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Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

Procurement and Supply Management


The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed for those who are within an operational role and will provide the knowledge, skills and understanding in order to carry out procurement and supply tasks. The learner will develop the knowledge to understand demand management, arrange supply logistics and implement new contracts.


Below are some benefits of completing the CIPS programme:

  • Enhanced career opportunities in procurement and supply chain management roles
  • Acquisition of strategic sourcing skills vital for organisational cost savings
  • Networking opportunities with professionals and organisations in procurement and supply
  • Practical knowledge applicable across industries, fostering adaptability and versatility
  • Professional accreditation as a Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional
  • Development of negotiation and contract management expertise for effective supplier relationships


Below are some of the main features of this programme:

  • Internationally recognised
  • ACTT recognised
  • Flexible entry requirements
  • Affordable
  • Flexible payment terms

Target Audience

The CIPS programme is perfect for:

  • Administrators
  • Assistant Buyers
  • Assistant Contract Officers
  • Contract Analysts
  • Stock/Inventory Controllers and Planners

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this programme – all are welcome to join and learn.

Programme Content

Students must successfully complete 30 credits comprising of:

  • 4 core modules (each 6 credits)
  • 1 elective module (6 credits)

Procurement and Supply Environments 

L3M1 Core 6 Credits OR

Ethical Procurement and Supply 

L3M2 Core 6 Credits OR

Contract Administration

L3M3 Core 6 Credits OR

Team Dynamics and Change

L3M4 Core 6 Credits OR
Socially Responsible Procurement L3M5 Elective 6 Credits OR
Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution L3M6 Elective 6 Credits OR


  • CTS College will be offering classes for 12 credits per semester (two 6-credit modules)
  • 6-credit modules are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (1st module) and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (2nd module)
  • Duration: 6 Saturdays

The following is the module delivery schedule for each semester:

  A B C D E F


Jan to Mar

Mar to May

May to Jul

Jul to Sep

Sep to Nov Nov to Mar

Level 3 - Advanced Certificate

  • L3M1
  • L3M2
  • L3M3
  • L3M4
  • L3M6
  • L3M1
  • L3M2
  • L3M3
  • L3M4
  • L3M6

Note: Other study options will be offered by CTS College as they become available.


Students are required to write an Objective Response [OR] exam for each completed module.

Objective Response [OR] - Single, short questions that requires the candidate to choose or type a response to the question where the correct answer(s) are predetermined. These are auto marked. There are typically 15 available sitting options per OR exam during the OR exam week.

Fees & Discounts


Fees are payable to CTS College and CIPS. Fees can be paid per semester and students are only required to pay for those units that they are enrolled in. CTS College offers the following competitive pricing for the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations programme:

CTS College Registration Fee CTS College Tuition Fee
(per module) TTD
CIPS Registration Fee CIPS Renewal Fee CIPS OR Exam Fee
(per module)

$200 per semester

Programme Level 6 Credit 12 Credit
Level 3 $1,200 N/A

(paid first year)

(paid annually from year 2)

£50 (Exam Fee)
£30 (Exam Venue Fee)

Payment plans are available for CTS College tuition fees.

Discounts Available

Please contact us to find out how you can save up to $2,700 off your CIPS programme fees.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where an initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the next two months. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

CTS College Payments

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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CIPS Payments

Please click here to view full instructions on how to pay the CIPS fees.

How To Apply

Registration for the Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations Level 3 programme is a 2-step process:

Registering with CTS College

Students must register with CTS College each semester in order to undertake tuition. Registration is done at the CTS College administration office.

Registering with CIPS

Students must also register with CIPS before they can undertake any CIPS examination. Additionally, students will be required to pay an annual subscription fee each year to renew their CIPS membership. Membership with CIPS also allows students access to CIPS online resources which will be useful for examination and continued professional development.

The most direct way to become a CIPS Member is by joining online at https://www.cips.org/en/membership/why-join-cips/how-to-join/. Payment by credit card will be required for your application to be processed. If you do not have a credit card please contact CTS College’s administrative office for assistance. Forms are also available at CTS College’s administration office, where students can receive further assistance.

Student Support

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this programme. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Jude Bernard
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 796-2140

Mr. Sheldon C. Singh
Programme Administrator
Phone: (868) 398-5035

E-mail: CIPS@CTSCollege.com

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