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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.

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 in the section below 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.

CIPS Advanced Diploma Level 5 Day Start date End date Exam date Start time End time Fee
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply 6 credits Thurs 02/05/2019 11/07/2019 w/c 17/07/2019 5pm 8.30pm £390
L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management 12 credits Thurs 05/09/2019 07/11/2019 w/c 18/11/2019 12.30pm 4pm £720
L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk 6 credits Thurs 05/09/2019 07/11/2019 w/c 11/11/2019 5pm 8.30pm £390
L5M6 Category Management 6 credits Thurs 21/11/2019 13/02/2020 w/c 02/03/2020 12.30pm 4pm £390
L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk 6 credits Thurs 21/11/2019 13/02/2020 w/c 02/03/2020 5pm 8.30pm £390
L5M15 Advanced Negotiation 6 credits Thurs 27/02/2020 07/05/2020 w/c 11/05/2020 12.30pm 4pm £390
L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals 12 credits Thurs 27/02/2020 07/05/2020 w/c 18/05/2020 5pm 8.30pm £720
L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply 6 credits Thurs 14/05/2020 09/07/2020 w/c 13/07/2020 12.30pm 4pm £390
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply 6 credits Thurs 14/05/2020 09/07/2020 w/c 13/07/2020 5pm 8.30pm £390

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.

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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 will available to take as 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)

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

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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