Examination for this level is via four exams of 60 multiple choice questions and one workbook assessment. The required pass mark for AC1, AC2, AC4 and AC5 is 75%. For the AC3 workbook assessment the required pass mark is 50%. All CIPS Level 3 exams are scheduled in May, July and November every year. The cost for exams at this level is currently £76 per unit (subject to change by CIPS at any time). Click here for more information about CIPS Assessments.
CIPS has an excellent Exam Techniques Guide which we would recommend you read. Click here to download it.
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Our UK students can sit exams at one of our CIPS exam centres in East Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield or Birmingham. Alternatively you can take your exams at one of the many CIPS Regional Exam Centres across the UK and the rest of the world.
Your CIPS Advanced Certificate Level 3 training programme
Your training will be a combination of tutor support and study material over a 12 month period. You will be expected to undertake approximately 30 guided learning hours per unit.
With Distance Learning you don’t have to wait or aim for any particular term date to start. Your training will be a combination of tutor support and self-study material over a 12 month period. The main difference with Distance Learning is that you are in charge of your own timetable, otherwise it is similar to our conventional programmes.
Successful completion of the Level 3 Advanced Certificate provides a route for progression on to the CIPS Level 4 Diploma, the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma and finally the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ professional experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters MCIPS on your business card. It’s what businesses and employers are looking for. You will also be invited to attend the annual CIPS Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham.