CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

Improve your skills and capabilities

This qualification is designed for those already in an operational role and will help you to improve fundamental skills. Based on the Tactical and Operational levels of our Global Standard, this qualification will help you to become a more confident problem solver for new and existing tasks. You’ll also gain a clear understanding about how procurement and supply fits in with the rest of your organisation.

The syllabus

The qualification is worth 30 credits and you’ll need to pass each exam to achieve the award.

What are credits?
Credits are a way of quantifying the number of study hours you’ll need to complete the qualification. For each credit you should plan to dedicate 10 hours of study time. E.G for a 3 credit module you should plan for 30 hours studying and taking the exam.

Four core modules make up the 24 required credits. One elective module makes up the six remaining credits.

  • CORE Level 3 Procurement and Supply Environments (L3M1) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 3 Ethical Procurement and Supply (L3M2) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 3 Contract Administration (L3M3) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 3 Team Dynamics and Change (L3M4) 6 credits
Choose one elective module to make up the final remaining six credits
  • Elective Socially Responsible Procurement (L3M5) 6 credits
  • Elective Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution (L3M6) 6 credits