CIPS Level 3- Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

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Entry requirements: No previous qualifications or professional experience is necessary to enrol on the Level 3 course. It is not necessary to have achieved the CIPS Level 2 Certificate before starting this programme.

This qualification is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks. It is ideal for junior buyers and people with less than 2 years' experience. You will develop the knowledge to understand demand management, arrange supply logistics and implement new contracts.

Assessment: Examination for this level is via four exams of 60 multiple-choice questions and one workbook assessment. The required pass mark for Units AC1 to AC2, AC4 and AC5 is 75%. For the AC3 workbook assessment, the required pass mark is 50%.


All CIPS Level 3 exams are scheduled in May, July and November every year.

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