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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 03/09/2020 05/11/2020 w/c 09/11/2020 12.30pm 4.00pm £410
L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply 6 credits Thurs 09/09/2020 05/11/2020 w/c 09/11/2020 5.00pm 8.30pm £410
L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management 12 credits Thurs 19/11/2020 11/02/2021 w/c 22/03/2021 5.00pm 9.00pm £760
L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk 6 credits Thurs 19/11/2020 11/02/2021 w/c 15/03/2021 12.30pm 4.00pm £410
L5M6 Category Management 6 credits Thurs 25/02/2021 06/05/2021 w/c 10/05/2021 5.00pm 8.30pm £410
L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals 12 credits Thurs 25/02/2021 06/05/2021 w/c 17/05/2021 12.30pm 4.30pm £760
L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk 6 credits Thurs 13/05/2021 09/07/2021 w/c 12/07/2021 12.30pm 4.00pm £410
L5M15 Advanced Negotiation 6 credits Thurs 13/05/2021 09/07/2021 w/c 12/7/2021 5.00pm 8.30pm £410
L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply 6 credits Thurs 09/09/2021 04/11/2021 TBC 12.30pm 4pm £410
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply 6 credits Thurs 09/09/2021 04/11/2021 TBC 5.00pm 8.30pm £410
Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Various1 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 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

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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