Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
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 5 core units and 3 optional units – 5 units must be completed in total:
• L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals
• L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk
• L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk
• L5M4 Advanced Contract & Financial Management
• L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
• L5M6 Category Management
• L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain
• L5M8 Project and Change Management
• L5M9 Operations Management
• L5M10 Logistics Management
• L5M15 Advanced Negotiation
Experienced buyers and managers who wish to pursue a strategic management/leadership role in purchasing.
• 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 (TEVETA)
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
Each 12 credit unit is assessed through a 3-hour computer based exam consisting of essay style questions. Each 6 credit unit is assessed through a 1.5-hour computer based exam consisting of drag and drop, multiple choice and drop down list style questions.
Face to face across the 9 study centres
Delivered at organisation (minimum numbers apply)
Live video link direct to classroom
Interactive learning environment with pre-recorded videos, course material, mock test etc.
The CIPS Level 5 course is the natural progression from the CIPS Level 4 and is for individuals looking to work at managerial levels of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply.
The Level 5 Procurement and Supply course is for those who are already experienced in the industry and are looking to progress further into a managerial role or something similar. It’s perfect for those that have achieved the CIPS L4 Advanced Certificate and are looking to progress further into the Supply and Procurement profession.
On completion of this qualification, you can expect to improve your overall organisational procurement and supply performance to fulfil your organisational objectives.
The following are core modules and must be completed:
These are the elective modules, 3 of which you must choose to make up the rest of your grade:
Each of our CIPS courses entails 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.
No. Here at SRSCC, we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our learners and mentors by adopting the use of Virtual Classrooms, allowing students to watch live lessons and ask questions as though they were in a normal classroom. We can also offer remote examinations at an additional cost.
The expected overall completion time is 600 hours which is the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required. Approx 12 months.
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.
Learning Materials are provided on all aspects of our courses, whether it be Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Video Learning Environment.
When you’ve finished your Level 5 qualification and are looking to progress further, consider taking the next step onto the CIPS Level 6 program. This is the highest level of qualification in procurement and supply and is perfect for those looking to master the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice in terms of change management.
If practical learning is more your style, then take a look at our CIPS apprenticeship offerings. Gain knowledge and skills on the job whilst putting into practice what you have already learned and develop those crucial skills even further with industry-relevant experience.
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.
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.
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.