CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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Is it right for me?

The Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply provides buyers and contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil organisational objectives. You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply to qualify for this course.

What will I learn?

The course will give you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

How am I taught?

The course is delivered through weekly teaching sessions based on session slides that supplement the course book and our comprehensive pass kit. The slides provide lots of additional supporting material and the kit likely questions and answers that are a shortcut to exam success.

There are usually 8 sessions per module. Recorded sessions are available for you to view as you wish. Our offer includes unlimited feedback on practice exam papers and a revision session for each module.

We also provide a guaranteed pass whereby if clients are unfortunate enough to be unsuccessful in an exam ( our pass rates for the Advanced Diploma are actually around 90- 95 % we hasten to add!) we will continue to tutor them without charge.

The course timetable for is set out below.

CIPS Advanced Diploma

Weekday Evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals 14.09.20 09.11.20 w/c 16.11.20
L5M2: Managing Supply Chain Risk
L5M3: Managing Contractual Risk
23.11.20 11.01.21 w/c 18.01.21
L5M4: Advanced Contract and Financial Management. 25.01.21 15.03.21 w/c 22.03.21
L5M6 Category Management
L5M8 Project and Change Management
29.03.21 03.05.21 w/c 10.05.21
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
L5M9 Operations Management
17.05.21 05.07.21 w/c 12.07.21

CIPS Advanced Diploma - Summer class

Module From w/c To w/c Exam Date
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
L5M9 Operations Management
27.07.20 07.09.20 w/c 14.09.20

Because the course is modular clients can start in September, November, February , March and May. It generally takes a year (40 weeks with breaks !) to complete the course. It is perfectly possible to take more than one exam at a time and finish earlier.

How is my understanding assessed?

Assessment for each module is by written 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.