This level is for people new to the profession with little or no business experience.  This is the first of our three entry level qualifications and is ideal for you if you’re just starting your career, or if procurement and supply is part of your role.

It’s also ideal if you are aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply without any prior knowledge of the profession.


Skype Tutorials – Personal Tutor, Text Books, Slide packs

Skype Course – £1,295  + vat

Who Should Consider This Level

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Procurement Assistant / Apprentices
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Stock Controller
  • Merchandiser
  • People new to the business environment

Course Formats

  • Skype Tutorials – Flexible Times, Personal Tutor plus 15 Skype Tutorials

What do the new modules cover on the new Level 2 CIPS course?

Courses Content & Modules

Five CORE modules make up the required 18 credits are L2M1, L2M2, L2M3, L2M4, L2M5.

You are required to complete 18 credits to achieve this qualification.

What are credits?

Credits are a way of quantifying the number of study hours needed to complete a qualification.

1 credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study. Each module is given a credit value of 3 or 6 credits.

So what is covered in each of the new modules?


L2M1: Introducing Procurement & Supply: Understand the role of procurement & supply in organisations.  Identify common procurement terms and understand the impact of procurement & supply.  Learn the “Five Rights” of procurement & supply, the stages of the sourcing process, administration processes and ethical responsibilities.

L2M2: Procurement & Supply Operations: Understand the types of organisation, how they operate and contractual agreements.  Identify sources of information on suppliers and learn pricing techniques.

L2M3: Stakeholder Relationships: Know who the stakeholders are in procurement & supply, and other internal & external stakeholders.  Identify the key market factors which impact the function and the techniques associated with effective stakeholder communication.  Learn approaches to conflict resolution.

L2M4: Systems Technology: Understand the use of systems technology and how they contribute to procurement & supply (ie: e-sourcing, e-tendering).  Types of system for supplier selection ordering & payment.  Know why quality management is important.

L2M5: Inventory, Logistics & Expediting: Learn the key elements for inventory control.  Understand the principles & processes associated with effective logistics control.  Learn how effective expediting can be achieved.

You must complete all FIVE CORE MODULES

Entry Requirements

None – you don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to start your studies at this stage.

Module Examinations

Each exam is 60 multiple choice questions which need to be answered in 90 minutes.

NB. All students have to join CIPS as a Student Member (£187) and also book their exams direct with CIPS. Membership & exam fees are paid directly to CIPS by the student.

Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply. You can join as a member online or by downloading a membership form.

Packages, Prices & Schedules

If you’re interested in this course, please contact us for more information about the packages, price and schedules.