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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:

Tel: 0207 543 5600


08 Feb 2022 09:30
26 Oct 2022 17:00


Virtual Classrooms

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 One: Introduction to contract management – 8 February 2022
  • Module Two: Specification writing – 1 March 2022
  • Module Three: Service level agreements – 29 March 2022
  • Module Four: Negotiation skills – 17 May 2022
  • Module Five: Managing contracts
    • Day One – 13 July 2022
    • Day Two – 20 July 2022
  • Module Six: Financial management and control – 20 September 2022
  • Module Seven: Exiting contracts and continuous improvement planning – 26 October 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.