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CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 5

CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply - Level 5

Overview

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.

Take a look at the learning journey of CIPS professional qualifications.

Why continue to level 5?

Studying at Level 5 will enhance your skills and knowledge further.

Continuing your studies emphasises your commitment to your continuing professional development.

You will also get the opportunity to start specialising in those areas that interest you.

Don’t forget that MCIPS qualified professionals earn 16% more on average than those without MCIPS, so Level 5 is the next step on your journey to achieving your professional status.

More details on your earning potential can be found in the CIPS / Hays Salary Survey.

About the qualification

As part of this course individuals will choose a career pathway, allowing them to choose a specialism and gain technical expertise. Learners will build on the practical knowledge and understanding gained at Level 4, and will be required to develop ways to address broadly defined, complex problems; analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas; and understand different perspectives, approaches and ideas within the profession.

The course is delivered at this CIPS 'Centre of Merit' by a range of tutors. The course leader has relevant industry experience and is MCIPS-qualified.

Entry requirements

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Start dates and fees

Please refer to the course schedule for the current course fees. The course fees also include the CIPS exam fees, as the College is required to book the exams on your behalf.

Please note: the fees listed do not include the study guides for each module, which can be purchased directly from the CIPS website.

CIPS membership fees are also payable in addition to course fees, and paid directly to CIPS.

Download course schedule and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
31/07/2021TBCTBC1 yr(s)1476E901FREETBCApply

How long is the course?

The course takes a minimum of one year depending on the chosen study pattern.

Attendance is part-time afternoon and evening each week, to complete the course in one year.

Alternatively, students can study either afternoons or evenings, which would lead to the level being completed in 18 to 24 months.

Please refer to the individual module descriptions for the schedules for each module.

Location

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by an exam.

Exams will be either:

  • Objective response (OR) – these are computer-based, which allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers.
  • Constructed response (CR) – these exams require a longer, essay-type response to questions. These are also computer-based exams.

The exams take place in January, March, May, July, September and November.

What will I study?

You will develop a higher level of practical, theoretical and technical knowledge and understanding of procurement and supply. You will build on the practical knowledge and understanding gained at CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. You’ll be required to develop ways to address broadly defined, complex problems; analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas and understand different perspectives, approaches and ideas within the profession.

You need to complete 60 credits to complete the Level 5 course.

The following modules are all core and compulsory:

  • Management Teams and Individuals (12 credits)
  • Advanced Contract and Financial Management (12 credits)
  • Managing Supply Chain Risk (6 credits)
  • Managing Contractual Risk (6 credits)
  • Managing Ethical Procurement & Supply (6 credits)

These are the optional units offered by the College:

  • Category Management (6 credits)
  • Achieving Competitive Advantage through Supply Chains (6 credits)
  • Advanced Negotiation (6 credits)

Download the factsheet providing further details on the programme.

Details of the syllabus for each module can be found on the CIPS website

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Once complete, progression is to the CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

How do I apply?

For further information please email cips@wnc.ac.uk

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