Exams

Accredited examination centre

APA Procurement Training is an accredited examination provider of CIPS Examinations.  We run exams in all of the subjects available on the CIPS syllabus for each exam series through the year in November, January, March, May and July. 

All exams are now Computer Based, either Objective response (OR) exams which are flexi-scheduled with three sittings per day on Tuesday and Thursday in Week 1 of each series. Or Constructed response (CR) exams are timetabled in Week 2 of each exam series.

If you are studying with us, you are able to sit for all your examinations at our Centre in Swindon. Examination Fees (including Examination Centre Fees) will be in additon to the price of the published course fee.

Unfortunately following the introduction of the new 2018 CIPS Syllabus and exam format changes, we are no longer able to offer external students our centre to sit their exams.

Examination booking

For those studying with us we will book your exams on your behalf and we will need your CIPS membership number to book your exam.

The examination subject timetables are published on the CIPS website as well as in the Supply Management journal.   Please check if you are entering for more than one examination in the same exam period that they are not being held at the same time and on the same day.

Reasonable adjustment and special consideration

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. In some instances, candidates may require adjustments to the assessment process to give them an equal opportunity.

Applications for Reasonable Adjustments should be made direct to CIPS at least eight weeks prior to the date of the examination or assessment.

Candidates may also apply for Special Consideration in instances that could not possibly be predicted, such as in the event of personal issues that might impact on your exam performance. Such applications must be made within 7 days of the date of the examination.

Once you have applied for reasonable adjustment of special consideration to CIPS, please let APA Procurement Training know as soon as you can.  Reasonable adjustment can include the use of a reader/emanuensis or additional examination time.  Once we have confirmation from CIPS, we are very happy to make the required arrangements at our Centre.

For further details of our CIPS training courses, contact us by emailing sarah@apatraining.co.uk or calling 01793 228 969. Alternatively, submit an online enquiry here.