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CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Grow in confidence to fulfil objectives

This qualification will help you to grow in confidence, improve organisational procurement and fulfil objectives. Based on the Managerial and Professional levels of our Global Standard, you’ll get to grips with key aspects of risks in supply chains, approaches to managing teams and processing and evaluating contracts.

The syllabus

The qualification is worth 60 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. We suggest that for each credit you should plan to dedicate 10 hours of study time. For example a 3 credit module you should plan for 30 hours studying and taking the exam.

Five core modules make up 42 of the required credits.
Three elective modules will make 18 of the required credits.


  • CORE Level 5 Managing Teams and Individuals (L5M1) 12 credits
  • CORE Level 5 Managing Supply Chain Risk (L5M2) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 5 Managing Contractual Risk (L5M3) 6 credits
  • CORE Level 5 Advanced Contract & Financial Management (L5M4) 12 credits
  • CORE Level 5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5) 6 credits
Choose three elective modules to make up the final remaining 18 credits
  • ELECTIVE Category Management (L5M6) 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain (L5M7) 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE Project and Change Management (L5M8) 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE Operations Management (L5M9) 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE Logistics Management (L5M10) 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE Advanced Negotiation (L5M15) 6 credits