MCIPS stands for Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. This is an extremely highly regarded qualification, and one of the most prestigious a procurement professional can achieve. By becoming a full qualified member of CIPS, you will also be able to use ‘MCIPS’ after your name.
At DLC Training (DLC), we provide a range of CIPS courses which can help you to work towards MCIPS status. To find out more about how these courses could help further your career, read on below.
The Benefits of MCIPS
MCIPS status is the gold standard of excellence for purchasing and procurement professionals all over the world. It is also highly sought after by employers. Achieving MCIPS status supports your experience and qualifications, giving you an official mark of recognition from a leading professional body.
If you’re hoping to progress to a managerial or senior professional role, you’ll find that employers expect all applicants to be MCIPS qualified – or, at the very least, working towards an MCIPS qualification. To progress to the very top of your field, in roles such as procurement director or head of procurement, achieving MCIPS status is absolutely essential.
More than just a qualification, an MCIPS accreditation will equip you with real-life, applicable skills that serve to enhance not just your CV, but your day-to-day working life. Becoming recognised as a member of CIPS will give your professional reputation a boost. It will drive your career forward by giving you the opportunity to work with the world’s leading organisations. So you can be sure you will benefit from better job opportunities and an increased salary.
In fact, achieving an MCIPS qualification will deliver a significant salary boost, with the average salary of an MCIPS qualified procurement professional superseding the average for those who are not MCIPS qualified by more than £9,500. Unlike other procurement qualifications, MCIPS provides many career benefits, and you will start to see the impact almost straight away.
To find out more about how MCIPS could benefit you, get in touch with our friendly Course Advisors to talk things through in more detail.
How to Achieve MCIPS Status
In order to achieve this status, you will need to prove yourself in terms of both qualifications and on-the-job experience.
At DLC Training, we provide accredited CIPS courses to help you achieve the qualifications you’ll need, as follows:
- CIPS Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Procurement and Supply
- CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
- CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
If you aren’t yet ready to work towards the Level 4 qualification, don’t worry. Here at DLC, we are dedicated to supporting every step of your career, so we also offer a Level 2 Certificate and a Level 3 Advanced Certificate to help you get to where you need to be.
Alongside these qualifications, you will also need at least three years of high-level experience in the procurement profession. When you have all the qualifications and experience, you can apply to CIPS to upgrade your membership to MCIPS level.
Working Towards MCIPS with DLC Training
Becoming an official member of CIPS will help to accelerate your career in procurement, delivering clear benefits to your employability and performance right from the start of your studies.
At DLC Training, we offer a path to MCIPS qualification which can be completed within 3-6 years. The duration will depend on your current level of experience and the amount of time you have available to study.
Our unique distance learning approach is highly flexible, so you can easily shape it around your work and home life, studying whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. CIPS qualifications are practical and are designed to complement your day-to-day work. This means you’ll be able to constantly improve your performance, knowledge and skills whilst you learn.
When you study with DLC, you will receive unlimited support and guidance for the duration of your course. You’ll have an expert personal tutor and a dedicated study support advisor to assist you every step of the way. We’re proud of our 98% success rate and are confident in securing your future.
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Studying the MCIPS programme with DLC Training will turbo-charge your career in procurement, delivering clear benefits to your employability and working performance right from the start of your studies.
For personalised guidance on what you should do to achieve MCIPS status, give us a call at 0800 0126 770 , and our friendly experts will be happy to help.