CIPS Level 3

Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

91% Pass rate on CIPS advanced certificate
91%

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 info@srscc.co.uk  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

Classroom

Face to face across the 9 study centres

In-house

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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Popular FAQs for CIPS Level 3 Course

The CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is for those who will be working at the tactical level but are moving towards the Operational level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and supply.

The levy funding is only available for UK businesses (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different Apprenticeship authorities, please refer to your authority) to draw down to fund Apprenticeships. The funding available is dependent on the level of the individual organisations pay bill which is set at a rate of 0.5% of their total pay bill.

The training must be provided by an approved provider who is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and the Apprenticeship must be an approved standard.

If you are looking to prepare yourself for working and specialising in procurement and supply then this Level 3 Course is right for you. Even better, finishing the Level 3 Procurement and Supply course puts you in a perfect position to progress onto the Level 4 Procurement and Supply diploma, furthering your knowledge, understanding and expertise in the field of Procurement and Supply Operations.

In this course, you will learn how to apply factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge of procurement and supply in order to equip you with the relevant problem-solving skills that will make you an effective procurement and supply professional.

 

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

 

And one elective module that can be chosen to make up the remaining six credits:

 

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



All of our CIPS courses involve structured learning and additional support for those who need it. Our mentors will provide you with the best guidance and support as well as many resources that are available to aid your learning.

The CIPS Level 3 Procurement and Supply qualification isn’t industry-specific. We see individuals from all different sectors such as the automotive industry to food manufacturing and everything in-between.

There is no natural pause, as soon as they finish one module a new one is issued and started. All Apprentices should be actively learning throughout their ‘practical period’ until they get to the EPA Gateway. At this point, they start their project.

The expected overall completion time is 300 hours which is the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required. Approx 12-14 months.

Learning Materials are provided on all aspects of our courses, whether it be Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Video Learning Environment.

What’s Next?

After taking a CIPS Level 3 course, you may be looking for ways to progress and further your understanding and skills in the industry. So what’s next? Why not take a look at the CIPS Level 4 course, gaining more insight into industry best practices and developing your decision-making skills. If you’ve finished your CIPS Level 3 course and are ready to get some industry experience, then take a look at our CIPS apprenticeship courses designed to give you practical experience whilst developing your knowledge in procurement and supply.

Want to know more about CIPS Level 3? Contact our team now

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Emma Jackson

Course Mentor

Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

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Ashlee Scribbins

Office Administrator

Ashlee has joined the SRSCC team as an Office Administrator, and with a level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, she fits right in!

Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

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Declan Hemingway

Sales and Business Development Assistant

Declan recently graduated University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing achieving a 2:1 and was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test.

He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.