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.

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.

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.

Want to know more about CIPS Level 5? Contact our team now

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