Corporate Award

Business improvement, personal development

Develop your teams’ skills and see learning directly and immediately applied in your workplace. CIPS Corporate Award is a practical, accredited and applied training programme in procurement and supply that is contextualised to your business, offering a professional route to MCIPS (full membership) and Chartered Status.

Each Corporate Award programme is contextualised to address your organisation’s and sector's specific learning needs, enabling you to demonstrate a clear return on investment and measurable cost benefits. Designed for groups of eight to sixteen people, Corporate Award transforms individuals into internal ‘consultants’, using what they learn to drive business improvements, competitive advantage and raise the profile of your in-house expertise.

Subject to the level of interest, we can bring participants together from multiple organisations to run a syndicated programme.


For more information on how CIPS Corporate Award can support the development of your business and your procurement staff, contact us now.

How

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We work closely with you to understand your business improvement objectives and then contextualise and structure your programme to meet your organisations’ and your individual team members’ specific needs and work patterns. 

Each of the three levels of a Corporate Award programme:

provide a pathway for your team to build their professional competence and status.

Programme levels and professional journey

Modules

The core modules within each level of a Corporate Award programme are shown below:

Structure

Athe end of most modules the level of skills and knowledge acquired is assessed through an assignment.
Assessed assignments can be, for example, a related report, discussion paper, project, board paper, journal article or case study
applied to the student’s organisation. The final assessed assignment requires a written submission and, typically, an oral presentation.
At Master Practitioner level the final assessed assignment is a dissertation (business project).

At the end of most modules the level of skills and knowledge acquired is assessed through an assignment.Assessed assignments can be, for example, a related report, discussion paper, project, board paper, journal article or case studyapplied to the student’s organisation. The final assessed assignment requires a written submission and, typically, an oral presentation. At Master Practitioner level the final assessed assignment is a dissertation (business project).

To ensure clear and consistent professional knowledge and capability development, the content of each programme is directly mapped to the CIPS Global Standard and associated job roles.

Training can be delivered in a range of ways to suit your organisation’s work patterns and the location of your staff anywhere in the world. These include e-learning, live webinars and interactive, industry expert-led workshops which sit alongside the practical assignments and live business projects. All e-learning is mapped directly to the Corporate Award modules.

Assessed Assignments

Each assessed assignment is designed to deliver benefit back into the organisation for whom the student works. The final assessed assignment, which needs to demonstrate a real a return on investment to the participant’s organisation, is, at Advanced and Master Practitioner Level, followed by an oral presentation to a panel of senior representatives from their company and a CIPS moderator. The assignments are independently and rigorously assessed by a first and second marker and verified by a CIPS moderator.

Benefits

Value: CIPS Corporate Award delivers proven return on investment through applied, practical projects

Professionalism: Positive changes in performance, attitude and behaviour that greatly benefit organisational reputation are frequent outcomes

Global standard: The programme provides students with a professional, globally recognised pathway from Diploma Membership to MCIPS through to Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status            

Business improvement: Students drive improvements directly back into your organisation through work-based projects and assignments, and develop skills that have the power to deliver competitive advantage 

Talent: Corporate Award unlocks potential, develops expertise and increases talent management opportunities.

Success

Global organisations that have enjoyed the benefits of CIPS Corporate Award include:

 

 ORGANISATIONINDUSTRY SECTORCOUNTRY
ABB Vetco Gray Oil and Gas UK
Abbey National Finance UK
ADNOC  (Abu Dhabi National Oil Companies) Oil and Gas UAE
AIOC Baku Oil and Gas Azerbaijan
Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical UK
AWE Defence UK
BAA (British Airports Authority) Transport UK
Babcock Engineering UK
Barclays Finance UK
BP Angola Oil and Gas Angola
BP Baku Oil and Gas Azerbaijan
BP Egypt Oil and Gas Egypt
BP Iraq Oil and Gas
Iraq
Brighton and Hove City Council Public Sector UK
British Airways Engineering Engineering UK
British Library Education
UK
British Steel Engineering
UK
Britvic Food & Drink
UK
Carphone Warehouse Retail UK
Chevron Oil and Gas
Australia
Citibank Finance
UK
City of Gold Coast Public Sector Australia
Coca Cola Food & Drink
UK
CSC Professional Services UK
CSC/QinetiQ Professional Services and Defence UK
Dana Spicer Europe Manufacturing UK
Department of Works & Pensions (DWP) Public Sector UK
Devon Council Public Sector UK
DHL/NHS Supply Chains Logistics UK
Dounreay Energy UK
Department of Social Security Public Sector UK
Trade Centre/SABB Bank Finance Middle East
DVLA Public Sector UK
EDF Energy Energy UK
EDS IT UK
Emergency Services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) Public Sector UK
Emirates Airlines Transport UAE
ENOC  (Emirates National Oil) Oil and Gas UAE
Equate Petrochemical Kuwait
Esso Oil and Gas UK
First Rand Finance South Africa
Ford Motor Company Automotive UK
GASCO Oil and Gas UAE
GKN Westland Helicopters Defence UK
Guys & St Thomas Hospital Trust Health UK
Honda Automotive UK
ICL Sorbus Petrochemical UK
JCB Manufacturing UK
KAUST Education Saudi Arabia
Knoll Pharma Chemicals Pharmaceuticals UK
KPO Oil and Gas Kazakhstan
Lamprell Engineering UAE
Legal and General Finance UK
Marks and Spencer Retail UK
McLaren Cars Automotive UK
MTS Russia Telecommunications Russia
National Grid Energy UK
National Drilling Corporation Energy Middle East
Network Rail Engineering UK
Norske Skog Manufacturing Norway
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK & Switzerland
Northamptonshire Council Public Sector UK
Nuffield Hospitals Health UK
Panama Canal Authority Public Sector Panama
Perkins Engines Engineering UK
Pharaonic Oil and Gas Egypt
Philips Eindhoven Engineering Germany
Procurement Lincs Public Sector UK
Qantas Airways Airline Australia
Qatar Foundation Education Qatar
QinetiQ Defence UK
Royal Mail Distribution UK
SABIC Manufacturing Middle East
Scottish Power Energy UK
Seagate Technology UK
Sellafield (previously British Nuclear Group) Energy UK
Shell Nigeria Energy UK
Sonongal Oil and Gas Angola
Spirent Telecommunications UK
Surrey County Council Public Sector UK
Tata Steel Manufacturing UK
Transnet Transport and Logistics South Africa
University of Warwick Education UK
United Nations Logistics Base (UNLB) International Development Various
VT Plc Defence UK
Westland Helicopters/ DLO Aerospace and Defence UK
Westminster City Council Public Sector UK
WF Electrical Engineering UK
Wiltshire Council Public Sector UK
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) Public Sector UK

 

To find out more about the costs and benefits of Corporate Award, complete the online form and one of our team will contact you, alternatively, contact us on +44 (0)1780 756777  

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For more information on how CIPS Corporate Award can support the development of your business and your procurement staff, contact us now.