CIPS Advanced Procurement and Supply Operations Certificate (Level 3)

CIPS Advanced Procurement and Supply Operations Certificate (Level 3)

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CIPS Advanced Procurement and Supply Operations Certificate (Level 3)

The CIPS advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed to help you develop the capability to carry out purchasing and supply tasks and is ideal for individuals new to purchasing or who are currently in purchasing who lack formal qualifications.

Leeds City College has delivered CIPS qualifications for many years and has been awarded Centre of Excellence status by CIPS in recognition of its excellent exam results and provision of CIPS courses.

The majority of our tutors are CIPS qualified with a recognised teaching qualification and a background in procurement in the public and private sector, to ensure that we cover the syllabus effectively for you with current and relevant examples. 

Please contact us for more information.


Duration 25 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 03/01/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 42270-01
Fee £1,250

What you learn

There are 4 core modules:

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


And 2 elective units (of which 1 is chosen)

  • Socially Responsible Procurement
  • Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop the robust knowledge to: understand and apply demand management through manual or IT based systems, carry out stock valuation and ordering, arrange supply logistics and the necessary paperwork, and implement new contracts, including queries on performance, and financial management and contract review.

For more information, you will find the detailed Unit Content Guide at


How you will be assessed

CIPS qualifications are assessed in examination conditions, but four modules are multi-choice question and answer exam and the Procurement and Supply Workflow module is assessed through a workbook.

All CIPS modules are currently assessed by CIPS externally assessed exams and you may take exams in November, January, March, May and July either here at the College or another exam centre if it is more convenient for you.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course is delivered at the Printworks Campus.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are at least GCSE grade C in English and Maths.


Course fees: £1250 

What's next

On achievement of the CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, you can proceed to study the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply (L4) at Leeds City College.

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite