International Advanced Certificate
The Advanced Certificate will provide students with an understanding of supply market analysis and its importance to the purchasing process. It introduces them to strategic purchasing and supply issues, showing the importance of the alignment of purchasing and supply strategy to overall corporate objectives, and their impact on organisational success. Student will develop their understanding of issues surrounding the preparation and management of contracts, and the implications of these for the organisation. This level will also expand their understanding of the logistical issues that organisations are faced with when trading internationally and an introduction to specialist techniques that organisations purchasing internationally will need to employ. Lastly students will increase their understanding of the purpose of, and techniques used in, evaluating the contribution of the purchasing and supply function to the performance of the organisation.
INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
Completion of Certificate Level
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.
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. Government subsidizes the full cost of tuition fees. Students wanting to subscribe for funding must fulfill the entry requirements of the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE).
Each level within the CIPS qualifications (Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma) is recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE) 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 Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE).
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).
Rules of Progression
Advanced Certificate/Foundation Diploma to Advanced Diploma Level
Students must have passed all five subjects of the Advanced Certificate / Foundation Diploma Level, to attempt the examination at the Advanced Diploma Level.
Duration Of Programme
It is structured as a Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma. Please note students who have successfully completed the Certificate & Advanced Certificate would gain direct entry to the Advance 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.