CIPS 2019/20 Applications Now Open!

CIPS 2019/20 Applications Now Open!

We are currently recruiting for CIPS Levels 4 and 5 and the L4 apprenticeship scheme for a September 2019 start. 

NEUPC is the first HE consortium to be approved as a CIPS study centre, meaning we are able to deliver high quality, competitively priced, CIPS qualifications to our members and members of other UK Higher Education purchasing consortia.

NEUPC recognises that employing suitably qualified procurement staff is vital for our universities to deliver efficiencies and value for money, but a skills shortage in the profession means a some institutions find filling these positions a challenge.

Since September 2016 we have offered the opportunity to study for CIPS qualifications at levels 3,4,5 and 6 and procurement apprenticeships through our study centre with excellent achievement results above the CIPS UK average.

Our courses are unique and contextualised within the university sector. Training can be delivered through day attendance, blended or distance learning from our MCIPS qualified tutors with extensive HE sector backgrounds. 

These courses are the first of their kind and includes additional benefits such as; CIPS e-learning packages, a HE student forum, tutor and peer support, topic webinars, tutorials, flexible learning tailored to you and a guaranteed revision day per module.


CIPS Study Information Pack

Procurement Graduate Apprentice Pack


CIPS Timetable 2019-2020


CIPS Level 4 Timetable 2019/2020

CIPS Level 5 Timetable 2019/2020




Please email the completed form to: [email protected]


What are the benefits to CIPS Study?

CIPS is a globally recognised qualification that can boost career opportunities and demonstrates to employers your commitment to developing your knowledge and skills as a procurement professional. You study across a range of procurement and supply topics which will help your career whichever direction you choose.

Contextualised Learning

Through the NEUPC Study Centre, we contextualise your learning to the HE Sector. Whilst the CIPS materials focus on traditional supply environments, we want to ensure that you learn how theory and recognised best practice can apply in the real workplace. You also have a great opportunity to network and learn from your peers in the sector.

Have you heard about the funded CIPS Level 4 though Apprenticeships?

Contrary to popular belief, apprenticeships are no longer just for school leavers starting out on their career. With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017, many people already working in Procurement roles are be able to study as part of their full-time role, with the full course fees paid for by your institutions Apprenticeship levy. If you or anyone in your team is interested in the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, you may also be interested in our apprenticeship scheme to cover funding and also further develop their skills through an end point, work-based project. We can also help you with recruitment of new apprentices though posting your advert on the national apprenticeship website and UCAS.  Have a read of our Graduate Procurement Apprentice information sheet for more information.



If you are interested and would like to learn more, contact our CIPS Centre Manager, Debbie Shore or call on 0113 487 1757.