CIPS Level 5

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply 

97% Pass rate on CIPS advanced diploma
97%

CIPS Level 5 Course Overview

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.

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CIPS Level 5 Information

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

Elective units:

• 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.

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 (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.

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 5 Distance Learning

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

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Popular Questions About CIPS Level 5

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:

 

  • 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

 

These are the elective modules, 3 of which you must choose to make up the rest of your grade:

 

  • L5M6 Category Management
  • L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the

Supply Chain

  • L5M8 Project and Change Management
  • L5M9 5 Operations Management
  • L5M10 5 Logistics Management
  • L5M15 Advanced Negotiation

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.

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply– aimed at experienced buyers and managers who wish to pursue a strategic management/leadership role in procurement. Typical job titles at this level:

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

 

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

What’s Next?

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.

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Admin and Customer Service Manager

Jenn completed her Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in 2008 and has since built upon a foundation of knowledge and skills in the administration and customer support areas.

Jenn has a degree, as well as a master’s degree, in English which have helped support her commitment to compliance and attention to detail.

Since returning to work from maternity leave in 2020, Jenn has worked in education settings and has an in-depth knowledge on Safeguarding and Child Protection, which she believes is a key part of all employees’ role when working with learners.

Outside of work, Jenn lives with her husband and two young daughters. She had her first book published in 2022 and advocates for the mental wellbeing of new parents.

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Michelle Whalley

Course Progress Mentor

Michelle graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2003 with a BA(HONs) in Physical Education, Sport, Dance and English, with Qualified Teacher Status. Michelle now holds 20 years’ experience of working in education. Her experience to date is hugely diverse, with a love for learning and striving for excellence across all areas of her life developed from when she was a young girl, representing her country at Athletics. It was from this platform Michelle developed a disciplined approach to every tasks set of her. During her time in teaching, she has taught a wide range of subjects, been a pastoral leader, and led ITT programmes.

Michelle prides herself on her ability to get the best possible outcomes out of people. This has been proven not only in the time she’s spent in education, but also in the set up and running of her own business.

Working in a fast-paced environment, especially becoming a Head of Year as well as teaching has consistently challenged her and ensured she’s flexible and adaptable

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Lucy Eckersley

Administration Assistant

After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
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Tom Himsworth

Administrative Assistant

Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
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Estelle Marsden

Customer Support Coordinator

Estelle has completed apprenticeships in both Business Administration and Customer service. Her first Role after leaving school was a receptionist at a Podiatrist and that is where she found her passion for helping people and providing positive customer experiences. After 4 years she then moved into retail where her skills progressed further. Estelle has several years’ experience in a customer facing environment, which has led her to the role of Customer Support Coordinator here at SRSCC. Estelle is hoping to expand her expertise further and progress with SRSCC. Other than her passion for Customer Service. Estelle enjoys walking, Hiking, and exploring in her free time. She also enjoys going to the theatre and watching true crime. Estelle likes to spend most of her time with family and friends.
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Emma Jackson

Course Progress 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

Business Development Account Manager

 

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.