Study Resources - Level 5 Advanced Diploma

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Our new learning resources have been created to give you every chance of success in your exams. We understand that everyone learns in different ways so we've completely redesigned our resources to support your study. 

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CIPS Level 5 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

    Study Resources

    Confidently prepare for exam success

    Introducing our brand new Study Guides, eBooks and eLearning, each aligned to our syllabus learning outcomes in a fresh, easy to read format:

    Study Guide - Text Book

    Your text book study guide forms the foundations of each modules learning outcomes.

    Study Guide - eBook

    The online equivalent of your text book which you can access on your phone, tablet or desktop PC.


    Rich, interactive multimedia content that enhances your learning and tests your knowledge.


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    CIPS Knowledge

    Access CIPS Knowledge a free member only resource designed to support you as you study for each exam.

    Select a module to see related white papers and resources for each learning outcome:

    L5M1 | L5M2 | L5M3 | L5M4 | L5M5 | L5M6 | L5M7 | L5M8 | L5M9 | L5M10 | L5M15

    Managing Teams and Individuals (L5M1)

    1.0  Understand, analyse and apply  management and organisational approaches

    2.0 Understand and apply approaches to managing individuals involved in the procurement and supply function

    3.0  Understand and apply approaches to managing work groups or teams involved in the procurement and supply function

    4.0  Understand and apply planning approaches for  aspects of human resource management for the procurement and supply function

    5.0  Understand the application of the individual capabilities required to manage the procurement and supply function

    Managing Supply Chain Risk (L5M2)

    1.0  Understand the nature of risk affecting supply chains

    2.0  Understand processes in managing risk in supply chains

    3.0  Understand risk mitigation strategies in supply chains

    Managing Contractual Risk (L5M3)

    1.0  Understand the legal and process issues relating to the formation of contracts

    2.0  Understand the impacts of breach of contract and coping strategies and provisions that are available

    3.0  Understand the legal implications of contractual non-conformance in procurement and supply

    Advanced Contract and Financial Management (L5M4)

    1.0  Understand and apply tools and techniques that can be used to measure and develop contract performance in procurement and supply

    2.0  Understand and apply the concept of strategic sourcing

    3.0  Understand and apply financial techniques that affect supply chains

    4.0  Analyse and apply financial and performance measure that can affect the supply chain

    Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5)

    1.0  Understand the impact of ethics and sustainability in supply chains

    2.0  Understand the importance of compliance with standards to achieve ethical and sustainable supply chains

    3.0  Understand initiatives and standards to improve ethical and sustainable practices in procurement and supply

    Category Management (L5M6)

    1.0  Understand approaches that can be used to develop category management strategies

    2.0  Understand the concepts, tools and techniques associated with managing expenditure

    3.0  Understand the strategic impact of a category management process

    Achieving Competitive Advantage through the Supply Chain (L5M7)

    1.0  Understand the dynamics of supply chains

    2.0  Understand improvement methodologies that can be used in supply chains

    3.0  Understand measures required to achieve competitive advantage in supply chains

    Project and Change Management (L5M8)

    1.0  Understand aspects of projects in organisations

    2.0  Understand the concept of organisational change and how it can be achieved

    3.0  Understand approaches to the planning and management of projects and change initiatives

    Operations Management (L5M9)

    1.0  Understand the concept and scope of operations management

    2.0  Understand improvement methodologies that can be applied in operations management

    Logistics Management (L5M10)

    1.0  Understand the concept of logistics management

    2.0  Understand capacity planning and control in logistics management

    Advanced Negotiation (L5M15)

    1.0  Understand the key stages which impact on the negotiation process and outcomes

    2.0  Understand negotiation relationships and ethics

    3.0  Understand methods and behavioural factors which can influence others

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