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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

6th Mar 2023, 36 weeks


City Campus


£ 1400


City of Glasgow College is a CIPS Centre of Excellence. All our lecturers are either Masters or MCIPS qualified.  

All our CIPS courses are student led.   

You will spend 40% of your time engaging in tutorials and 60% engaging with our Virtual Learning Environment, completing activities, engaging in discussions and completing practice papers.  

What will I learn  

You will come away with a clear knowledge and an understanding of facts, procedures and ideas 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. 

Who is it for  

For anyone new to the 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 

Benefits of Studying CIPS 

  • Network with members in over 150 countries worldwide. 
  • 90% of CIPS students have said it has led to promotions within their workplace.
  • 60% of employers request MCIPS when recruiting.  
  • Earn over 20% more when CIPS qualified.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • This is an entry-level qualification, and there are no formal entry requirements. 

Additional selection requirements

  • Students must join CIPS as a student member. 
  • Study guides are included in the cost.  
  • Exam fees are included in the cost (except for resits). These are £54 as of 22/23 and may be subject to change. 

What you study

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

  • 5 core modules make up 18 of the required credits.  
  • 1 module carries 6 credits, with the rest carrying 3 credits.  

After the course


Following this course, you could pursue a career in entry level or junior procurement roles. 

Continuing Study

After completing the CIPS level 2 certificate, you can proceed onto the CIPS level 4 Diploma. 


How the course is taught

This course is taught on campus usually delivered on a Monday between 9am - 12pm, with revision sessions online, via Teams.  

Teaching includes student led sessions further supplemented by activities and support on our Virtual Learning Environment. 

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.

Assessment methods

Each module has an exam. Both the three and six credit module exams are Objective Response.  

Objective response (OR) are computer-based, which allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. The exam time for three/six credit modules are 60/90 minutes, respectively. 

Examinations take place at City of Glasgow College or remote invigilation can be organised for an additional fee. 

Additional Information


Alternative Dates and Times

Days(s) Time Dates Duration Duration Course
Monday 9:30 - 13:00 14th Aug 2023 - 29th Jul 2024 36 weeks 36 weeks View »
Monday 9:30 - 13:00 11th Dec 2023 - 9th Dec 2024 36 weeks 36 weeks View »
Monday 9:30 - 13:00 4th Mar 2024 - 3rd Mar 2025 36 weeks 36 weeks View »