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Course books for CIPS Qualifications

CIPS has published a full suite of course books to support the qualification unit content launched by CIPS in March 2013.


The books have been produced in partnership with Profex Limited and further our aim to establish a world class publishing operation dedicated to the needs of the procurement profession.

 

Please follow the links below to find the course book to match your study.  Studying members can also follow this link to access exemplar questions and answers for the 2013 qualifications which will further help them in their studies.

 

Once you have bought your books, please check the 'Upgrading the course books' web-page to see if we've added a note on anything that needed correcting or clarifying, or for example, if a piece of legislation has been updated, or an organisation has changed its name.

 

Jan 2018 - PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTES BELOW 

 

Important Notice
We are currently updating  all of our qualifications, the last opportunity to take any exams for the current Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is May 2019. There will be no further opportunities therefore only buy these course books as a learning resource if you will have time to enter the exams in time for May 2019 as we will not be able to provide a refund. We will provide regular updates by email and through CIPS social media channels, you can also check the qualifications review webpage for updates.

Certificate in procurement and supply operations full set (NC)

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Please read carefully:

  • CIPS are updating Certificate, and Advanced Certificate Qualifications in 2018.

  • The last assessment (examination) opportunity for the current Certificate, and Advanced Certificate modules, is in November 2018.

  • Please only buy a book if you are confident you will be able to complete your studies in this time, as CIPS will not refund you for unused books.

  • Please note that current books will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications. New resources for studying the updated qualifications will be available from September 2018 onwards.

  • For up-to-date information on the 2018 Qualifications Review, please visit this page.  
(July 2018)

Certificate in procurement and supply operations full set (NC) 

Procurement and Supply Principles (NC1)       

Procurement and Supply Functions (NC2)

Procurement and Supply Processes (NC3)

Procurement and Supply Administration (NC4)

Procurement and Supply Stakeholders (NC5)

Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations full set (AC)

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Please read carefully:

  • CIPS are updating Certificate, and Advanced Certificate Qualifications in 2018.

  • The last assessment (examination) opportunity for the current Certificate, and Advanced Certificate modules, is in November 2018.

  • Please only buy a book if you are confident you will be able to complete your studies in this time, as CIPS will not refund you for unused books.

  • Please note that current books will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications. New resources for studying the updated qualifications will be available from September 2018 onwards.

  • For up-to-date information on the 2018 Qualifications Review, please visit this page.  
(July 2018)

Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations full set (AC)

Procurement and Supply Environments (AC1)

Procurement and Supply Operations (AC2)

Procurement and Supply Workflow (AC3)

Inventory and Logistics Operations (AC4)

Procurement and Supply Relationships (AC5)

Diploma in procurement and supply full set (D)

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Please read carefully:

  • Certificate and Advanced Certificate qualifications are changing in 2018. Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Professional Diploma are changing in 2019.

  • The last assessment (examination) opportunity for the current Qualification will be May 2019.

  • Please only buy a book if you are confident you will be able to complete your studies in this time, as CIPS will not refund you for unused books.

  • Please note that current books will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications. New resources for studying the updated qualifications will be available from September 2018 onwards.

  • For up-to-date information on the 2018 Qualifications Review, please visit this page.  
(July 2018)

Diploma in procurement and supply full set (D)


Contexts of Procurement and Supply (D1)

Business Needs in Procurement and Supply (D2)

Sourcing in Procurement and Supply (D3)

Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement and Supply (D4)

Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply (D5)


Advanced Diploma in procurement and supply (AD)

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Please read carefully:

  • Certificate and Advanced Certificate qualifications are changing in 2018. Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Professional Diploma are changing in 2019.

  • The last assessment (examination) opportunity for the current Qualification will be May 2019. 

  • Please only buy a book if you are confident you will be able to complete your studies in this time, as CIPS will not refund you for unused books.

  • Please note that current books will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications. New resources for studying the updated qualifications will be available from September 2018 onwards.

  • For up-to-date information on the 2018 Qualifications Review, please visit this page.  
(July 2018)

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply


Core: Management in Procurement and Supply (AD1)

Core: Managing risks in supply chains (AD2)

Core: Improving the Competitiveness of Supply chains (AD3)

Option: Category Management in Procurement and Supply (AD4)

Option: Sustainability in Supply Chains (AD5)

Option: Operations management in Supply Chains (AD6)


Professional Diploma in procurement and supply (PD)

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Please read carefully:

  • Certificate and Advanced Certificate qualifications are changing in 2018. Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Professional Diploma are changing in 2019.

  • The last assessment (examination) opportunity for the current Qualification will be May 2019. 

  • Please only buy a book if you are confident you will be able to complete your studies in this time, as CIPS will not refund you for unused books.

  • Please note that current books will not be suitable for studying the updated qualifications. New resources for studying the updated qualifications will be available from September 2018 onwards.

  • For up-to-date information on the 2018 Qualifications Review, please visit this page.  
(July 2018)

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply


Core: Leadership in Procurement and Supply (PD1)

Core: Corporate and business strategy (PD2)

Core: Strategic Supply chain Management (PD3)

Option: Supply Chain Diligence (PD4)

Option: Programme and Project management (PD5)

Option: Legal aspects in procurement and supply (UK) (PD6)