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CIPS Level 2 Certificate In Procurement And Supply Operations

(SCQF level 8)

Business & Procurement, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

10th Jan 2022, 36 weeks




9:30 - 13:30


City Campus


£ 627


This CIPS level 2 course is ideal for anyone new to the Procurement profession, with little or no business experience and those aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply.

It is also ideal for managers in other professions and business leaders or entrepreneurs who need to understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on business success.

You'll come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to procurement and supply. You’ll be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to identify, gather and use relevant information.

The complete syllabus can be downloaded directly from CIPS Procurement and Supply Qualifications | CIPS

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

Students must be register with CIPS as a Student Member before commencing the Course.

What you study

You'll study 5 modules:

Introducing Procurement and Supply

On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify the fundamental roles and activities, the systems, procedures, processes and contracts associated with the procurement and supply function.

Procurement and Supply Operations

On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify types of business organisations. They will define the fundamentals and components of the contracting process, identify sources of information on suppliers and customers and define pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.

Stakeholder Relationships

On completion of this module, learners will be able to define stakeholders and explain the key market factors that impact on the procurement and supply function. They will also define the role of effective communication in the successful development and maintenance of internal and external relationships.

Systems Technology

On completion of this module, learners will be able to define the uses of, and identify the advantages offered by systems technology in improving procurement and supply activity whilst maintaining overall quality

Inventory, Logistics and Expediting

On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the key role that inventory has to play and define the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control, explaining how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply.


After the course


Following this course you could pursue a career in procurement at entry level such as junior buyer or procurement analyst.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

Completion of this course allows progression to CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply


How the course is taught

The course is intended to be taught while you are working. You will attend City of Glasgow College for 8 full day classroom workshops throughout the course. Your tutor will provide you with reading, activities and other resources to complete in between each workshop. Your tutor will also be available on our Virtual Learning Environment and email to support you in between each workshop.
Additionally, we recommend that you also commit to at least 54 self study hours. This includes wider reading of the subject areas and revision to give yourself the best preparation for successfully achieving the qualification, the assessment time per module, will be included within this.

Assessment methods

Each module has an Objective Response exam (OR).

These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. They are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners.

Examinations take place at City of Glasgow College.

Additional Information


  • You will need to buy the CIPS study guides from the CIPS website.
  • You must register as CIPS student member direct with CIPS.
  • Exam fees per exam are set by CIPS and details of fees will be given on induction.

In the academic year 2020/2021 these were £48 per exam.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    10th Jan 2022, 36 weeks
  • Day(s):
    9:30 - 13:30
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 627