionals with CIPS Level 4 certification?

Professionals with a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply are qualified to effectively perform their duties and deliver commercially viable results for the organization. These professionals are up to date, aware of modern technologies, and constantly advancing to keep their organizations at the forefront of the industry. They are preferred by organizations for their increased efficiency in the procurement and supply process, which often results in financial gains.

Why do companies hire professionals with CIPS Level 4 certification?

Professionals with a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply are qualified to effectively perform their duties and deliver commercially viable results for the organization. These professionals are up to date, aware of mo...

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Industry Trends

Procurement and supply management professionals are increasingly being demanded by businesses to deliver growth and improve margins. As a profession, it is starting to get recognition as a major contributor to the overall growth of a company, and hence unlocking great career opportunities for industry professionals. The CIPS Level 4 certification comes with its own set of merits and opportunities. Let us see how.

Market trends Market trends

Procurement is ‘’coming of age’’ in the MENA region and now there is a positive perception from industry leaders of the value procurement can generate. As per the recent salary surveys and qualitative analysis of recruiters looking for procurement professionals, 70% state a marked preference for candidates with CIPS qualifications. The demand for experienced procurement and supply management professionals is reaching its peak levels in the UAE.

Salary Trend Salary Trends

As per the CIPS Procurement Salary Guide 2020, the average annual salary for all procurement and supply professionals with CIPS Level 4 certificates in the MENA region is $40,662 (AED149,350). Compared to 2019, the salaries of procurement professionals rose by 10.3% in the MENA region in 2020. As per a survey conducted by Purchasing Magazine, it was found that professionals with CIPS certification receive 48% more in salary than their non-qualified counterparts.

Demand & Opportunities

The scope of procurement and supply chain is significantly increasing as more and more companies are relying on well-structured purchasing, procurement, and supply chain practices. The CIPS Level 4 diploma gives an assurance of the necessary competency in related roles, thus making these opportunities easier to avail.

A few of the most-sought procurement jobs available in the Dubai region (as observed in popular Dubai job portals) follow:

  1. A Procurement Buyer is responsible for identifying and procuring the goods and services that an organization requires.
  2. A Procurement/Purchasing Executive manages inventories and maintains accurate purchase and pricing records.
  3. A Procurement Specialist is responsible for a myriad of processes including supply chain management, evaluating suppliers, purchase orders, purchasing goods or services, and contract negotiation.
  4. A Contracting Officer issues legal contracts ensuring all requirements of the law, executive orders, regulations, and all other applicable procedures including clearances and approvals.
  5. A Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for assembling data, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support SCM planning and operations.

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the CIPS Level 4 diploma course will help you to:

  • Understand and apply added-value strategies that can be achieved through procurement and supply
  • Analyze the key steps when procuring goods or services in organizations
  • Prepare negotiation strategies while working on commercial agreements 
  • Manage contracts and relationships in Procurement and Supply
  • Understand key performance indicators, specifications, and legal issues while forming contracts
  • Control inventories within the organization

Course Module

A significant proportion of costs are accounted for by the purchases of products and/or services, hence organizations see procurement and supply as a key contributor to their value-added strategies.

Equally, any organization will also be managing the supply of products and/or services to their customers, be they internal or those from other external organizations, consumers, or the general public.

This module is designed using the CIPS Procurement Cycle as its basis. It will provide those who are interested in developing an informed awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the discipline, with an overview of the key stages associated with procurement and supply, and will serve as an introduction for those who are expected to address complex well-defined procurement and supply problems that are non-routine in nature.

The development of a business case and the ability to analyze markets are key if an organization is to successfully source activity from external suppliers. Similarly, a clear definition of specifications for through-life those contracts is crucial to overall business achievement.

This module is designed for those who are expected to analyze, interpret and evaluate information on the different types of markets utilized by procurement and supply. It explores a variety of elements that underpin the development of business cases and specifications and considers the options that should be explored when procurement and supply personnel are involved in defining requirements.

The creation of formalized agreements is a critical part of the success of any organization. Those involved in procurement and supply activity will therefore be called upon to effectively negotiate with stakeholders and/or suppliers and to understand the methods associated with preparing for and carrying out commercial negotiations.

This module is designed for those who are faced with negotiations. It enables the learner to analyze approaches to the negotiation of agreements made with external parties, how to prepare for them and what techniques are available to ensure successful outcomes.

A significant element of the procurement and supply function is based on decisions to source activity from external suppliers. Once agreements have been established the relationship established with the supplier is paramount to overall success. At its highest level outsourcing can take the form of a partnership or joint venture.

This module is designed for those who have responsibility for maintaining and managing relationships with stakeholders and suppliers and for those who may be faced with establishing and developing formal partnerships.

A significant element of the procurement and supply function is based on the contracting process. If they are to be successful, contracts must be clearly defined, be cognisant of legal requirements and contain key clauses and terms.

This module is designed for those working in the procurement and supply field, or those who have responsibility for the development of legally binding contracts with suppliers.

A significant element of procurement and supply activity is based around decisions to internally conduct an activity or to source from an external supplier. Hence, the selection of the correct external suppliers is a vital contributor to overall organizational success.

This module enables personnel with roles in procurement and supply to formulate selection criteria and sourcing strategies to ensure that the organization will make the correct choice of external suppliers. It explains the main options for sourcing and examines the key processes that can be applied to the analysis of potential external suppliers and to ensure the development of ethically and socially responsible sourcing agreements.

Whole life costing takes into account the cost of a product or service over its lifetime, from concept through to disposal including purchase, hire or lease, maintenance, operation, utilities, training, and disposal. It is important for those involved in procurement and supply to consider all elements when making decisions and comparing the costs of buying, renting, or leasing equipment.

In most cases, the purchase costs are a small proportion of operating costs, although there are numerous reasons why organizations elect to hold inventory.

This module is designed for those who will have responsibility for the whole life management of assets and enables learners to analyze the main methods for inventory movement and control and to analyze the concept of whole life cost.

Procurement is the business function that ensures the identification, sourcing, access, and management of external resources that an organization needs or may need to successfully fulfil its strategic objectives. It exists to explore supply market opportunities and to implement resourcing strategies that deliver the best possible supply outcomes to the organization, its stakeholders, and customers.

In today’s volatile global trading environments, it is not enough for procurement and supply professionals to simply know the theory behind their profession; they must also be in a position to confidently and effectively apply that knowledge to the benefit of the whole organization, its stakeholders and customers.

This module is designed to test the practical application of procurement and supply concepts and ideas within the practical environments in which professionals are expected to perform.

Course Module

A significant proportion of costs are accounted for by the purchases of products and/or services, hence organizations see procurement and supply as a key contributor to their value-added strategies.

Equally, any organization will also be managing the supply of products and/or services to their customers, be they internal or those from other external organizations, consumers, or the general public.

This module is designed using the CIPS Procurement Cycle as its basis. It will provide those who are interested in developing an informed awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the discipline, with an overview of the key stages associated with procurement and supply, and will serve as an introduction for those who are expected to address complex well-defined procurement and supply problems that are non-routine in nature.

A significant element of the procurement and supply function is based on the contracting process. If they are to be successful, contracts must be clearly defined, be cognisant of legal requirements and contain key clauses and terms.

This module is designed for those working in the procurement and supply field, or those who have responsibility for the development of legally binding contracts with suppliers.

The development of a business case and the ability to analyze markets are key if an organization is to successfully source activity from external suppliers. Similarly, a clear definition of specifications for through-life those contracts is crucial to overall business achievement.

This module is designed for those who are expected to analyze, interpret and evaluate information on the different types of markets utilized by procurement and supply. It explores a variety of elements that underpin the development of business cases and specifications and considers the options that should be explored when procurement and supply personnel are involved in defining requirements.

A significant element of procurement and supply activity is based around decisions to internally conduct an activity or to source from an external supplier. Hence, the selection of the correct external suppliers is a vital contributor to overall organizational success.

This module enables personnel with roles in procurement and supply to formulate selection criteria and sourcing strategies to ensure that the organization will make the correct choice of external suppliers. It explains the main options for sourcing and examines the key processes that can be applied to the analysis of potential external suppliers and to ensure the development of ethically and socially responsible sourcing agreements.

The creation of formalized agreements is a critical part of the success of any organization. Those involved in procurement and supply activity will therefore be called upon to effectively negotiate with stakeholders and/or suppliers and to understand the methods associated with preparing for and carrying out commercial negotiations.

This module is designed for those who are faced with negotiations. It enables the learner to analyze approaches to the negotiation of agreements made with external parties, how to prepare for them and what techniques are available to ensure successful outcomes.

Whole life costing takes into account the cost of a product or service over its lifetime, from concept through to disposal including purchase, hire or lease, maintenance, operation, utilities, training, and disposal. It is important for those involved in procurement and supply to consider all elements when making decisions and comparing the costs of buying, renting, or leasing equipment.

In most cases, the purchase costs are a small proportion of operating costs, although there are numerous reasons why organizations elect to hold inventory.

This module is designed for those who will have responsibility for the whole life management of assets and enables learners to analyze the main methods for inventory movement and control and to analyze the concept of whole life cost.

A significant element of the procurement and supply function is based on decisions to source activity from external suppliers. Once agreements have been established the relationship established with the supplier is paramount to overall success. At its highest level outsourcing can take the form of a partnership or joint venture.

This module is designed for those who have responsibility for maintaining and managing relationships with stakeholders and suppliers and for those who may be faced with establishing and developing formal partnerships.

Procurement is the business function that ensures the identification, sourcing, access, and management of external resources that an organization needs or may need to successfully fulfil its strategic objectives. It exists to explore supply market opportunities and to implement resourcing strategies that deliver the best possible supply outcomes to the organization, its stakeholders, and customers.

In today’s volatile global trading environments, it is not enough for procurement and supply professionals to simply know the theory behind their profession; they must also be in a position to confidently and effectively apply that knowledge to the benefit of the whole organization, its stakeholders and customers.

This module is designed to test the practical application of procurement and supply concepts and ideas within the practical environments in which professionals are expected to perform.

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We, at Learners Point, take immense pride in our teaching methods and instructors. Our instructors are some of the best experts from their fields and employ a practical approach to learning. Many of them are globally recognised and have a diverse set of experience in their field of expertise. You are always sure to have the best in the industry as your teachers who are ready to guide you at every step and make the experience informative yet enjoyable.  Apart from the focus on learning your chosen course, our instructors also encourage students to develop communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the practical world.

Our cutting edge teaching methods make every program an immersive and productive experience for the learners. Our learning methods are research-driven and are continuously updated to stay relevant to present times as well as the future. You will enjoy practical applications of everything learned through theory and regular mock examinations to help monitor your progress. Our courses are led by an instructor in a classroom setup and we do offer online high-quality sessions as well for individuals. We also monitor the training sessions with a progress tracker to maintain high standards of instruction & ethics.

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Why Count on Learners Point?

Being an accredited provider of the CIPS Level 4 diploma course in Dubai, at Learners Point we help professionals master the necessary skill sets to successfully complete the certification in procurement and supply operation - CIPS Level 4.

Following are the USPs our CIPS Level 4 training course offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our CIPS training courses as per practical requirements.
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while you are in a demanding role.
  • Our bespoke CIPS courses also equip you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment.
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our CIPS Level 4 training program.
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional.

Learners Experience

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the team at Learners Point Academy. Your tutors are just amazing and put effort to make each learning session easy to understand. I still clearly remember how they even stretched the classes even after the scheduled tenures so that the students can understand everything better. I’m sure I wouldn’t have passed the CIPS Level 4 diploma without you, so thank you!"

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the team at Learners Point Academy. Your tutors are just amazing and pu [...]

Sakina Manafova

Procurement Specialist

"I just got my CIPS Level 4 certification and I’m super excited! I want to thank Learners Point Academy for all the help throughout the course. I really liked the way students are being trained here. The trainer was quite patient and never hurried to resolve our queries. I am glad that I chose Learners Point. Looking forward to do my next Level of CIPS certifications under their guidance only. The best part is they’re an approved study and exam center in Dubai. So you don’t need to worry about the exam part."

"I just got my CIPS Level 4 certification and I’m super excited! I want to thank Learners Point Academy for all the h [...]

Laura Wearing

Procurement Engineer

"I joined Learners Point based on my friend's recommendation and now I know why he has recommended this institute. I have learned quiet a lot during my CIPS Level 4 classes and now I am very confident to take up more responsibilities within my present or future organizations. Thank you Learners Point Academy."

"I joined Learners Point based on my friend's recommendation and now I know why he has recommended this institute. I hav [...]

Leila Tannouri

Accountant at BAUER Equipment Gulf FZE

"The CIPS Level 4 training program was absolutely amazing. I liked each and every session conducted by my instructor. He encouraged everyone to ask questions whenever a topic is not clear and patiently answered. Very much recommended!"

"The CIPS Level 4 training program was absolutely amazing. I liked each and every session conducted by my instructor. He [...]

Mohammed Alalawi

Category Manager, Procurement

"My learning experience with Learners Point was totally amazing. I really liked how the CIPS course consultants handle each student. I also admire the trainers (Parvez and Faisal) and their dedication and patience in sharing all their knowledge and techniques for preparing students. Learning there was full of fun and exciting. Keep up the good work and hope you will help more students in the future!"

"My learning experience with Learners Point was totally amazing. I really liked how the CIPS course consultants handle e [...]

Sam Roscoe

Manager, Purchasing

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Frequently Asked Questions

The CIPS certification is a global standard in procurement and supply that is valued in more than 150 countries. This credential offers numerous opportunities for professionals to progress and boost their earning potential in this field. This certification can be very handy for professionals working in the procurement and supply domain.
To enroll in the CIPS Level 4 diploma program, one must have:
1) At least 2 years experience in an operational or managerial role in procurement, purchasing, supply chain, or commercial environment
2) Alternatively, a degree or have successfully completed the CIPS Level 2 & CIPS Level 3 certification in procurement & supply
The CIPS certification can be a fantastic addition to one’s professional quiver in procurement. As per a survey conducted by Purchasing Magazine, it was found that professionals with CIPS certification receive 48% more salary than their non-certified counterparts.
The CIPS exam is a qualifying exam for professionals to attain the CIPS certification. The participants can choose between paper-based or computer-based exams. The exam is challenging, however, one can pass the exam with the right guidance and a well-structured exam preparation plan covering the core modules of the CIPS Level 4 certification.
At Learners Point, if a participant doesn’t wish to proceed with the training after the registration due to any reason, he or she is entitled to a 100% refund. However, the refund will be issued only if we are notified in writing within 2 days from the date of registration. The refund will be processed within 4 weeks from the day of exit.
The CIPS Level 4 certification is a globally recognized qualification that approves of knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics, and asset management. This CIPS training course helps individuals to polish their skills and domain knowledge to attain the CIPS certification.
This CIPS course is suitable for mid to senior-level managers in procurement & supply chain operations, professionals with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience, or those who have completed the CIPS Level 3 certification.
Learners Point is an accredited CIPS Dubai training and exam center. With us, students have the advantage of receiving training, study guides through our regular CIPS Level 4 classes, and write their CIPS exam at our training center. They can book their exam by registering and paying the exam fee online.
The training sessions at Learners Point are interactive, immersive, and intensive hands-on programs. We offer 3 modes of delivery and participants can choose from instructor-led classroom-based group coaching, one-to-one training session, or high-quality live and interactive online sessions as per convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CIPS certification is a global standard in procurement and supply that is valued in more than 150 countries. This credential offers numerous opportunities for professionals to progress and boost their earning potential in this field. This certification can be very handy for professionals working in the procurement and supply domain.
The CIPS Level 4 certification is a globally recognized qualification that approves of knowledge and practical skills in contracting, negotiation, supplier relationships, ethics, and asset management. This CIPS training course helps individuals to polish their skills and domain knowledge to attain the CIPS certification.
To enroll in the CIPS Level 4 diploma program, one must have:
1) At least 2 years experience in an operational or managerial role in procurement, purchasing, supply chain, or commercial environment
2) Alternatively, a degree or have successfully completed the CIPS Level 2 & CIPS Level 3 certification in procurement & supply
This CIPS course is suitable for mid to senior-level managers in procurement & supply chain operations, professionals with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience, or those who have completed the CIPS Level 3 certification.
The CIPS certification can be a fantastic addition to one’s professional quiver in procurement. As per a survey conducted by Purchasing Magazine, it was found that professionals with CIPS certification receive 48% more salary than their non-certified counterparts.
Learners Point is an accredited CIPS Dubai training and exam center. With us, students have the advantage of receiving training, study guides through our regular CIPS Level 4 classes, and write their CIPS exam at our training center. They can book their exam by registering and paying the exam fee online.
The CIPS exam is a qualifying exam for professionals to attain the CIPS certification. The participants can choose between paper-based or computer-based exams. The exam is challenging, however, one can pass the exam with the right guidance and a well-structured exam preparation plan covering the core modules of the CIPS Level 4 certification.
The training sessions at Learners Point are interactive, immersive, and intensive hands-on programs. We offer 3 modes of delivery and participants can choose from instructor-led classroom-based group coaching, one-to-one training session, or high-quality live and interactive online sessions as per convenience.
At Learners Point, if a participant doesn’t wish to proceed with the training after the registration due to any reason, he or she is entitled to a 100% refund. However, the refund will be issued only if we are notified in writing within 2 days from the date of registration. The refund will be processed within 4 weeks from the day of exit.
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