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CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Day)

(SCQF level 8)

Business & Procurement, Education and Humanities

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 36 weeks


City Campus


£ 1620


The course provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfill objectives. It gives you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality and timescales, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

This blended learning course includes a variety of teaching modules, tuition, and course materials. 

There will also be CIPS revision papers which will reflect the new syllabus introduced in 2018.

City of Glasgow College are delighted that we've recently had our status as a Centre of Excellence for CIPS renewed.


The total cost of the qualification is £1620* (this excludes exam fees which are payable to the college on a per exam basis).

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You will need to have achieved the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply or equivalent. If in doubt, please check with CIPS.
  • CIPS membership is also required and this is payable to CIPS.  You can find out about membership here.

What you study

You will study:-

  • L5 M2 Managing Supply Chain Risk.
  • L5 M3 Managing Contractual Risk.
  • L5M1 Managing Teams and Individuals.
  • L5M6 Category Management.
  • L5M8 Project and Change Management.
  • L5M7 Achieving Competitive advantage through the Supply Chain.
  • L5M5 Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply.
  • L5M9 Operations Management.
  • L5 M10 Logistics Management.
  • L5M4 Advanced Contract and Financial Management.

You are also advised to purchase the CIPS study guides in advance of your studies. 

Your CIPS membership is paid directly to CIPS. 


How the course is taught

The course is taught as a blended learning approach where you will attend college for 20 half-day workshops. In-between you will receive tutor support via our online virtual learning environment where you will also be given access to a variety of learning support materials such as presentations, podcasts, exam practice papers and case studies. 

Advanced Diploma classes are taught on Wednesdays and you will be expected to attend 20 half-day (4 hour) sessions. 

Assessment methods

Assessments are held at City of Glasgow College and we follow the CIPS exam diet.

Additional Information


You are advised to purchase the course book before your first workshop.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1620