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. The course is made up of the following modules: Unit AD1- Management in Procurement and Supply, Unit AD2- Managing Risk in Supply Chains, Unit AD3 – Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains, Unit AD4 – Category Management in Procurement and Supply, Unit AD6- Sustainability in Supply Chains. You can download the detailed content of each module at the bottom of this page.

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 our centres (and at some centres daytime classes). We also run an option which combines weekly ‘live’ videoconference class combined with locally based face to face workshops – which can take place wherever you are!

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 16.09.19 11.11.19 w/c 18.11.19
L5M2: Managing Supply Chain Risk
L5M3: Managing Contractual Risk
25.11.19 13.01.20 w/c 20.01.20
L5M4: Advanced Contract and Financial Management. 02.02.20 02.03.20 w/c 09.03.20
L5M6 Category Management
L5M8 Project and Change Management
17.03.20 04.05.20 w/c 11.05.20
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
L5M9 Operations Management
18.05.20 06.07.20 w/c 13.07.20

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.

Our offer includes feedback on practice exam papers, individual ‘catch up’ tutorials, free attendance at additional 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 actually 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 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.