CIPS Level 3 - Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 3 Course is designed for individuals already working in a practical role. It helps them to enhance essential skills. It assists you to be a more assured problem-solver. It helps them to perform both new and existing tasks. It helps them to improve fundamental skills in their operational role.

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  • 50 Hours Training
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  • 27 Jul, 2024 / 27 Jul, 2024
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What is The CIPS Level 3 Course All About?

The CIPS Level 3 Course helps professionals with at least two years of experience in the sector. This certification helps people who understand demand management, supply chain logistics, and new contract execution.

Why is The CIPS Level 3 Course Important?

A CIPS Level 3 Course demonstrates an individual's ability to understand and fulfil the responsibilities of a procurement and supply chain management professional. It signifies that the professional has undergone the necessary training to excel in the role and highlights their commitment to precision.

Why Do Companies Hire Professionals After Completion of CIPS Level 3 Course?

CIPS Level 3 Course showcases an individual's capacity to understand the duties of procurement and supply professionals. It assists individuals who have received essential training. Hence enabling them to carry out their role with high standards and minimal errors. It validates one's competence in procurement and supply.

Industry Trends

In the CIPS Level 3 Course, digitization is an essential instrument for solving governance, social, and environmental issues.  Before the pandemic, procurement was already moving towards digitization. As a result, the acceptance and application of digital solutions have accelerated due to the necessity for control during global disruptions. 

Market trends

With the increasing need for procurement and supply chain professionals in organizations. There are promising career opportunities in this field. Over 65% of managers prefer having CIPS Level 3 professionals on their teams. Hence the demand for the CIPS Level 3 Course is higher. The demand for skilled procurement and supply operations professionals is at its peak. With 61% of recruiters giving priority to candidates for procurement-related job roles.

Salary Trends

After completion of the CIPS Level 3 Course. Professionals are highly valued by over 67% of supply chain professionals within their organizations. These skills are now acknowledged and esteemed in top managerial roles. 

These are some of the salaries earned by professionals in the MENA regions:

  • ⮞ Dubai: AED 10,000 monthly
  • ⮞ Saudi Arabia: SAR 62,376 monthly
  • ⮞ Bahrain: BHD 2630 monthly

Demand & Opportunities

Employers highly value CIPS Level 3 Courses as they are internationally recognized. Attaining these certifications improves job prospects, enhances chances of promotion, and boosts earning potential. 

A few of the most-sought procurement jobs available (as observed in popular job portals) are as follows:

  1. Procurement Officer
  2. Procurement Specialist
  3. Stock Controller
  4. Supply Chain Analyst
  5. Logistics Analyst

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the CIPS Level 3 Course will enable you to:

  • Gain knowledge across various sectors of procurement and supply
  • Master the diverse types of pricing arrangements within commercial agreements
  • Gain influence of the external environment on procurement and supply
  • Identify the various types of documentation commonly used in procurement and supply
  • Understand the importance of documented policies and procedures 

Course Module

  • Know the different sectors of procurement and supply
  • Understand types of pricing arrangements in commercial agreement
  • Know the external environment and its impact on procurement and supply
  • Understand procedures that regulate procurement and supply
  • Know the administrative content and key tasks associated with commercial contracts
  • Understand how to achieve competitive pricing and the role of negotiation in procurement and supply
  • Know how effective tendering is achieved
  • Understand how to measure contract performance
  •  Understand the concepts of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Understand the environmental impact of procurement and supply
  • Know the implications of CSR for the procurement and supply function
  • Understand methods to monitor Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in procurement and supply
  • Know techniques that can achieve added value and its contribution to organisational success
  • Know tasks associated with each stage of the sourcing process
  • Understand the significance of ethics for procurement and supply
  • Understand how operational performance of the procurement and supply function can be measured and improved
  • Know how the individual can support overall organisational success in procurement and supply
  • Understand team dynamics and their influence on procurement and supply
  • Understand the challenges associated with, and methods to achieve organisational change

Program Dates

27 Jul
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  • Online Live
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

Learners Point has a reputation for high-quality training that makes a difference in people’s lives. We undertake a practical and innovative approach to working closely with businesses to improve their workforce. Our expertise is wide-ranging with ample support from our expert trainers who are globally recognized and hold a diverse set of experiences in their field of expertise. We are proud of our instructors who take ownership of our distinctive and comprehensive training methodologies, help our students imbibe those with ease, and accomplish gracefully.

We at Learners Point believe in encouraging our students to embark upon a journey of lifelong learning and self-development, with the aid of our comprehensive and distinctive courses tailored to current market trends. The manifestation of our career-oriented approach is what we assure through a pleasant professional enriched environment with cutting-edge technology, and an outstanding while highly acknowledged training staff that uses up-to-date methodologies and quality course material. With our aim to mold professionals to be future leaders, our industry expert trainers provide the best in town mentorship to our students while endowing them with the thirst for knowledge and inspiring them to strive for professional and human excellence.

Our Trainer

Paromita Ghosh brings around 17 years of experience in delivering exceptional procurement, import, export, and supply chain support services to internal and external customers of projects and corporations. She has vast procurement expertise with a focus on time-bound and cost-effective procurement through extensive sourcing, selection evaluation, and negotiation, adding substantial value and achieving significant cost savings.

Paromita also manages the challenging task of meeting customer expectations by acting as a liaison between customers and suppliers and ensuring seamless communication. She is also an expert in setting ambitious goals to achieve cost savings annually on overall procurement for corporates and projects. She has successfully met stringent delivery deadlines while adhering to procurement principles 

Paromita has actively contributed to the education domain as a Speaker in CIPS Webinars on exam success for the MENA region. Also serves as a Volunteer on the CIPS Northern Emirates Branch Committee. Paromita Ghosh, with her extensive experience and commitment to excellence, is a valuable asset in the realm of procurement and supply chain management.

Core Competencies

  • ⦾ Best Practices in Contract Management 
  • ⦾ Forecasting, Planning, Execution 
  • ⦾ Category Management
  • ⦾ Tenders, Bids, Negotiation 
  • ⦾ Procurement & Supply Management 
  • ⦾ Leadership & Team Management 
  • ⦾ Strategic Sourcing 
  • ⦾ Erp/ SAP P2P /Sage / Oracle 
  • ⦾ Vendor Management

Professional Qualifications

  • ⦾ Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Marketing & HRD 
  • ⦾ Master of Science
  • ⦾ Bachelor of Science in Botany Honors 


  • ⦾ Currently studying for the MCIPS Certification from Chartered Institute, UK
  • ⦾ CIPS Level 4 & CIPS Level 5 from Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, UK.

Professional Skills

  • ⦾ CIPS Northern Emirates Committee Member- Education
  • ⦾ Trainer, Learners Point Academy, Dubai

Ms. Paromita Ghosh

Why Count on Learners Point?

Being an accredited course provider of the CIPS Level 3 Course, at Learners Point we help professionals master the necessary skill sets to complete the certification in procurement and supply operation - CIPS Level 3.

Following are the USPs our CIPS Level 3 Course offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organisations face and design our CIPS Level 3 course as per practical requirements.
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while you are in a demanding role.
  • Our bespoke CIPS Level 3 course also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment.
  • Apart from organising group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our program 
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional.

Learners Experience

"The flexibility of the CIPS Level 3 Course allowed me to balance work and study. The course's practical focus honed my skills, making me a valuable asset in my workplace."

Tanvi Deol

Procurement Specialist

The CIPS, Level 3 Course deepened my understanding. The real-world scenarios in the course were spot-on, preparing me for complex challenges in my career."

Hamidi Azan

Contract Administrator

"No experience needed! CIPS Level 3 Course was my starting point in procurement, and it laid a solid foundation. The course structure and support were fantastic."

Evim Jane

Logistics Manager

"CIPS Level 3 Course exceeded my expectations. The practical insights and industry relevance were invaluable. I secured a promotion soon after completing the program!"

Rakima Shah

Supply Chain Analyst

"Completing the CIPS Level 3 Course was a game-changer for me. The knowledge gained opened new doors, and I now approach procurement with confidence. Highly recommended!"

Udin Ali

Procurement Officer

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FAQs on CIPS Level 3 Course

The full form of the CIPS Level 3 is Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Level 3.

It is recommended that individuals start with the CIPS Level 2 Course or CIPS Level 3 Course.

A total of 300 study hours is required to complete the CIPS Level 3 course.

The CIPS Level 3 exam consists of 60 questions.

The exam format of the CIPS Level 3 Certification exam is multiple choice questions (MCQs).

There are many advantages or benefits of CIPS qualification for individuals in the field of procurement and supply chain management. Some of these perks involve improving ethical sourcing practices, negotiating equitable contracts, managing supplier partnerships, and fostering accredited teams.

The CIPS qualification is widely acknowledged as a benchmark of proficiency in procurement and supply chain management on a global scale. Numerous benefits of CIPS qualification contribute to its significance in the job market, including honing negotiation abilities, creating improved supplier relationships, staying abreast of industry developments, and cultivating a robust team.

CIPS Level 3 Course is a beginner's qualification. If the individual already has a CIPS Level 2 Certificate, this qualification will add to the existing knowledge.

Usually, 12-14 months are required to complete the CIPS Level 3 Course.

The examination fee for the CIPS Level 3 test is £1,300 and £1,600.

The duration of the CIPS Level 3 Certification exam is 120 minutes.

CIPS certification programs address the needs of individuals at various points in their careers, providing tailored expertise and competencies to propel their procurement professions forward. The leading five CIPS certification courses include CIPS Level 2 certificate, CIPS Level 3 advanced certificate, CIPS Level 4 diploma, CIPS Level 5 advanced diploma and CIPS Level 6 professional diploma.

There are several possible career options for you after acquiring a CIPS certification in the procurement and supply chain management sector. Among these choices are the pursuit of higher-level credentials like MCIPS or FCIPS, involvement in continuous professional growth initiatives, and attendance at industry-specific conferences and consortia, among other possibilities.

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