CIPS Level 3

Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

91% Pass rate on CIPS advanced certificate

CIPS Level 3 Course Overview

CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply is one of a series of progressive purchasing and supply management qualifications designed by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).  Often, it is those who have been working in procurement for some months and would like to obtain a qualification that start at this level. This qualification aims to give individuals some insight into best practices, learn new skills and technique to improve their own efficiency and effectiveness, but also to familiarise themselves with procurement terminology

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CIPS Level 3 Information

CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate consists of 4 compulsory units:

• L3M1 Procurement and Supply Environments
• L3M2 Ethical Procurement and Supply
• L3M3 Contract Administration
• L3M4 Team Dynamics and Change

Choose one Elective Module to make up the final remaining six credits:

• L3M5 Socially Responsible Procurement
• L3M6 Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution

• Administrator
• Assistant Buyer
• Assistant Contract Officer
• Contract Analyst
• Stock/ Inventory controller/ planner

A level, NVQ3, Foundation studies (UK)
SAQA NQF level 5 (SA), NZQA level 4 (NZ)
AQF certificate IV (VET/AUS) TQF level 3 (TEVETA)

Successful completion of CIPS Level 2 Certificate, OR relevant work experience. Please contact us if you are unsure which level to start at

The core skill learnt during CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply is the ability to apply key tasks associated with purchasing and supply operations. Students will have robust knowledge to:

  • Understand and apply demand management through manual or IT based systems
  • Carry out stock valuation and ordering
  • Arrange supply logistics and the necessary paperwork
  • Implement new contracts
  • Query performance
  • Financial management
  • Contract review

For full details of all the learning objectives please email  for the level content guide.

Each unit is assessed through a 1.5-hour computer based exam consisting of drag and drop, multiple choice and drop down list style questions.

Available Learning Options


Face to face across the 9 study centres


Delivered at organisation (minimum numbers apply)

Virtual Classroom

Live video link direct to classroom

CIPS Level 3 Distance Learning

Interactive learning environment with pre-recorded videos, course material, mock test etc.

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