CIPS Level 5 2018-07-04T10:50:38+01:00

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CIPS Level 5

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply


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Aimed at senior buyers, contract managers or supply chain managers the CIPS Level 5 course is designed to give you the expertise to improve organisational procurement and fulfil organisational objectives

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply consists of 3 core units and 3 optional units – 5 units must be completed in total:

  • CORE – Management in the Procurement and Supply
  • CORE – Managing Risks in Supply Chains
  • CORE – Improving the competitiveness of Supply Chains
  • OPTIONAL – Category Management in Procurement and Supply
  • OPTIONAL – Sustainability in supply chains
  • OPTIONAL – Operations Management in Supply Chain

** CIPS have announced a syllabus change the last opportunity to sit these units is May 2019. Learners will then transition to the new syllabus with the new assessments in July 2019. We will keep learners and employers up to date with changes and transition arrangements, when these are realised by CIPS which is expected in January 2019**

Experienced buyers and managers who wish to pursue a strategic management/leadership role in purchasing.

Typical job titles at this level:

  • Senior/chief buyer
  • Group/senior procurement/purchasing executive
  • Category manager
  • Contract manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Supply chain manager

Second year honours degree, NVQ level 5, HND (UK)
SAQA NQF level 7 (SA), NZQA level 6 (NZ)
AQF Advanced diploma (VET/AUS) TQF level 5

Successful completion of CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply OR CIPS Level 4 Foundation diploma in purchasing and supply

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma focuses on cost reduction and adding value by:

  • Improving timescales and stock control
  • Management and innovation in the procurement and supply process
  • Developing legal and risk management expertise

Core skills being the expertise to improve or develop and fulfil organisational and functional objectives in purchasing and supply

3 hour written exams. The assessment for the optional units will be essay questions. For Management in Procurement and Supply, and Managing Risks in Supply Chains there will be an unseen case study and questions. For Improving the competitiveness of Supply Chains the assessment will be a pre-released case study

Class-based from £2225+vat

“Having completed Levels 4 and 5 elsewhere, I was slightly apprehensive about completing the CIPS Professional Diploma with a new provider within an established work group. SRSCC made me feel part of the group from the first session”. 

Andy Ridehalgh, Building Systems Manager, Preston City Council

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