The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply consists of three compulsory units.One of these, Improving Supply Chain Performance is an integrative unit which is designed to draw together the knowledge and understanding achieved in the other four units and to demonstrate how these units combine and integrate in a working environment. The integrative unit should be taken after the compulsory units have been completed. Additionally you must choose two optional units from a choice of five:
- Marketing for Purchasers *
- Storage and Distribution
- Operations Management in the Supply Chain
- The Machinery of Government*
* - Tuition not offered at SBCS
ADVANCED DIPLOMA / LEVEL 5
(International) Advanced Certificate in Purchasing and Supply or
Completion of the Foundation Diploma level 4
CIPS provides a programme of continuous improvement in professional standards and raises awareness of the contribution that purchasing and supply makes to corporate, national and international prosperity. On completion of this programme you can pursue a profession in the field of purchasing, procurement or supply chain management.
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
This programme is GATE approved. Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago can apply for Government Assistance through the GATE Programme. Government subsidizes the full cost of tuition fees. Students wanting to subscribe for funding must fulfill the entry requirements of the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE).
Each level within the CIPS qualifications (Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma) is recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE) as five (5) separate programmes. Each programme is approved for GATE funding for a maximum of one (1) year.
Students are not entitled to any additional GATE funding to repeat papers within CIPS programmes. Exemptions would be considered on an individual basis by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE).
Will be required to bring originals as well as copies of their CXC/GCE/CAPE certificates.
Must show proof of attempting the previous papers that were funded by GATE. They must also show proof of having registered with the Professional Body (CIPS).
Rules of Progression
Advanced Diploma to Graduate Diploma Level:
Students must have passed all five subjects of the Advanced Diploma Level, to attempt the examination at the Graduate Diploma Level.
Duration Of Programme
It is structured as a Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma. Please note students who have successfully completed the Certificate & Advanced Certificate would gain direct entry to the Advance Diploma Level. The programme can be completed in three to four years.
SBCS' Registration Deadline is usually two weeks before the start of the upcoming semester. Students will also be required to register with the respective foreign bodies. Course Administration will advise as to all deadline dates for foreign fee payments.