CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

This is the second level of the CIPS Diploma qualifications structure where elective modules are introduced, giving learners the choice of a specific professional pathway. This level is designed as a follow on from the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply as learners are expected to develop, use and apply the professional language and skill sets introduced at Level 4 within a practical working environment.

Your learning will focus on how to deal with key aspects of risk in supply chains and mitigation of those risks; processing and evaluating contracts and the impact of legal implications when contracts are breached.

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma is designed for individuals working at or aspiring to the Managerial and Professional levels of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply. This means that the Advanced Diploma is designed for the more experienced members of the profession who are expected to develop, improve and fulfil functional business objectives and also formulate direction.

This course provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil organisational objectives. It gives you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality and timescales, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues. What will I learn?

CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply – Get Started

To get started with the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply you will need to have achieved the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, complete our student enrolment form via this link:  and then pay your annual fees. We will then carry out the necessary admin processes on your behalf. CIPS will then confirm your studies as well as the study programme and syllabus you will follow. Alternatively, you can do all these steps on your own via the CIPS website and then fill in the enrollment form to get started with your CIPS tuition exam preparation classes with us.

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CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Exams

To attain the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification you are required to attain a total of 60 credits i.e., complete the five core modules and three elective modules. One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study.

Two of the core exams (L5M1 & L5M4) take the Constructive Response format (essay type) and 3 of the core exams (L5M2, L5M3 & L5M5) are in an Objective Response format (multiple choice type). All the Elective modules exams (L5M6, L5M7, L5M8, L5M9, L5M10 & L5M15) are in an Objective Response format. The pass mark for Constructive Response format exams (12 credit modules) is at least 50% and the results are graded as follows: • Distinction 75 – 100% • Merit 60 – 74% • Pass 50 – 59% • Fail 0 – 49%. The pass mark for Objective Response format exams (6 Credit modules) is at least 70%

CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Exemptions

Exemptions for some modules may be applicable under the CIPS Exemption policy therefore depending on the nature and extent of your prior learning, you may be eligible for exemptions from one or more individual exams/ modules of this level. If you have failed a CIPS assessment for a particular module you are not permitted to apply for an exemption against this module for a period of two years from the date of the failed assessment.

For the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply, only a maximum of 36 credits can be granted as exemptions and only a maximum of 18 credits can be awarded against Elective modules. Qualifications awarded by non-UK institutions will be considered if they are recognised by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (NARIC) as being equivalent to UK HE qualifications – check your qualification on

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