CIPS LEVEL 5

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

What is CIPS Level 5?

What is CIPS Level 5?

Ideal for those looking to advance their career in procurement and supply chain management, the Advanced Diploma is delivered by means of self-study and tutor-led sessions.

The average time to complete is from 10 to 12 months.

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.

  • 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.

  • Senior/Chief Buyer

  • Group/Senior Procurement/Purchasing Executive

  • Procurement Specialist

  • Category Manager

  • Contract Manager

  • Logistics Manager

  • Supply Chain Manager

CIPS Level 5 Timetables

CIPS Level 5 Timetables

Virtual Live CIPS Level 5 (Afternoon - Tutor: Laura Scarfe) FULL

12.00pm - 4.00pm
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exams
L5M1 & L5M2 05.10.2112.10.2119.10.2126.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November
L5M3 L5M9 L5M15 01.02.2208.02.2215.02.2222.02.2201.03.2208.03.22March
L5M5 & L5M8 12.04.2219.04.2226.04.2203.05.22May
L5M4 07.06.2214.06.2228.06.2205.07.22July
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Virtual Live CIPS Level 5 (Evening - Tutor: Laura Scarfe) FULL

4.30pm - 8.30pm
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exams
L5M1 & L5M2 05.10.2112.10.2119.10.2126.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November
L5M3 L5M9 L5M15 01.02.2208.02.2215.02.2222.02.2201.03.2208.03.22March
L5M5 & L5M8 12.04.2219.04.2226.04.2203.05.22May
L5M4 07.06.2214.06.2228.06.2205.07.22July
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Virtual Live CIPS Level 5 (Tutor: Jack Fielding)

12.00pm - 4.00pm
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L5M1/L5M701/10/202108/10/202115/10/202122/10/202129/10/202105/11/2021November.
L5M2/L5M310/12/202121/01/202211/02/202225/02/2022March.
L5M4/L5M501/04/202208/04/202222/04/202229/04/2022May.
L5M6/L5M803/06/202210/06/202217/06/202224/06/202201/07/2022July.
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Virtual Live CIPS 5 (Evening Tutor - Barry Russell)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L5M2/L5M320.01.2203.02.2217.02.2203.03.2210.03.22March.
L5M4/L5M5TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC May.
L5M6/L5M8TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC July.
L5M1/L5M7TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC November.

Birmingham - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Day - Tutor: Laura Scarfe)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exams
L5M1 & L5M2 05.10.2112.10.2119.10.2126.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November
L5M3 L5M9 L5M15 01.02.2208.02.2215.02.2222.02.2201.03.2208.03.22March
L5M5 & L5M8 12.04.2219.04.2226.04.2203.05.22May
L5M4 07.06.2214.06.2228.06.2205.07.22July
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Birmingham - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Evening - Tutor: Laura Scarfe)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exams
L5M1 & L5M2 05.10.2112.10.2119.10.2126.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November
L5M3 L5M9 L5M15 01.02.2208.02.2215.02.2222.02.2201.03.2208.03.22March
L5M5 & L5M8 12.04.2219.04.2226.04.2203.05.22May
L5M4 07.06.2214.06.2228.06.2205.07.22July
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Lancashire - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Day - Tutor: Jack Fielding)

10.00am - 4.00pm
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L5M4/L5M729/09/202107/10/202113/10/202121/10/202128/10/20214/11/2021November
L5M2/L5M309/12/202116/12/202113/01/202227/01/202217/02/2022March
L5M6/L5M830/03/202206/04/202213/04/202220/04/202228/04/2022May
L5M1/L5M525/05/202201/06/202209/06/202216/06/202223/06/202230/06/2022July
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Lancashire - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Evening - Tutor: Jack Fielding)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Exam
L5M4/L5M729/09/202107/10/202113/10/202121/10/202128/10/20214/11/2021November
L5M2/L5M309/12/202116/12/202113/01/202227/01/202217/02/2022March
L5M6/L5M830/03/202206/04/202213/04/202220/04/202228/04/2022May
L5M1/L5M525/05/202201/06/202209/06/202216/06/202223/06/202230/06/2022July
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Leeds - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Day - Tutor: Barry Russell)

9.30am - 4.00pm
ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L5M7 & L5M4 14.09.2128.09.2112.10.2126.10.21November
L5M5 & L5M1 11.01.2225.01.2208.02.2222.02.2208.03.22March
L5M2 & L5M3May
L5M9 & L5M10 July
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Leeds - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Evening - Tutor: Barry Russell)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L5M7 & L5M4 14.09.2128.09.2112.10.2126.10.21November
L5M5 & L5M1 11.01.2225.01.2208.02.2222.02.2208.03.22March
L5M2 & L5M3May
L5M9 & L5M10 July
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Manchester - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Day - Tutor: John Bellamy)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Online RevisionExam
L5M5 & L5M107.09.2121.09.2105.10.2119.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November 2021
L5M7 & L5M430.11.2114.12.2111.01.2225.01.2208.02.2222.02.22March 2022
L5M2 & L5M2
L5M9 & L5M10
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Manchester - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Evening - Tutor: John Bellamy)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Online RevisionExam
L5M5 & L5M107.09.2121.09.2105.10.2119.10.2102.11.2109.11.21November 2021
L5M7 & L5M403.11.2114.12.2111.01.2225.01.2208.02.2222.02.22March 2022
L5M2 & L5M2
L5M9 & L5M10
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Sheffield - CIPS Level 5 Timetable (Day - Tutor: Barry Russell)

ModuleClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Exam
L5M1 / L5M523.09.2107.10.2114.10.2121.10.2104.11.21November
L5M9 / L5M1020.01.2203.02.2217.02.2203.03.22N/AMarch
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Simply complete our online registration form or alternatively contact us with your enquiry online or by calling 01254 356434

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Choose a Study Option

Choose a Study Option

We offer our students the flexibility of traditional Classroom lessons, Interactive Distance Learning, and our new ‘Virtual Live’ Classroom programme.

Virtual Live

Virtual LIVE Classroom is a brand new and innovative way of delivering CIPS Training ‘online’ and combines the structure of being in a traditional classroom with the flexibility of studying from home, office or on the go.

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Classroom

We have 7 centres of excellence across the country. All our tutors are experienced practitioners and MCIPS qualified. Our classroom sessions have an excellent balance of teaching, group work and quizzes.

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Distance Learning

Our CIPS Distance Learning offers you a more flexible way to study towards your MCIPS professional license – combining innovative learning and teaching techniques with the ability to study from anywhere in the world.

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How is CIPS Level 5 structured?

How is CIPS Level 5 structured?

There are 5 Compulsory modules and 3 Elective modules that make up the required 60 credits.

COMPULSORY MODULES

L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals (12 Credits)

  • Understand, analyse, and apply management and organisational approaches.
  • Understand and apply approaches to managing individuals involved in the procurement and supply function.
  • Understand and apply approaches to managing work groups or teams involved in the procurement and supply function.
  • Understand and apply planning approaches for aspects of human resource management for the procurement and supply function.
  • Understand the application of the individual capabilities required to manage the procurement and supply function.

L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk (6 Credits)

  • Understand the nature of risk affecting supply chains.
  • Understand processes in managing risk in supply chains.
  • Understand risk mitigation strategies in supply chains.

L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk (6 Credits)

  • Understand the legal and process issues relating to the formation of contracts.
  • Understand the impacts of breach of contract and coping strategies and provisions that are available.
  • Understand the legal implications of contractual nonconformance in procurement and supply.

L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management (12 Credits)

  • Understand and apply tools and techniques that can be used to measure and develop contract performance in procurement and supply.
  • Understand and apply the concept of strategic sourcing.
  • Understand and apply financial techniques that affect supply chains.
  • Analyse and apply financial and performance measures that can affect the supply chain.

L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (6 Credits)

  • Understand the impact of ethics and sustainability in supply chains.
  • Understand the importance of compliance with standards to achieve ethical and sustainable supply chains.
  • Understand initiatives and standards to improve ethical and sustainable practices in procurement and supply.

ELECTIVE MODULES

L5M6 Category Management (6 Credits)

  • Understand approaches that can be used to develop category management strategies.
  • Understand the concepts, tools and techniques associated with managing expenditure.
  • Understand the strategic impact of a category management process.

L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage through the Supply Chain (6 Credits)

  • Understand the dynamics of supply chains.
  • Understand improvement methodologies that can be used in supply chains.
  • Demonstrate the application of whole life asset management.
  • Understand measures required to achieve competitive advantage in supply chains.

L5M10 Logistics Managment (6 Credits)

  • Understand the concept of logistics management.
  • Understand capacity planning and control in logistics management.

L5M15 Advanced Negotiation (6 Credits)

  • Understand the key stages which impact on the negotiation process and outcomes.
  • Understand negotiation relationships and ethics.
  • Understand methods and behavioural factors which can influence others.

CIPS Level 4 FAQs

CIPS Level 4 FAQs

Payment is normally required before the start of the course. We offer a 10-month interest free instalment plan for our self-study 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.