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CIPS Level 3
(Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply)

200 Hrs.

Introduction

This is an entry level vocationally related qualification it is designed to follow on from the CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations as learners are expected to develop, use and apply the professional language and skill sets introduced at Level 2 within a practical working environment.

This qualification will prepare intermediate level learners looking to specialise in procurement and supply and to progress onto the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

This is the second of CIPS three entry level qualifications and is designed for intermediate level learners looking to specialise in procurement and supply and advance to level.

This is the first of CIPS qualifications that give you the opportunity to choose elective modules and create your own specialist pathway, so that the qualification is more relevant to you.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification



What Will You Learn?

Based on the Tactical and Operational levels of CIPS Global Standard, you will learn how to apply factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge of procurement and supply. You will be able to complete tasks and address problems that are well-defined but may be complex and non-routine. You will understand what relevant information is required and how to interpret and review its effectiveness.

Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply. You can join as a member online today. Once you've become a CIPS member you can book your examinations online.

Who is it for?

If you are a manager in another profession, a business leader or entrepreneur, this qualification will help you understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on your business success.
Typical job titles:
  • Administrator

  • Assistant Buyer

  • Assistant Contracts Officer

  • Stock/ Inventory controller planner

  • Contract Analysist

Level Description

You are required to complete 30 credits to achieve this qualification. You will need to complete four CORE modules which make up 24 of the required credits. Then choose one ELECTIVE module to make up the 6 remaining credits.

(Credits are a way of quantifying the number of study hours needed to complete a qualification. 1 credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study. Each module is given a credit value of 3 or 6 credits.)

Four CORE modules make up the required 24 credits

1- (L3M1) Procurement and Supply Environments
On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the range of environments in which procurement and supply is expected to operate and the external factors that can impact on overall success.
 
2- (L3M2) Ethical Procurement and Supply
On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the significance of ethics for procurement and supply and define each stage of the sourcing process, explaining how operational performance can be measured and improved in support of added value operations.
 
3- (L3M3) Contract Administration
On completion of this module, learners will be able to explain administrative processes behind contract development and how to measure contract performance. They will identify how to achieve competitive pricing and be able to describe how effective tendering is achieved.
 
4- (L3M4) Team Dynamics & Change
On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the influence that people and teams can have on procurement and supply success and recognise the challenges associated with and methods to achieve, organisational change.

Choose one ELECTIVE module to make up the final remaining six credits

5- (L3M5) Socially Responsible Procurement
On completion of this module, learners will be able to explain the concepts and implications of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility and recognise the potential environmental impact of procurement and supply operations
 
6- (L3M6) Socially Responsible Warehousing & Distribution
On completion of this module, learners will be able to describe methods for the storage and movement of inventory and identify the environmental and social impact of warehousing and distribution operations.