Tuition From
£1150 (Plus Vat )

CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma

Is it right for me?

The Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply provides buyers and contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil organisational objectives. You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply to qualify for this course.

What will I learn?

The course will give you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

See the detailed content for each of the five units of the course by downloading the syllabus.

Study Options

  • Study at your own pace with our full distance learning programme
  • Study with a group by attending our weekly or weekend face to face or virtual classes

Study Options

  • Study at your own pace with our full distance learning programme
  • Study with a group by attending our weekly or weekend face to face or virtual classes

Course timetable for 2020/2021

Weekday Evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm

ModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date
L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals14.09.2009.11.20w/c 16.11.20
L5M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk23.11.2011.01.21w/c 18.01.21
L5M3 Managing Contractual Risk23.11.2011.01.21w/c 18.01.21
L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management25.01.2115.03.21w/c 22.03.21
L5M6 Category Management29.03.2103.05.21w/c 10.05.21
L5M8 Project and Change Management29.03.2103.05.21w/c 10.05.21
L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply17.05.2105.07.21w/c 12.07.21
L5M9 Operations Management17.05.2105.07.21w/c 12.07.21

Alternative options for the May exam series

ModuleFrom w/cTo w/cExam Date
L5M7 Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain29.03.2103.05.21w/c 10.05.21
L5M15 Advanced Negotiation29.03.2103.05.21w/c 10.05.21

Because the course is modular clients can start in September, November, February , March and May. It generally takes a year (40 weeks with breaks!) to complete the course. It is perfectly possible to take more than one exam at a time and finish earlier.

“(The tutor) was extremely knowledgeable, had many anecdotes that were easy to relate to and a great rapport with the audience.“

Martin Arch, Chief Buyer, Miller and Green

“Before I studied CIPS I didn’t know how much I needed (Central) but I can safely say now I definitely did. Thank you! “

Clare Whiteside, Procurement officer, JCPenney

“I wanted to let you know our entire procurement team was inspired by the training programme you delivered.”

Sue Lawrence, HR Director, Aereo

“Reliable, do what they say they will do. Friendly, very caring, and interested tutors. Good communication system.”

Manveer Singh

Contact us

Central Business School
[email protected]
01908 698 849

Milton Keynes Business Centre,
Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood,
MK14 6GD

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