Study Resources - Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply


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Access the full range of CIPS study resources for this qualification including past papers, sample papers, course books, elearning and sample exam papers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A full range of learning support for the updated Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply will be available from the end of the May 2019 exam series.
The availability of the new resources will be promoted by email and on our social media groups, you can also see the qualification webpage for updates about when they will be available. 

The last opportunity to take an exam on this syllabus will be in May 2019, there will be no resit opportunities.

The full range of these additional learning resources for the updated Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply will be available from the end of the May 2019 exam series. 

    Exam criteria

    Learning outcomes, exam criteria and indicative content

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    Course books and related resources

    PLEASE NOTE:
    The last exam opportunity for the current Advanced Diploma is in May 2019.

    Existing course books and elearning will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications.

    New study guides, ebooks and elearning resources for studying the updated qualification will be available from March 2019.

    Course Books

    eLearning

    Recommended Reading

    AD1 - Management in Procurement and Supply

    AD2 - Managing Risks in Supply Chains

    AD3 - Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains

    AD4 - Category Management in Procurement and Supply

    AD5 - Sustainability in Supply Chains

    AD6 - Operations Management in Supply Chains

    Past papers

    Prepare for your exam with past question papers and the principal marker's reports.

    Sample questions

    Check out the format and style of questions that you will encounter in exams:

    AD1 - Management
    Unseen case study

    AD2 - Managing risks
    Unseen case study

    AD3 - Improving competitiveness
    Pre-released case studies

    AD4 - Category management
    Exam questions

    AD5 - Sustainability
    Exam questions

    AD6 - Operations management
    Exam questions

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    Help with your studies

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    You may want to consider getting further support with a CIPS approved study centre and access structured, tutor-led learning to be certain that you have thoroughly covered the whole syllabus ahead of your exam.

    What next?

    Completed CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply?

    Progress to the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

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