Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations: CIPS Level 3

How to get your CIPS Level 3 Qualification

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.

Learners are expected to develop, use and apply the professional language and skill sets introduced at Level 2 within a practical working environment.

CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed for individuals who will be working at the Tactical but moving towards the Operational level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply.

Who is this course for?

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

Entry requirements

This is the second entry level qualification, there are no formal entry requirements.

What are the main learning outcomes?

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.

Four core modules make up 24 of the required 30 credits

  • Procurement and Supply Environments
  • Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • Contract Administration
  • Team Dynamics and Change

One elective module makes up the final six required credits

  • Socially Responsible Procurement
  • Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution

What will this qualification enable me to go onto?

This qualification provides progression to the CIPS Level 4.

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