Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
Gain an Industry-driven, Internationally recognised Procurement and Supply Qualification!
CIPS provides a programme of continuous improvement in professional standards and raises awareness of the contribution that purchasing and supply makes to corporate, national and international prosperity. On completion of this programme you can pursue a profession in the field of purchasing, procurement or supply chain management.
- 18 years or older and four (4) O' Level passes inclusive of English.
At the Certificate level students will be provided with an introduction to the key principles and objectives that underpin the professional purchasing task. Students will be introduced to a framework that can be used in order to identify potential sources of supply, appraise and select the best suppliers from these sources and then monitor and encourage improvement in these suppliers. They will develop an understanding of the process of negotiation, and the strategies and tactics required for an effective negotiation complemented by specific aspects of behaviour and the methods used by organisations to obtain the right quantities of stock or inventory. Lastly students will understand the immediate business environment which affects the organisation and the individual in business activities.
Duration Of Programme
Each level of the CIPS programme can be completed in one year.
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
This programme is GATE approved. Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago can apply for Government Assistance through the GATE Programme.
The Government subsidizes the full cost of tuition fees. Students wanting to subscribe for funding must fulfill the entry requirements of the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills and Training (MTEST)
Each level within the CIPS qualifications (Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Professional Diploma) is recognised by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills and Training (MTEST) as five (5) separate programmes.
Each programme is approved for GATE funding for a maximum of one (1) year.
Students are not entitled to any additional GATE funding to repeat papers within CIPS programmes.
Exemptions would be considered on an individual basis by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills and Training (MTEST).
Will be required to bring originals as well as copies of their CXC/GCE/CAPE certificates.
Must show proof of attempting the previous papers that were funded by GATE. They must also show proof of having registered with the Professional Body (CIPS).
It is structured as a Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma. Please note students who have successfully completed the Certificate & Advanced Certificate would gain direct entry to the Advanced Diploma Level. The programme can be completed in three to four years.
SBCS' Registration Deadline is usually two weeks before the start of the upcoming semester. Students will also be required to register with the respective foreign bodies. Course Administration will advise as to all deadline dates for foreign fee payments.
This programme is taught using a blended approach of practical industry relevant experiences and academics.
Students have to successfully complete five (5) units to complete the Certificate in Procurement and Supply.
The course is offered in the following semesters:
- January to May - Part time and Saturdays
- June to November - Part time and Saturdays
Full time and Part time modes are available at the following Campuses:
- San Fernando
- Champs Fleurs