CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply


Course 4 New

Is it right for me?

This qualification is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks. It is ideal for junior buyers and people with under 2 years’ experience. No former qualifications or professional experience are necessary to enrol on this programme. Successful completion of the Level 3 Advanced Certificate provides a route for progression on to the CIPS Level 4 Diploma, the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma and finally the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma. It’s what businesses and employers are looking for.

What will I learn?

The CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations introduces candidates to a wide range of essential key skills, providing them with a sound understanding of the challenges facing professionals in the field of purchasing and supply chain management. This course consists of the following five units: Procurement and Supply Environments; Procurement and Supply Operations; Procurement and Supply Workflow; Inventory and Logistics Operations; Procurement and Supply Relations.

How am I taught?

The course is delivered through teaching sessions which introduce fresh content and linked workshops that focus on quizzes, case studies and past papers.

We offer weekly evening classes at all our centres (and at some centres daytime classes). We also run weekly ‘live’ videoconference classes combined with face to face workshops – which can take place wherever you are!

The course timetable for 2019 is set out below

CIPS Advanced Certificate

Weekday Evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L3M1. Procurement and Supply Environments 04.02.19 06.05.19 w/c 13.05.19
L3M2. Ethical Procurement and Supply 11.02.19 06.05.19 w/c 13.05.19
L3M3. Contract Administration 20.05.19 08.07.19 w/c 15.07.19
L3M6. Team Dynamics and Change 10.09.18 05.11.19 w/c 11.11.19
L3M6. Socially responsible Warehousing and Distribution 10.09.18 05.11.19 w/c 11.11.19

Our offer includes feedback on practice exam papers, individual ‘catch up’ tutorials for those who miss sessions and online access to session slides and example answers. We also provide a guaranteed pass whereby if clients are unfortunate enough to be unsuccessful in an exam ( our pass rates were 97% in the last exams we hasten to add!) we will continue to tutor them without charge.

How is my understanding assessed?

Assessment for each module is by multiple choice examination. We provide all the support necessary to make sure you are successful – including a guaranteed pass!

Can I view a teaching session?

We run ‘test drive’ sessions every week when the course is being taught. You are most welcome to come along to take part in a teaching session, meet with us and talk to our current clients . Just let us know when it would be convenient for you to come along.

What do I do to move things forward?

If you wish to move things forward we will send you a (short!) registration form for you to complete so we can confirm your place on the course.