The last exams for this qualification take place in November 2018. Full details about the updated 2018 syllabus is available now.
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For information about the learning outcomes for each unit, please see the unit content guide.
Unit exemptions may be granted depending on your prior certified learning. Find out more about how to apply for exemptions.
CIPS examinations for qualifications units are hand written and paper-based.
The following principles are adhered to when CIPS exam papers are developed:
Examination pass marks (AC 1, 2, 4 and 5): 75%
You must achieve 75% for each section (learning outcome) within the exam in order to pass.
Examination pass marks (AC 3): 50%
The following pass marks and grade bands will apply to the AC3 workflow workbook:
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 3 Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations is a vocationally related qualiﬁcation. It is recognised by the Oﬃce of Qualiﬁcations and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), CCEA and Qualifications Wales in the UK and appears on the Register of Regulated Qualiﬁcations.
The qualification accreditation number is 600/8017/6.
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For those seeking to continue to MCIPS, the next step is to start the Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. This is the highest entry level qualification.
Following successful completion of the Advanced Certificate you will become a Certificate Member.
If you are currently studying for this qualification don't stop or delay your studies here are some simple tips for you to follow:
Here's a quick online guide to find out what your transfer will look like.
Download transfer arrangements table for CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations