SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd

AC5 Procurement and Supply Relationships

By purchasing this course you agree to the following:

  • You have a valid CIPS student membership
  • You have located your nearest CIPS exam centre and registered for the exam by the CIPS exam entry deadline (see here for Assessment timetable
  • You have at least 12-18 months work experience in a commercial environment or have completed CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply
  • You understand that the CIPS Advanced Certificate is equivilant to A level, NVQ3, Foundation studies (UK), SAQA NQF level 5 (SA), NZQA level 4 (NZ), AQF certificate IV (VET/AUS) TQF level 3 (TEVETA)
  • You will order the relevant CIPS study guide from for this unit. If you would like to order the guide for you please email - additional charges will apply

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This is one of a series of progressive procurement and supply management qualifications designed by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. The qualification is aimed at individuals with limited business experience or qualifications in procurement who wish to progress onto Levels 4, 5 and 6 and develop their career towards junior management roles.
Often, it is those who have been working in procurement for some months and would like to obtain a qualification. This qualification aims to give individuals some insight into best practices, learn new skills and techniques to improve their own efficiency and effectiveness but also to familiarise themselves with procurement terminology.

Course: 5 Compulsory Units
- AC1 Procurement & Supply Environments
- AC2 Procurement & Supply Operations
- AC3 Procurement & Supply Workflow
- AC4 Inventory and Logistics Operations
- AC5 Procurement & Supply Relationships

Why choose this delivery method?:

Our CIPS Distance Learning packages have been extremely successful, achieving an excellent pass rate and 100% retention. Unlike most distant learning our packages offer full support from CIPS qualified tutors and practitioners.

Our online virtual learning environment includes structured teaching throughout breaking the sessions into bite size pieces making it easy to follow. Clear instructions and user guidance are given at the start to ensure ease of use. Students can work at their own pace through the learning outcomes. The voiceover makes it unique to any other distance option on the market allowing the content to come to life with many real life examples and guidance on best practice. The content is easy to follow and link to the study guide with formative assessments including assignment, quizzes, and questions throughout.

The VLE system tracks the delegates progress through the unit. In addition, all this learners have access to other resources such as revision guidance, self-test questions, exemplar papers, and past papers plus additional notes and resources. Tutors can be conacted for support via the online messaging system.


  • One unit from CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply
  • Access to VLE system with progress mapping for 3 months
  • Online guided learning
  • Revision guidance with self-test questions
  • Exemplar paper
  • Other learning resources, acronyms and notes
  • Ask the tutor – email/message tutors for additional support

Assessment: Multiple choice exam per unit (5 in total). Exam series May, July & November