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Sector-Specific Learning

Benefit from a practical, accredited procurement and supply learning programme, with CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award – a chance to develop procurement team skills that have the power to deliver competitive advantage.

Corporate Award programmes provide a practical, assessment-based way of learning and an alternative route to MCIPS for learners who prefer not to study academic qualifications and sit exams. We offer a range of cross-sector, sector-specific, and in-house programmes.

Sector-specific programmes are designed to incorporate industry terminology, practices and unique challenges, driving improvements back into your organisation and providing a measurable return on investment. Syndication with other organisations also results in invaluable knowledge sharing and networking opportunities across supply chains.

For teams of eight or more, we can develop an in-house Corporate Award programme tailored specifically to your organisation.

Corporate Award programmes, they provide a practical, assessment-based way of learning, and an alternative route to MCIPS for learners who prefer not to study academic qualifications and sit exams


Taking individual experience into account, we provide individuals with entry onto the programme on one of three levels - Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner and Master Practitioner.

The study programmes are comprised of several modules. Each module consists of two face-to-face training days or workshops, followed by coursework based on live issues encountered by staff in their day jobs. Learning is brought to life and driven back into the organisation through sector-specific case studies and work-based practical assignments. We also ensure industry-sector terminology and practices are built into each tailored programme to ensure maximum relevance to your organisation.

Successfully completing a Syndicated Corporate Award programme at Practitioner level results in Diploma Membership of CIPS, Advanced Practitioner level results in full membership of CIPS (MCIPS), subject to three years’ experience in a responsible procurement role, and Master Practitioner level results in Chartered Status.

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Relevance: Each programme is designed in consultation with your industry to create specific, appropriate procurement and supply training

Syndication provides knowledge sharing and networking opportunities across industry supply chains

ROI and other measurable cost benefits have been proven outcomes of the applied, practical learning

Business improvement:
Work-based assignments and projects enable students to drive improvements directly back into their organisations

CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award provides a route to professional membership status - MCIPS - the globally recognised standard in procurement and supply

Supports people development in a stimulating, practical and focused way, unlocking potential and boosting expertise

CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award helps bring about positive changes in performance, attitude and behaviour that greatly benefit organisational reputation and effectiveness.


Many organisations are benefiting from undertaking sector-specific Corporate Award programmes. Here are some of the organisations we've worked with.


Sector-Specific Programmes

Aerospace and Defence

To register your interest in the aerospace and defence programme, please contact Cally Gage at cally.gage@cips.org.

UK Central Government

Individual and group bookings for the UK central government programme can be made by contacting debbie.wallbank@cips.org. Courses need a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 18 delegates to run. If any government department feels they have sufficient numbers to run a department-based programme, this can also be facilitated directly by CIPS.

UK Local Government

To register your interest in the local government programme, please contact anita.hicks@cips.org.


To register your interest in the NHS programme, please contact anita.hicks@cips.org.

Energy, Oil and Gas

To register your interest in the energy, oil and gas programmes in Aberdeen and Stavanger, please contact Peter Richardson at peter.richardson@cips.org.


For information about other programmes, please contact us.


For more information on how CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award can adapt procurement learning to your sector and location, contact us.