Study Resources - Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

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CIPS understands that how you want to study can depend on many things, such as your previous procurement experience, the time available to study and your own learning style.

Access the full range of CIPS study resources for this module including sample papers, hard copy and ebook study guides, elearning and sample exam papers.

On completion of this qualification you will come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to procurement and supply. You will be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to identify, gather and use relevant information.

Four CORE modules make up the required 24 credits. 

Choose one ELECTIVE module to make up the final six required credits.

  What are credits?
Each module is given a credit value of 3 or 6 credits. You are required to complete 18 credits to achieve this qualification.
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

    Exam criteria

    Learning outcomes, exam criteria and indicative content

    Select a module below to view learning outcomes, exam criteria and indicative content:

    Procurement and Supply Environments (L3M1)Ethical Procurement and Supply (L3M2)Contract Administration (L3M3)Team  Dynamics and Change (L3M4)Socially Responsible Procurement (L3M5)Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution (L3M6)

    Study guides and related resources

    Study Guides
    Each module has a study guides available in hard copy and as an eBook (available from February 2019).

    Available from February 2019, CIPS eLearning acts as an additional learning resource alongside the study guide. View sample eLearning.

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    What next?

    Completed CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations?

     Progress to the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, depending upon your experience.

    Level 4

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