Level 3 (Distance Learning)

CIPS Advanced Certificate

The second of our three entry level qualifications* it will help you to prepare for a career in procurement and supply and progress onto the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. You have four core modules to complete then choose one elect

Do you want to advance your career, earn more and achieve greater employability?

Stop feeling stuck and gain the qualifications needed to fast track your future.

Do you lack qualifications to back up your experience?
Do you secretly worry that your instincts are wrong because of this lack of training?

I was in your position. I worked in procurement roles without any training and wondered whether my instincts and processes were correct and in line with best practice theory. This led to me constantly second guessing myself. It did not help that I was young and was desperate to be taken seriously and advance in my career.

I took the plunge and started my CIPS training, and although it sounds cheesy, it changed my life. The CIPS training showed me that I did know what I was doing and gave me the theoretical models to back me up and give me more confidence in my role. It also fast-tracked my career. The month I finished my CIPS I was offered a job with a £17,000 pay rise.

This could be you! Imagine having the qualifications, the experience, and the confidence. You will be a triple threat in the industry and have a stronger base from which to apply to new roles or achieve promotion. Yes this training is a commitment, but nothing in life worth anything comes easy.

...Invest in your future today!

What's Included?

Pre-recorded videos of each learning outcome to watch prior to class

Presentations from the video to make notes

Exercises to cover the key models and content of the module

Videos of key models

Revision sheets of the key topics from the module

Assignments or quizzes (module dependent)

Assignment marking by experienced CIPS assessors

Exam and revision techniques videos and presentation

Mock exams and revision webinars

HOW TO PURCHASE

Online Training Package

This is our premium training product with access to live virtual sessions as well as the virtual learning platform

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As an alternative to our training only package, we also offer an all inclusive service, where we book your exams and CIPS membership for you.

Why Us

What sets us apart?

Edu-tainment

Numerous research studies have found that laughter does help increase learning. One study identified that online classes are more rated by students more highly if they contain jokes and other humour, while a study claims that funny lectures are more effective lectures. Another study suggested that laughter can aid memory in adults.

This is why we subscribe to edutainment. I understand that your attention span is much less than you think, so I try to tell you stories and bring in humour where I can to hold your interest. Learning does not need to be boring and the professional manufacturing widget examples will not be seen.

Micro Learning

Microlearning is information delivered in small purposeful units. Broken down into small sections this means the learning can be better digested by the student.

We have broken down our videos into small chunks for each learning outcome 1.1, 1.2, etc. to help our students retain the information for their exam.

Not only this but we have created exercises and added YouTube videos for each outcome also. This will aid memory retention.

Expert Teaching

Our tutors are experts in Procurement & Supply, plus they are also assessors and assessment authors, meaning they write and mark questions.

This gives a 360 degree view of what is needed to pass your CIPS exams. Laura is also a neuroscience geek who understands how memory works to help you retain information and score highly in your exams!

Director of Training

Laura Scarfe

Laura is the founder and owner of Business Academy Online Ltd. Having a background in public and private sector procurement Laura has trained over 5000+ professionals in these areas over the 13 years she has been running her company.

Specialising in CIPS procurement training, negotiation, and emotional intelligence, Laura has designed and delivered training programs for multi-million-pound companies including an organisation set up under UN Charter. Having received many accolades over the course of her career for her engaging style and innovative approaches to learning, Laura believes in the concept of edu-tainment, the fact that laughter leads to greater memory retention. A gifted storyteller, her programs are infused with passion, dynamism and humour.

Through international negotiations, Laura became fascinated by human behaviour and in particular non-verbal interactions. Unintentionally insulting potential suppliers with her body language led her to studying human behaviour and create internationally recognised training courses in this area. She is one of the few trainers in the world to be a Paul Ekman Certified Trainer and has been featured numerous times on various BBC radio shows to analyse behaviour and give advice.

Laura wants to help busy professionals, achieve their qualifications to help their employability, while also helping them understand and manage their emotions and relationships to improve their confidence. Her training aim is to ensure that they not only reach but surpass their potential. When not working you are most likely to find Laura travelling the world with her partner, especially to their favourite country South Africa, or at home with her animals, her miniature daschund Pepper and her cats.

Training Only
Online Payment

£ 916.67 + VAT

  • Instant Access
Purchase
Training Only
BACS Payment

£ 916.67 + VAT

  • Access after invoice paid
Request Invoice

As an alternative to our training only package, we also offer an all inclusive service, where we book your exams and CIPS membership for you.

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Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
May 2023
M3 & M8
4
29th Mar, 5th April, 19th April, 26th April
July 2023
M4
4
25th May, 14th June, 21st June, 5th July
November 2023
M1 & M2
4
4th Oct, 11th Oct, 18th Oct, 1st Nov
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2023
M3, M5, M7
6
10th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb
May 2023
M4 & M6
4
28th March, 4th April, 25th April, 2nd May.
July 2023
M8
3
6th June, 20th June, 4th July.
November 2023
M1 & M2
5
10th Oct, 17th Oct, 24th Oct, 31st Oct, 7th Nov