CIPS Level 5

Advanced Diploma

Ideal for those looking to advance their career in procurement and supply chain management. This course takes a broader and more strategic view of how the procurement function can deliver essential competitive advantage to the organisation in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This is the second level of the professional qualification and requires completion of the CIPS Level 4 Diploma.

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

What are the CIPS Level 5 entry requirements?

The entry requirement is successful completion of CIPS Level 4 DIploma.

How is CIPS Level 5 assessed?

Your CIPS level 5 Advanced Diploma 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. The 6 credit modules are assessed via a 1.5 hour Objective Response (multiple choice) exam. The 12 credit modules are assessed via 3 hour Constructed Response (written) exams.

Your CIPS LEVEL 3 Advanced Certificate 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.

  • A constructed response (CR) requires you to create an essay or case study.

  • An objective response (OR) is a multiple choice format.

Who is CIPS Level 5 aimed at?

Aimed at senior buyers, contract managers or supply chain managers the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma course is designed to give you the expertise to improve organisational procurement and fulfil organisational objectives.

Typical job titles:
  • Senior/Chief Buyer

  • Group/Senior Procurement/Purchasing Executive

  • Procurement Specialist

  • Category Manager

  • Contract Manager

  • Logistics Manager

  • Supply Chain Manager

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.

CIPS Level 5 FAQs

Payment is normally required before the start of the course. We offer a 10-month interest free instalment plan for our self-funding students. We also offer payment by module if required but, this 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 4 you are qualified to move on to CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma.

Most students complete their diploma over an academic year in line with our timetabled classes and CIPS exams. However, due to our structure being modular, students can achieve the required 60 credits at their own pace. Our Distance Learning students can receive tutor support for 18 months.

Study Options

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

Online Classroom

Classroom Learning

Distance Learning