FAQs

FAQ

Q: Are CIPS diplomas internationally recognised?
A: Yes, CIPS qualifications are globally recognised. CIPS is the world’s leading representative body for procurement professionals.


Q: Is there an upfront joining fee for your school?
A: No, although CIPS charges a joining fee for membership, we do not charge joining fee or administrative fee for studying at our school.


Q: Can I pay for one subject at a time?
A: Yes, you can pay subject by subject, or for a full level.


Q: When can I start the course?
A: We hope to launch a new online CIPS Diploma course in early October 2019.


Q: What happens if I fail an exam?
A: You can re-sit severaltimes each year.


Q: Which books do I need for these courses?
A: You need the Profex course book for each subject to study with us. These are available via www.profex.co.uk


Q: Do the tuition fees include CIPS membership / books / exams?
A: No. These costs are payable directly to CIPS – this can be done via the CIPS website www.cips.org


Q: My employer is paying – what do I have to do to enrol and make payment?
A: Complete an online enrolment form and pay by card. Available in Autumn 2019.


Q: Is it possible to be exempted from a level / subject?
A: Exceptionally the Institute will grant an exemption from one subject or level if a separate course of study has exactly the same content. Find out more.


Q: I’m paying for myself – is there any support funding available?

A: You should approach CIPS – the CIPS Foundation has grants available to help students in need buy books / pay for exams, etc. www.cips.org/foundation


Q: What is your school’s pass rate?
A: The calculation of pass rates is complex, but in general our school matches or beats the CIPS UK national average.


Q: I’d like to be a tutor. Is this possible?
A: Currently there are no vacancies.


Q: Do many students drop out of your classes?
A: When we delivered classroom-based teaching, very few students dropped out of our school. We hope the same will be true of our online offering.


Q: What happens if I am struggling with a subject?
A: Contact your tutor.


Q: Why should I enrol at your school, rather than another study centre?
A: Quality.