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Central Business SchoolW: www.centraleduc.comT: 44 01908 698 849E: admissions@centraleduc.com2019CENTRAL BUSINESS SCHOOLThe client handbookTime efficient and cost effective CIPS qualifications taught at our study centresin Russell Square, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Peterborough,Loughton and Milton Keynes.

CONTENTS03 A message from the programme director04 Who’s who at central business school05 CIPS course programmes06 Joining the programme07 Teaching, Learning and Assessment08 Teaching Timetable 201909 Teaching Timetable 201910 Centre/Learner Contracts11 Learner support12 CIPS Information13 Moving things forward2Central Business School – Client Handbook

A MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAMME DIRECTORDear CIPS candidate,Welcome to Central Business School! I do wish you every success with yourstudies and trust that you will find your investment in the course you arestudying with us rewarding both financially and in terms of fulfilmentThis handbook has been designed to help you find your way around what weoffer. Please note that although it contains essential information regardingyour studies, it is a general overview and therefore does not containabsolutely everything.At Central we strive to provide you with the highest possible standard oftuition, support and advice so that you will achieve your professional andpersonal potential. Given the high calibre of our learners you will also havethe opportunity to develop a strong network of colleagues and friends,new interests, and life skills.I do hope you make good use of the available support, material and adviceand enjoy your time with us.And please if you have any questions or comments about what we are doingor if there is any way I can be of further assistance do not hesitate to get intouch with me.It would be good to hear from you.With Kindest RegardsDr David MortonProgramme DirectorE: davidm@centraleduc.comT: 44 7775 906 0243Central Business School – Client Handbook

WHO’S WHO AT CENTRAL BUSINESS SCHOOLCentral Business School is a CIPS Approved Study Centre with locations at the University of London,Russell Square, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Welwyn Garden City and Harlow. Please click on thelink below to find where we are - and what each of our centres looks like!http://www.centraleduc.comThere are free private on site parking at our Welwyn Garden, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead,Peterborough and Loughton sites.Central Business School Russell Square is a two minute walk from Russell Square Tube station.Teaching TeamOffice TeamDr David Morton (MCIPS): Programme directorContact details: davidm@centraleduc.comAdam MenczykowskiContact details:IT Managersupport@centraleduc.comJohannah Mateus (MCIPS ): Senior Tutor andProgramme ManagerContact details: johannahm@centraleduc.comLynn BartleContact details:Office Managerfinance@centraleduc.comBecky RodgersContact details:Programme Managerbeckyr@centraleduc.comCraig Nicolson ( MCIPS) : Senior TutorContact details: craign@centraleduc.comAbby Johnson Admin AssistantJeff Reese ( MCIPS): Course TutorTom Preston ( MCIPS): Course TutorSheila Lord ( MCIPS): Course TutorTony Booth ( MCIPS): Course TutorMurray Dilks ( MCIPS): Course TutorSimon Law ( MCIPS): Course TutorOur office is at Milton Keynes Business Centre, Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood, MK14 6GD.We are open Monday to Friday from 9.00 pm to 5.30 pm.4Central Business School – Client Handbook

CIPS COURSE PROGRAMMESProgramme OverviewProcurement and Supply courses offered by Central Business School provide Levels 2, 3 4, 5 and6 CIPS qualifications as set out below.CIPSQualificationCore skills upon completionof this qualificationTypical job titles:EquivalentQualificationEntry RequirementsLevel 2CertificateRecognise and describekey transactional processesof procurement and supply. Administrative assistantPurchasing assistantContracts administratorStock controllerMerchandiserGCSE A-CYou don’t need any priorexperience or qualificationsto start your studies atthis stageLevel 3AdvancedCertificateCapability to apply key tasksassociated with procurementand supply operations. AdministratorAssistant buyerAssistant contract officerContract analystStock / inventory controller /plannerGCSE ‘A’ LevelYou don’t need any priorexperience or qualificationsto start your studies atthis stageLevel 4FoundationDiplomaProvision of advice andguidance to key stakeholderson the performance oforganisational proceduresand processes in purchasingand supply Buyer Procurement / purchasingexecutive Procurement specialist Contract officer Supply chain / inventory /logistics analyst Supply chain / inventory /logistics plannerFirst yeardegreeBTEC HNCNVQ Level 4(UK)The Level 4 Diploma is thehighest point of entry forthose without previousCIPS qualifications. Entryrequirements are two‘A’ levels or equivalentor two years experiencein a business relatedenvironment.Level 5AdvancedDiplomaProvision of advice andguidance to key stakeholderson the performance oforganisational proceduresand processes inprocurement and supply Buyer Procurement / purchasingexecutive Procurement specialist Contract officer Supply chain / inventory /logistics analyst Supply chain / inventory /logistics plannerFoundationDegreeHND L5DiplomaSecond YearDegreeYou will need to haveachieved the CIPS Diplomain procurement and supplyLevel 6ProfessionalDiploma(MCIPS)Ability to formulatedirection and advice; changemanagement; leading andinfluencing both internaland external stakeholders inprocurement and supply andthe management of teamsand individuals. Strategic / senior /purchasing or procurementmanager Head of commercial Supply chain manager Head of logistics / transport Operations managerHonoursDegreeYou will need to haveachieved the CIPS AdvancedDiploma in procurementand supply.Achieving each of the CIPS Qualifications requires completion of five modules. Each module is assessedby exam. The exams take place in November, January, March, May and July.Because the course is modular clients can start in September, November, February, March and June.It usually takes a year to complete each of the Diplomas. It is quite possible to study at a sloweror quicker pace.5Central Business School – Client Handbook

JOINING THE PROGRAMMEAdmissions and exemptionsIt is necessary to become a member of CIPS to take examinations and become qualified. You can applyby contacting:The Chartered Instituteof Procurement and SupplyEaston HouseEaston-on-the-HillStamfordLincs. PE9 3NZTelephone: 01780 756777Fax:01780 751610email: dant on your prior learning you may qualify for an exemption to individual study units or evenlevels. Exemptions are designed to make sure that you do not repeat learning that has already beenundertaken and recognised.You may apply by completing an application form together with a mapping document for the relevantCIPS unit to detail your existing qualification and emailing it to CIPS exemptions department togetherwith payment of 100 Mapping document templates and further information is available ps-qualifications/exemptions/Examination InformationAll CIPS examinations run at the same time - both nationally and internationally. Clients enterthemselves for the examinations - or we can register them. The exam fee is currently 130. Exambooking takes place as set out below.Exam DateExam Entry yMayMarchJulyJunePlease contact us for precise dates of the exams and of entry closure dates.6Central Business School – Client Handbook

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTCourse deliveryOur programme consists of a combination of interactive teachingthat introduces fresh content and workshops that focus onquizzes, case studies and exam technique. We provide feedback onall submitted practice papers and online access to the e-learningarea of our website which contains comprehensive slides andother support materials from each teaching session.We also offer: Skype catch up tutorials for clients where circumstancesmean they are unable to attend a session. A pass guarantee – which means if anyone is unfortunateenough not to be successful in an exam (our pass ratesare around 95% by the way!) we will continue to tutorthem until they are! A Saturday revision session for each module.Teaching methods, assessment and feedbackWe are absolutely committed to providing the very best service we can and have the appropriatestructure and resources in place to do so. We offer a pass guarantee - which means if anyone isunfortunate enough not to be successful in an exam we will tutor them until they are!In the unlikely event that a class ceases to be viable, we will arrange completion of your course throughyou joining another group, transferring to another centre, or through open/distance learning.The course consists of a combination of: interactive teaching that introduces fresh content; workshopsthat focus on exam technique; unlimited feedback on all submitted practice papers; online access to thee-learning area of our website which contains comprehensive slides and other support materials fromeach teaching session.To increase their chances of success clients will also need to complete work outside the taught sessions.We ask clients to read and make notes on the relevant chapters to be studied in the upcoming sessions.Each week we set ‘homework’ based on past exam papers and on which we provide feed- back via emailor telephone.Learning Resources.We have a lending library which is open during each drop in session and from which course bookletscan be borrowed for the duration of the module – a facility which is particularly popular with our selffunding clients. We are also working toward having the recommended text books for each module which again clients are able to borrow from our library. Our e-learning area of our website containsslides from all teaching sessions7Central Business School – Client Handbook

TEACHING TIMETABLE 2019You can study for the CIPS Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations using live videoconferencing. Classes run on weekday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm and at some centres also in theafternoon. The teaching schedule is –ModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date*L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply.11.02.1906.05.19w/c 13.05.19L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations11.02.1906.05.19w/c 13.05.19L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships20.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L2M4 Systems Technology10.09.1805.11.18w/c 11.11.19L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting10.09.1805.11.18w/c 11.11.19*Dates may change during this first year of the new CIPS Syllabus.You can study the CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations through weeklyevening classes in Russell Square, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Loughton, Hemel Hempstead andWelwyn Garden City. Classes run on weekday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm and at some centres alsoin the afternoon. The teaching schedule is –ModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date*L3M1 Procurement and Supply Environments11.02.1906.05.19w/c 13.05.19L3M2 Ethical Procurement and Supply11.02.1906.05.19w/c 13.05.19L3M3 Contract Administration20.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L3M4 Team Dynamics and Change10.09.1805.11.18w/c 11.11.19L3M5 Socially responsible Procurement10.09.1805.11.18w/c 11.11.19*Dates may change during this first year of the new CIPS Syllabus.8Central Business School – Client Handbook

TEACHING TIMETABLE 2019You can study the CIPS Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma in Procurementand Supply through weekly evening and daytime classes held at Russell Square, Milton Keynes,Peterborough, Loughton, Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City. Classes run on weekdayevenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm and at some centres also in the afternoon. The teaching schedule is –CIPS Diploma in Procurement and SupplyModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date*L4M4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L4M6 Supplier relationships27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L4M8 Procurement and Supply in Practice09.09.1904.11.19w/c 11.11.19L4M1 Scope and influence of Procurement and Supply18.11.1921.01.20w/c 27.01.20L4M2 Defining Business Needs03.02.2003.03.20w/c 10.03.20L4M7 Whole Life Asset Management03.02.2003.03.20w/c 10.03.20L4M3 Commercial Contracting17.03.2012.05.20w/c 19.05.20L4M5 Commercial Negotiation.17.03.2012.05.20w/c 19.05.20CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and SupplyModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date*L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L5M15 Advanced Negotiation27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals09.09.1904.11.19w/c 11.11.19L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk18.11.1921.01.20w/c 27.01.20L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk18.11.1921.01.20w/c 27.01.20L5M6 Category Management03.02.2003.03.20w/c 10.03.20L5M9 Operations Management03.02.2003.03.20w/c 10.03.20L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management17.03.2012.05.20w/c 19.05.20CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and SupplyModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date*L6M9 Supply Network Design27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L6M10 Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession27.05.1908.07.19w/c 15.07.19L6M5 Strategic Programme Leadership09.09.1904.11.19w/c 11.11.19L6M8 Innovation in Procurement and Supply09.09.1904.11.19w/c 11.11.19L6M1 Strategic Ethical Leadership18.11.1921.01.20w/c 27.01.20L6M2 Global Commercial Strategy.03.02.2003.03.20w/c 10.03.20L6M3 Global Strategic Supply Chain Management17.03.2012.05.20w/c 19.05.20*Dates may change during this first year of the new CIPS Syllabus.9Central Business School – Client Handbook

CENTRE/LEARNER CONTRACTSPolicies and procedures related to each of the areas below are available on the client login areaof our website.FeesCompliments and complaintsPlease make payment of fees, before or at thevery beginning of the course or module you arestudying.We’re always pleased to receive feedback –especially if its about good aspects of your timewith us ! We also recognise that there may becircumstances where you may not be satisfied witha specific experience. The complaints procedureprovides for complaints to be dealt with as far aspossible on an informal basis. It also sets out theformal route for consideration of complaints ifinformal procedures fail to satisfactorily resolveany issue including the involvement of CIPS.Attendance and participationClients who attend regularly are generallysuccessful in their studies. Because of thisclients are expected to attend classes as muchas possible. Clients who don’t attend regularly orproperly complete work given to them may not beeligible for our pass guarantee.AppealsA key assumption is that clients conductthemselves in a way that is not harmful oroffensive to the work and the good order andgood name of Central Business School andits clients.Our appeals policy is in place to protectclients against an unfair academic outcome orassessment. It also sets out the appeal mechanismfor dealing with unexpected circumstances thathave affected clients academic outcomes or whereclients have study with Central Business Schoolhas been discontinued.Health and SafetyMoney back guaranteeEnsuring the health and safety of clients, staffand visitors is one of our highest priorities andwe undertake to provide a safe environmentand safe systems for all. Being safe involves thecooperation of everyone and we ask all on ourpremises take reasonable care for the health andsafety of themselves and others.It is in nobody’s interest for you to enrol on acourse that is unsuitable for you. Our refund policyis in the client login area of the website but brieflyduring a 15 day period after enrolment we willgive you a full refund less any costs, for exampleregistration fees, we have incurred on your behalfConduct and behaviourEquality and DiversityWe are committed to providing a positive learningand working environment where all membersof the community are treated with dignityand respect. We will address discrimination,harassment and victimisation on the grounds ofgender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation,religion and belief, socioeconomic background orany other relevant factor.10Central Business School – Client Handbook

LEARNER SUPPORTLearner Support PolicyWe pride ourselves in caring for our clients and strive to do our level best to make sure each onesucceeds - whatever barriers they face. If you have any learning support needs please let us know at theearliest opportunity so we can make the appropriate adjustments and put any support that is needed inplace. David Morton is the first point of contact for learner support. Please ring him on 07775 906024 oremail him at davidm@centraleduc.com During each module learning reviews are timetabled within thecourse programme so that clients can review progress and identify any areas where additional supportmight be needed.Reasonable AdjustmentsCentral Business School are committed to accommodating the needs of disabled clients, employeesand job applicants by making reasonable adjustment to our criterion, practice and provision and to thephysical features of our premises. Making reasonable adjustments includes : adjusting the way thingsare done ; adjusting physical features of the premises and providing extra equipment. Our policy isavailable on the client log in area of our website.Learner EngagementAt Central Business school we seek to continuously improve and to fully involve clients in our qualityassurance systems. At the end of each module or course we seek feedback from every client aboutwhat we are doing well and how we can do to further strengthen our offer. Feedback includesquestionnaires and group and individual feedback meetings.11Central Business School – Client Handbook

CIPS INFORMATIONWhy become a CIPS member ?CIPS membership brings a range of benefits designed to support your professional development,helping you and your organisation achieve all-round excellence in procurement and supply. Thesebenefits include:Exclusive access to professional news and resourcesAs a member, you’ll have access to a range of authoritative professionalresources. For example, you can take advantage of: CIPS Knowledge about procurement and supply techniques and issues Online Continuing Professional Development scheme to keep yourknowledge and skills up-to-date CPD programmes and qualifications access a comprehensive, industryrecognised programme of study and qualification. Professional news, daily email alerts and RSS feeds through SupplyManagement website Purchasing Managers Indices (PMI).Member newsletterExclusive access to professional networksYou’ll also be able to build connections with like-minded procurementprofessionals through dynamic networking opportunities. These include: A wide range of training courses, seminars and conferences CIPS branch events where you can network and attend seminarsand workshops Online procurement communities Special interest groups.Everyday support, guidance and benefitsCIPS offers benefits and expert guidance to help you achieve maximumeffectiveness in your everyday work. For example, CIPS provides : Discounts on study packs and access to relevant business texts tosupport your professional studies and development A CIPS helpline for legal advice that’s accurate, authoritative and freeof charge Discounts on training events, workshops and conferences designed tosharpen your competitive edge Access to 1,000 business lounges and offices when you’re on the move.12Central Business School – Client Handbook

MOVING THINGS FORWARDIf you are interested in studying with CentralBusiness School and would like to find outmore, contact us: 44 (0)1908 698 848or email admissions@centraleduc.13Central Business School – Client Handbook

HND L5 Diploma Second Year Degree You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply Level 6 Professional Diploma (MCIPS) Ability to formulate direction and advice; change management; leading and influencing both internal and external stakeholders in procurement and supply and the management of teams and individuals. Strategic / senior / purchasing or procurement .

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