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The CIPS Award for School Business Professionals (C1)

This award is a procurement and supply learning programme based on CIPS Global Standard and adapted for the education sector. It has been designed to incorporate terminology, practices and unique challenges specific to school business professionals.

The successful completion of the programme results in Diploma membership of CIPS.

This programme is underpinned by the ISBL Professional Standards and is recognised by the Department for Education.


What will you study?

You will study the following five modules:

  • Module 1 – Driving Value through procurement and supply
  • Module 2 – Managing Expenditures with Suppliers
  • Module 3 – Developing Contracts in procurement and supply
  • Module 4 – Sourcing Essentials in procurement and supply
  • Module 5 – Effective Negotiation


How long is the programme?

12 months, with an average of 100 hours of self-study required.


How is the programme delivered?

It is delivered online, using interactive webinars and learning sessions, practical assessed assignments and remote tutor support.

The programme starts with an introductory webinar and each module starts with a day of online sessions.

The programme will be delivered via the CIPS virtual classroom using the market leading Adobe Connect platform supported by a wide range of digital content.






Delivered by CIPS subject matter experts


Member rate: £2,999 + VAT

Non member rate: £3,540 +VAT

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