CIPS Level 3

Advanced Certificate

The CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out all tasks associated with procurement and supply operations efficiently and effectively.

This qualification aims to give individuals some insight into best practices, learn new skills and techniques.

If you need further help or advice please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly course advisors…

Entry requirements

No former procurement qualifications or professional experience is necessary to enrol on this programme.

Certificate assessment

Your exams will be computer-based examinations and will be taken at either a CIPS online regional examination centre or by a remote exam at a location of your choice.

Who is CIPS Level 3 aimed at?

Ideal for junior buyers, supporting roles and those with under 2 years’ experience in procurement or supply chain management.

Typical job titles:
  • Administrator

  • Assistant Buyer

  • Assistant Contract Officer

  • Contract Analyst

  • Stock/Inventory Controller/Planner

Please take a moment to view our short video demo to experience the high level of material available to you if you do decide to train with us.


Payment is normally required before starting the course, and we offer a 10-month interest free instalment plan for our self-funding students. We also offer payment by module if required which incurs a small admin charge. To enquire about our current cost structure please click here.

Our MCIPS tutors offer outstanding guidance, advice and comprehensive support. We give you unrivalled access to our videos, revision webinars, and in-depth course material. We aim to make your CIPS studies enjoyable, informative and successful.

Our support team are also available to help throughout your studies.

Our learning resources are rated “extremely high” by our students.

Complete the online registration form HERE. Once completed you will receive an invoice for your course followed by an induction date and your online resources. During induction you will receive all dates and course information ready to start your CIPS journey.

Once you have completed level 3 you are qualified to move on to CIPS Level 4 Diploma.

Most students complete their Advanced Certificate over an academic year. However, as the course structure is modular, students can achieve the required 60 credits at their own pace. Our Distance Learning students can receive tutor support for 18 months.

Questions are in an Objective Response Format (OR).

These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. You will find these types of exams across all CIPS qualifications levels; they are marked by computer and then moderated by the CIPS examiners.

Study Options

Choose the way you want to study CIPS, all with Interest free credit via Direct Debit

Online Classroom

Classroom Learning

Distance Learning