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CIPS Level 5 Advanced DiplomaProcurement & Supply

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£108/month interest-free

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12 months

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£104

Total Price
£1,400

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Average completion time12 months

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Support period18 months

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Additional feesCIPS annual student membership fee, CIPS exam fees (5 exams)

  • Continue your CIPS progression after completing the CIPS Level 4 Diploma
  • Accelerate your career as a Senior Buyer, Contract/Supply Chain Manager & similar roles
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal CIPS tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 2500+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Through this industry-standard CIPS qualification, you'll gain the advanced knowledge you need to play a major role in the success of any company, offering expert guidance on the performance and improvement of operational procurement.

When you study with us, you’ll gain the same CIPS qualification as you would in a classroom, but with all the benefits of flexible online learning:

  • Shape your learning around your job, family and life
  • Get on-demand support from your specialist CIPS tutor online and by phone
  • Learn anywhere, anytime, on your mobile, tablet or laptop

Entry requirements

You must have achieved your CIPS Level 4 Diploma before taking this course.

If you haven't completed Level 4, you can study it online with us before progressing to this advanced qualification.

 

Course content

Your course is fully online and is assessed through 5 in-person exams.

As this course involves in-person exams, you should find out where your nearest CIPS exam centre is before enrolling. You can search exam venues here.

You'll study and be examined on 5 units:

  • Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Risks in Supply Chains
  • Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains
  • Category Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Sustainability in Supply Chains

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPS Level 5 course guide.

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  • Get expert help from your personal CIPS tutor whenever you need it
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice

FAQs

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIPS provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

There are 5 levels of CIPS qualification.

If you're new to CIPS:

  • You should begin at Level 2 or 3 if you don't have any qualifications or professional experience.
  • You can start at Level 4 if you're 18+ with two A UK Levels (or equivalent), or 21+ with at least two years of business experience.
  • Level 4 is the most advanced course you can begin with.

The Level 2 Certificate is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Administrative Assistant, Contracts Administrator, Stock Controller or Merchandiser. It'll help you understand the key transactional processes of procurement.

The Level 3 Advanced Certificate is perfect if you want to excel as an Administrator, Assistant Buyer, Assistant Contract Officer, Contract Analyst, or Stock/Inventory Controller/Planner. You'll learn to handle key operational procurement tasks.

The Level 4 Diploma is ideal if you're a current or aspiring Buyer, Contract Officer, Procurement Executive/Specialist, or Supply Chain/Inventory/Logistics Planner or Analyst. You'll learn to advise key stakeholders on the performance of procurement procedures and processes.

This course, the Level 5 Advanced Diploma is your next step after Level 4. It'll help you excel as a Senior Buyer or Contract/Supply Chain Manager, and develop your ability to guide business decisions from a procurement perspective.

The Level 6 Professional Diploma is the final step in your CIPS education. This prestigious qualification will enable you to excel in strategic senior roles such as Head of Commercial, Head of Logistics/Transport, Senior Procurement Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Operations Manager.

It will also allow you upgrade to CIPS Chartered Membership (MCIPS) once you have 3 years' experience managing or teaching procurement.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPS experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

As this course involves in-person exams, you should find out where your nearest CIPS exam centre is before enrolling. You can search exam venues here.

You'll complete 5 in-person exams, one for each unit you study:

  • Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Managing Risks in Supply Chains
  • Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains
  • Category Management in Procurement and Supply
  • Sustainability in Supply Chains

Exams are set by CIPS and you'll arrange to sit them at your nearest CIPS exam centre. 

Get in touch with our CIPS Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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