We are proud to announce the launch of our exclusive partnership with CIPS.
We recently partnered with the largest organisation in the world that represents procurement and supply professionals - the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
What does the Kaplan and CIPS partnership mean?
The exclusive partnership was launched to develop a new CIPS OnDemand guided online course, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pairing Kaplan’s award-winning content creators with CIPS’ excellent subject experts, the online course delivers internationally-recognised qualifications in a powerful, innovative new learning format, making it easier than ever to follow the qualification pathway to Chartered status and professional success.
The partnership will see us working together to develop smart study options for aspiring procurement and supply professionals. With efficient learning, we’re hoping to raise ethical standards, propel sustainable innovation within the procurement and supply industry, and be part of the journey that lifts learners to the next step of their career ladder.
We are happy to announce that CIPS OnDemand is now available, providing learners with a structured learning environment by combining the organisation of a tutor-led course with the flexibility of interactive online study.
Learners will gain access to additional support from Academic Tutors and advisors during their studies. The high-quality guided content follows the CIPS Level 4 Diploma syllabus, delivered through engaging interactive study modules - which is a new way of learning for CIPS students.
What levels are included?
We have initially offered the CIPS OnDemand course for the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. This level is a go-to option for those new to the profession.
However, there are plans to roll out this method of learning onto the Level 5 Advanced and Level 6 Professional Diploma courses for those seeking more senior procurement roles in their career.
CIPS is the leading international body representing procurement and supply professionals. They have over 60,000 members in 150 countries, making them the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.
The activities of procurement professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisations. CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.
What do the experts say?
Amanda Boustred, CIPS Group Director of Professional Development, spoke about the new partnership:
“New technologies and flexible ways of working are opening up exciting new ways in which people can build learning and professional development around their busy work and home lives.
Through this collaboration with Kaplan, CIPS is aiming to maximise the success of ambitious procurement and supply professionals around the world, with a learning pathway that offers an alternative way to study.
Our students will benefit from Kaplan’s expertise in developing user-focused training courses which, for years, have led to outstanding pass rates that exceed global averages. CIPS OnDemand supplements our other ways of learning enabling students to study around the clock, if they choose. And, as the profession continues to grow in stature, we hope this opportunity will empower more individuals to take the opportunity to embrace our qualifications - and make an even greater impact on the issues that matter.”
Michael Smith, Managing director at Kaplan Publishing and Director of Business Growth Development, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with CIPS, who have an unparalleled reputation as the leading global procurement and supply institute. Together, we have produced a truly unique, engaging, and flexible learning experience that is fully aligned with the Global Standard and tailored to qualification learning outcomes for procurement and supply professionals seeking to advance their careers.”
Kaplan and CIPS share a long history of success, since 1938 for Kaplan and 1932 for CIPS. Both organisations are leaders in their respective fields: CIPS is the world’s largest and most established procurement institute with over 60,000 members and 27,000 learners studying annually. Kaplan is a leading global education company and one of the largest professional training companies in the UK, training over 48,000 finance and accounting professionals each year.
Interested in developing your career in procurement and supply?
Our brand new CIPS OnDemand course is now available to purchase. The Level 4 Diploma will grant you the best starting point when seeking a new career in procurement and supply.