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CIPS level 4 Diploma in procurement and supply A valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function.  It focusses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management, and data analysis.


CIPS Level 4 Diploma addresses planning and forecasting for future demand, forward planning for contract development, negotiating volumes, margins and standards, creating and controlling specifications, and contract management. It also covers the supply market and chain, negotiating with suppliers, conflict resolution and performance review.

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Exam formats  There will be two different types of exam answers across each of our diploma level qualifications. They are known as Objective Response (OR) and Constructed Response (CR)

Exam pass marks and grades

For Objective Response exams the pass mark is 70%.

For Constructed Response exams are graded:

  • 50% Pass
  • 60% Merit
  • 75% Distinction


  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma is the highest entry point to CIPS qualifications and requires a minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent)
  • CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification (recommended).
  • Alternatively, you need a minimum of two years’ experience in a business environment.

Typical job titles:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement / purchasing executive
  • Procurement specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner