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Level 3

CIPS L3 Adv Cert in Procurement and Supply


The Level 3 qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is known as the Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. This qualification is designed for individuals who are aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply or those who are currently working in the field and wish to formalise and enhance their knowledge and skills. It is an excellent way to build a solid foundation in procurement and supply, paving the way for further professional development and career growth in this field. Here’s a brief overview:

The Advanced Certificate consists of five modules, each focusing on a different aspect of procurement and supply operations. These modules cover key areas such as:

  1. Procurement and Supply Environments: Understanding the external environment and how it affects procurement and supply.
  2. Ethical Procurement and Supply: Emphasizing ethical practices and professional standards in procurement.
  3. Contract Administration: Managing contracts and understanding their lifecycle.
  4. Team Dynamics and Change: Working effectively in teams and managing change within procurement.
  5. Stakeholder Relationships: Building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational Knowledge: Gain a solid understanding of procurement and supply principles and practices.
  • Ethical Practices: Learn the importance of ethics and sustainability in procurement.
  • Contract Management: Develop skills in managing procurement contracts.
  • Teamwork and Change Management: Understand team dynamics and how to manage change.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Improve skills in managing relationships with stakeholders.


Target Audience

  • Aspiring Procurement Professionals: Individuals looking to start a career in procurement and supply.
  • Junior Procurement Professionals: Those already working in procurement roles who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.


  • No specific prior qualifications are required, though a basic understanding of procurement and supply concepts can be beneficial. English and maths at grade 4 or equivalent is essential.


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