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CIPS - Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course description.

Course Description

Is the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Visit CIPS web site

What is the CIPS - Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course?

Category: Procurement

Level: Advanced

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a vocationally related qualification. It is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales in the UK and appears on the Register of Regulated Qualifications. The qualification accreditation number is 603/3925/1

It 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. Individuals will be working at the Managerial level, but moving towards the Professional level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply Competency Framework.Learners will develop skills and knowledge in key areas of procurement and supply including managing risk, advanced contract and financial management, ethical procurement and supply, and category management.

This is the second level of the Diploma CIPS qualifications structure where elective modules are introduced, giving learners the choice of aspecific professional pathway. The CIPS approach to learning is based around that which bring together knowledge and understanding (the cognitive domain) with practical and technical skills (the psychomotor domain). In essence, CIPS qualifications are designed to facilitate a level of learning rigour and balance that promotes the skills to contextually apply knowledge and learning to enhance organisational and personal performance.

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Who is the CIPS - Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course designed for?

The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is designed for individuals working at or aspiring to the Managerial and Professional levels of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply. The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply 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. The qualification also provides progression to the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Developed in close collaboration with practitioners, employers and academics in the specialism of Procurement and Supply, and with the providers who will be delivering the qualifications, the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is designed to develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team skills which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the profession and for progression once the learner is working.

What subjects does the CIPS - Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course cover?

  • Managing Teams and Individuals
  • Managing Supply Chain Risk
  • Managing Contractual Risk
  • Advanced Contract and Financial Management
  • Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • Category Management
  • Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain
  • Project and Change Management
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Advanced Negotiation

How is the CIPS - Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply course assessed?

All exams for this qualification are computer-based.

Objective Response exam format (OR)

These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. You will find these types of exams across all our qualifications levels; they are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners.

For Objective Response exams the pass mark is 70%.

Constructed Response exam format (CR)

These questions require you to create, or construct, a response to the question, such as an essay or case study. You will find this type of exam in our diploma level qualifications and they will be marked by subject expert examiners.

For Constructed Response exams are graded:

  • 50% Pass
  • 60% Merit
  • 75% Distinction
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