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    • EU134
    • By EU134 3rd May 16, 10:58 AM
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    Institute of Supply Chain Management
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    • 3rd May 16, 10:58 AM
    Institute of Supply Chain Management 3rd May 16 at 10:58 AM

    I would like to raise my knowledge and promotion prospects at current job. At the moment I am team leader in warehouse environment. The company I work for has quite a few sites across UK, both warehouses and transport sites. I was wondering if it is worth to do IoSCM level 3 diploma to improve my cv and knowledge?
    The course costs about 1.5k. Has anybody done any courses from IoSCM?
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    • piggeh
    • By piggeh 4th May 16, 1:02 PM
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    How many jobs do you look at which ask for a qualification from the Institute of Supply Chain management?
    matched betting: 879.63
    • eamon
    • By eamon 4th May 16, 8:00 PM
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    You may more useful. I was a member for a number of years and still occasionally see their qualifications as a requirement for more higher level roles.
    • MoneySavingNovice
    • By MoneySavingNovice 5th May 16, 2:38 PM
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    There are a couple of other organisations you might also consider.

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (
    The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (
    The Institute of Operations Management (

    In my view CILT might be your best option given the information provided.

    Finally - why not ask your employer if they would fund your training, they might have a budget available. Worst case they can only say no!

    Good Luck

    • MSpence89
    • By MSpence89 11th Oct 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 5:29 PM
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    I know this is an old forum, but out of interest for anyone looking to find an answer on this - I've studied with CIPS previously, and actually transferred across to IoSCM.

    CIPS is a great Institute and they provide you with a good platform to develop your skills and status within Purchasing, but the format of learning and examinations was just not flexible for my work/life commitments! I also found it ended up being so much more expensive in the long run, because of the exam fees (resit fees - even though I hope you wouldn't have to pay these!) and course material renewal fees.

    I found IoSCM much more manageable in regards to the learning style, and assessments (all online, can do it in my own time and at my own pace). I also found the freedom of being able to select the units to study so much better.

    Both Institutes as far as I know are internationally recognised and accredited, and any interview I've been too, they've been more than happy to take my IoSCM Level 5 Diploma as an alternative to the CIPS course - just worth keeping in mind when you're looking for what's going to suit you.

    Also on a side note, I have the IoSCM qualficiation(s) - studying Level 6 atm, and also have IoSCM and CIPS membership which really helps!
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