“Fantastic service and support throughout my studies for MCIPS over the past few years. Welcoming atmosphere, incredible knowledge and experience and great environments to learn in. Thanks very much”
Buyer - Wessex Water Services Ltd
“I started my journey with apprehension and to this day I cannot remember who suggested that I booked my training through Cordie, but I am so glad I did. At times it felt like I was running whilst everyone else seemed to be taking a stroll, but the instructors did an excellent job of keeping me focused. This, along with the ability to use different venues to meet my availability, helped to smooth what could have been a very bumpy road. I have finally crossed the finish line and gained my MCIPS and I owe this to the whole team and wish you a long and prosperous future. Thank you.”
Procurement Officer - Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services
"I studied with Cordie to complete my level 5 and 6 CIPS and managed to complete each level within a year. The quality of the courses delivered were exceptional, driven by the experience and knowledge that the course leaders were able to share. Relating real life examples to the learning objectives enables students to have a greater understanding of the subject matter and the courses were always fun! J"
Lead Sourcing Specialist - CBRE Local Work Place Solutions
"Thank you for your support with Level 6 - all excellent classes."
Buyer - Faccenda Foods Ltd
"Tutor had a very modern, inclusive style. Everybody got involved."
Head of IT Commercial - DVLA
"Lively and stimulating. Good examples and interaction."
Assistant Director Strategic Finance and Head of Procurement - Suffolk County Council
"Big thank you to everyone at CORDIE for all the training and support over the last 2.5 years."
Development Project Manager - R&M Electrical Group Ltd
"I've recently completed my CIPS study and most of this was with Cordie. The venues, the tutors and the delivery of the additional study materials were all very supportive of my study needs and were key to helping me achieve my goal. I'd therefore recommend Cordie to anyone looking to study CIPS in future."
Head of Supplier Management - Her Majesty's Passport Office
"Another great course at Cordie. I love Andrea's teaching style. Thank you so much for a great couple of days. "
Commissioning and Contracts Manager - The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cordie to anyone who is pursuing their MCIPS qualification. For me Cordie offers just the right balance between teaching the syllabus whilst at the same time giving students practical tools and techniques to apply their learnings in the exam. Andrea, Ian and the other tutors have a real passion for their subjects and always provide a great learning environment for students to both connect with each other and be successful in their studies."
Senior Manager & Category Lead - Johnson & Johnson
"I just wanted to take the time out to thank you for your support over the past 2 years. I have really enjoyed attending the classes and felt I have developed as a result of attending them."
UK Sourcing Lead - GE Healthcare
"Excellent and Enjoyable course, learnt so much, highly recommend Andrea as a trainer. Thank you!"
Community Leadership Manager - Brent Housing Partnership
"The trainer knew the content very, very well. Good use of slides, flip chart and quiz. Excellent delivery style. Awesome."
Development Project Manager - Brent Housing Partnership
"Fantastic couple of days, feel relaxed and prepared for my exams, and can use what I have learnt at work."
Senior Procurement Manager - South Central and West CSU NHS
"Possibly the best Cordie course so far"
Category Manager - Sovereign Housing
"Clearly delivered course - the interactive exercises and mix of slides and videos. All of these diverse methods assisted the learning experience"
Commercial Services - DVLA
"I chose to study with Cordie at the Henley Business School which was a great venue and the food was amazing! The courses were run over a Friday and Saturday and although very intensive at times, it was great to blitz the content and not have to miss too much of work at the same time. The tutors are of a very high standard and it was great to gain insight and knowledge from their past experiences and different industries."
Category Manager - Twinnings
"It was EXCELLENT"
SAP Analyst - Perrigo
"Studied with Cordie for all course modules, all teaching is to a very high standard."
Supply Chain Management – Boeing Defence UK Limited
"I enjoyed the knowledge given on the course. This will help me improve my overall performance at work"
Junior Buyer – Colomendy International Purchasin
"Small groups and lots of interaction"
Transport Contractors Operations Manager– BOC Ltd
"Good pre-course work, excellent environment, very relevant and fun way to learn."
Director – First4Procurement Limited
"The Cordie courses were an excellent way to study for my CIPS qualification. The tutors were very informative with a great deal of experience and knowledge gained from working in Procurement, which they were able to pass on to the group. Thank you Cordie!"
Buyer– Carnival UK
"Amazing course! Sat on the edge of my seat through the whole 2 days."
Sales Account Manager – Orange Business Services
"Thank you so much – wish I had done this training years ago!"
Adult Services - Hampshire County Council
"Excellent classes at great venues. The trainers use their varied experience to contextualise the subject matter making the material engaging and relevant. The courses are genuinely fascinating and enjoyable, and I have loved every minute of them."
Sourcing Manager – CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
"I have found the training provided to be of a consistently high standard, supplemented by a great group of students from a variety of different sectors and industries.
The team that currently works for me is fully trained, but if I have a new entrant into my team some-time in the future I shall have no reservation about recommending courses run by Cordie."
EU Category Manager and UK Purchasing Manager – Nufarm UK Limited
"From my personal experience, Cordie is one of the best study centres in the region. Teachers are extremely knowledgeable and excelled in teaching and passing on the knowledge to students. Courses are well designed to help students to master the subjects both in terms of exams and their practical application at work. Highly recommend Cordie as your first choice for CIPS study."
Procurement Specialist – Pfizer UK
"I’m grateful to the excellent tutors Cordie have hand-picked from a diverse range of industries. They each provided unique experience, examples and knowledge of procurement and supply as well as understanding of the CIPS syllabus that enabled me to achieve MCIPS."
Contracts Specialist – Magnox Ltd
"For anyone considering studying towards a CIPS qualification, I would certainly recommend the service of Cordie to assist you in your studies.
Cordie offers an extremely flexible training programme which allows you to choose exactly how intensive your studies are. This was perfect for me as I was in full time employment during my studies so could organise my study programme around my other commitments.
Their team of highly qualified trainers utilised their many years of Procurement and Supply industry experience to simplify the learning process and pass on much valued knowledge and expertise along the way.
The training courses were geared towards a combination of learning the key theory and module content as well as exam technique and some other very helpful tips and tricks which definitely came in handy through the 15 exams!
I only failed one exam and it was no coincidence that it was on a module where I chose to self-study for the exam without taking the Cordie course."
Sr. Buyer/Planner – RM-Electrical
"Thank you Cordie, without you I couldn’t have done it! You were instrumental in me successfully achieving MCIPS."
Assistant Buyer- National Grid
"The lecturers have all been highly knowledgeable and experienced in their individual areas and have had the ability to talk through the syllabus in detail and provide exam techniques and practice. I would highly recommend Cordie’s courses to anyone in the future."
Contracts Officer - Integrated Commissioning Unit, Portsmouth City Council.
"The learning techniques are excellent and the study sessions are highly informative as well as sociable. Thanks to Cordie I was able to pass my MCIPS within a few years. This was whilst working full time and travelling a lot over Europe, I don’t think I would have done it without them.
Category Buyer - Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
"My special thanks to Ian & Andrea for your excellent abilities as lecturers, mentors and as a source of one to one guidance and support."
Sr. Buyer/Planner - CISCO
"Cordie’s knowledge and experience of the CIPS syllabus has been of great help to me in achieving my MCIPS qualification. I would highly recommend them based on their lecturers and course detail which are both of a high standard."
Buyer - Rolls-Royce Marine Electrical Systems
"The experience I had during my times of study with Cordie were fantastic. Facilities, lecturers and staff have all been exceptional, and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone interested in training in purchasing & supply."
Head of Pharmacy Logistics - Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust