We hope we have provided you with enough information to help you make a decision about taking a CIM qualification with us, but, if you still have some questions, don’t worry, we hope our top 10 FAQ below will be helpful!

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions!

What is the learning experience like ?

We are delighted to report a 100% success rate across all our CIM qualifications! Small class sizes help us to deliver an excellent learning experience tailored to the needs of each student. We combine virtual learning with 1-2-1 tutorials and extensive online material ensuring you feel supported, encouraged and motivated throughout your professional studies!

Summer 22 update: all classes are delivered as virtual sessions – ‘live’ tutor led sessions – supported by a series of supporting webinars, online learning materials and 1-2-1 tutorial sessions. You have the option to use our online booking system to arrange 1-2-1 tutorial sessions with your tutor. These sessions will be a wonderful support to you throughout your studies, encouraging you and reminding you of deadlines!

I’m not sure which course will suit me best?

Don’t worry! We have lots of experience guiding candidates through the process of finding the right course and the right level of course. A conversation will usually put your mind at ease! Please feel free to get in touch using our short contact form below. Click escape to return to this page.

When is the next intake for the courses?

Our courses start at various points during the year: January; April; and September. We are now accepting applications for our Sept 2021 intake.

Summer 22 update: we are currently accepting applications for the CIM Diploma (Digital and Non Digital), CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing and the CIM Certificate. The CIM Foundation Certificate will commence in later this year – register your interest now!

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes! When you study with us, you become part of our Facebook social community! We can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn too! Our social accounts can be found here: https://linktr.ee/schoolofmarketing

How long does it take to complete a CIM qualification with NW School of Marketing?

It depends on the qualification you are completing, but if you are keen to complete it as quickly as possible, you can complete a CIM Award within 3 months of starting or a CIM Qualification within 6 – 9 months of starting. If you prefer, you can opt to take a bit longer and complete the qualification at a pace that best meets your work-life-study balance. We are always on hand to help you plan your studies!

How long are the virtual sessions?

Our Saturday sessions involve a number of intensive learning blocks, available as either full day sessions (6 hours) or half day session (3 hours). If you can’t attend the live tutor led session, you can catch up via our on demand materials. Through our virtual learning approach, we have built in several interactive activities and plenty of breaks to ensure the sessions are both enjoyable and informative. 

Can I take one module at a time?

Yes, all CIM qualifications are designed to be flexible. So you can choose to take one module and gain a CIM Award in that subject. Then you can decide when to complete the other modules to gain the full qualification.

Does the course include online learning?

Yes, currently all our courses are delivered through ‘at home’ virtual. You can opt to attend live tutor led sessions or alternatively, use the Distance Learning option – helpful if you are unable to attend the live sessions. As an enrolled student, you will have access to learning materials through our dedicated online learning platform.

What kind of tutorial support do you offer?

Tutorial support is crucial to your learning experience, and we ensure you have access to a tutor, throughout your studies. You will be able to book a number of 1-2-1 tutorial sessions through our online booking system and depending on your preferences, this can be via Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime or through or online learning system.