The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is made up of six modules, three of which are compulsory. You must complete five modules to complete the award.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The development of management and organisational behaviour
  • The main approaches to managing individuals involved in the procurement and supply function
  • The main approaches to managing work groups or teams involved in the procurement and supply function
  • How to plan for the main aspects of human resource management for the procurement and supply function.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The nature of risks affecting supply chains
  • How effective project management can mitigate risks in supply chains
  • The main processes in managing risks in supply chains
  • How to propose risk management strategies to mitigate risks in supply chains.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The dynamics of supply chains
  • The main methodologies that can improve supply chains
  • How to develop a plan to achieve competitive advantage in supply chains
  • The main techniques for supplier development to improve supply chains.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The approaches that can be adopted to develop strategic sourcing and category managament for a mix of procurement expenditures
  • How to create a plan for a strategic sourcing or category management process
  • How to develop an implementation plan for strategic sourcing or category management processes
  • The main aspects of performance improvement for strategic sourcing or category management processes.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The impact of sustainability in supply chains
  • The initiatives and standards that can be used to improve sustainability
  • The process of incorporating sustainability into the sourcing process
  • The importance of compliance with standards to achieve sustainability in supply chains.

In this module you'll cover:

  • The concept and scope of operations management in supply chain organisations
  • Aspects of the design of operationsmanagement in supply chain organisations
  • Capacity planning and control in operations management ain supply chain organisations
  • The main improvement methodologies that can be applied in operations management.

The five modules take place on Tuesdays, they are delivered through a combination of morning, afternoon and evening lectures.

You will learn by a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical exercises. In the revision phase you will learn by attempting exam standard questions and debriefing advice by tutors on how the questions should be approached to maximise marks. It is advised that you sit one to three papers per sitting.

How you're assessed

Assessment is by sitting external examination set by the professional body CIPS.