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Diploma In Contract Management


Event summary

This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way. It has a highly applied and focused approach designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary for managing contracts effectively.

This programme will be delivered remotely using virtual classrooms.

A 10% discount is available to all CIPFA members, employees of organisations that are members of our Procurement and Commissioning Network and NHS employees who quote 'HFMA'. In order to obtain the discount, please contact customer services:

T: 0207 543 5600



17 Nov 2021 09:00
28 Jun 2022 17:00

Standard price

£2,990.00 excl VAT

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5600.

About this event

The CIPFA Diploma in Contract Management is completed over approximately nine months, including eight days of classroom learning and approximately 80 hours of additional work to complete the assessment requirements.

For this course, the classroom learning is delivered online via virtual classrooms. You will be provided a link to join each workshop online. Our trainer will be there to greet you and the other delegates, and we aim to deliver just as we would if everyone was together in a physical training room. For best results we recommend the use of webcams.

Your trainers will be available throughout the programme to provide support, you will have access to recordings of all module presentations and we will arrange online group clinic sessions during the course.

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Course dates

Module 1 – Introduction to contract management: 17 November 2021

Module 2 – Specification writing: 14 December 2021

Module 3 – Service level agreements: 25 January 2022

Module 4 – Negotiation skills: 22 February 2022

Module 5 – Managing contracts:

Day 1 – 21 April 2022

Day 2 – 28 April 2022

Module 6 – Financial management and control: 24 May 2022

Module 7 – Exiting contracts and continuous improvement planning: 28 June 2022

CPD hours

This qualification carries 136 CPD hours.

Speaker - Shirley Lewington

Shirley Lewington

Shirley is a procurement professional with over 20 years of experience in a succession of senior purchasing roles for blue chip organisations as well as the public sector to develop professional purchasing teams who improve bottom line performance and service levels from their supply chains. She has worked with a number of public and private sector clients to develop and deliver their procurement strategies as well as delivering training programmes to establish good practice procurement within large, devolved organisations.

She has developed and delivered CIPFA's contract management training programme, a seven-module programme, giving contract managers the necessary skills, tools and techniques to establish good practice within their organisations. Shirley also delivered a comprehensive training programme for a major financial organisation which supports all levels of the procurement team and sought to identify and capitalise on all opportunities to optimise their management of the supply chain.