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CIM Foundation Certificate
Digital Marketing

Professional Marketing Practice

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Course Overview

The level 3 Foundation Certificate is ideally suited to those keen to find out about marketing and digital marketing with the intention of starting a digital marketing career.

Or, you may be in a job that already involves marketing or digital marketing, and are keen to enhance your credentials through a recognised qualification!

Course Content

Marketing Principles

This module provides an understanding of the key marketing concepts and how marketing fits within the organisation. There are three units: Discovering Marketing, The Marketing Environment and The Marketing Mix. For anyone new to marketing, it provides the perfect introduction.

Read more:

https://www.cim.co.uk/qualifications/foundation-certificate-in-professional-marketing/marketing-principles/

Digital Fundamentals

This module provides an understanding of the key marketing concepts and how marketing fits within the organisation. There are three units: Discovering Marketing, The Marketing Environment and The Marketing Mix. For anyone new to marketing, it provides the perfect introduction.

Read more:

https://www.cim.co.uk/qualifications/foundation-certificate-in-professional-marketing/marketing-principles/

Tuition Fees

Foundation Certificate L3

Sign up today | Complete 2 modules
£ 795
00
  • 8 blocks of virtual classes
  • 4 blocks of virtual assessment briefings
  • Access to our online learning platform
  • 4 hours of 1-2-1 tutorial support
  • Extensive learning materials including Module Study and Assessment Guides
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CIM Award L3

Sign up for 1 module | Gain a CIM Award
£ 450
00
  • 4 blocks of live virtual classes
  • 2 blocks of live webinars
  • Access to our online learning platform
  • 2 hours of 1-2-1 tutorial supprt
  • Extensive learning materials including Module Study And Assessment Guide

The Value of a CIM Qualification

There is no doubt that the marketing sector is experiencing a skills shortage, particularly when it comes to digital skills.

One study found that while 73% of organisations are recruiting but many are struggling to find suitable people (Chartered Institute of Marketing, 2023).
 
If you are a marketing executive or manager, keen to move up the career ladder, then a CIM qualification is an ideal choice. 

The Foundation Certificate will help you to keep up to date with the latest trends and stay ahead in your field, giving you the credentials you need to stand out!

For more information about the benefits of a CIM qualification, click below to download the latest CIM Professional Marketing Qualifications Prospectus (opens in new window).

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The finer details

Duration

Assuming you take one module after the other, sequentially, you can complete the Foundation Certificate within six months!

The course timetable is spread out over a three month period. We aim to help you be ready to submit your assignment to CIM at the end of the three month block. But if you’re not quite ready, you can choose to submit it at a later point in the year (but this might incur additional fees depending on circumstances)

CIM Fees

There are 3 cost elements* to studying a CIM marketing qualification:

  • Tuition fees (see table above) payable directly to NWSM
  • You’ll then need to become a CIM Studying Member, for which the annual fee is £65.
  • Finally, you’ll need to book your assessments through MyCIM when studying. The total assessment fee for this qualification is £220 (or £265 if choosing an online proctored examination).

*Figures based on successful completion at first attempt. Additional fees will be required if resits are taken.

Note: Students are encouraged to become a CIM member within 30 days of starting a course.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to get started or simply need some more advice, please get in touch using the form below – we have lots of experience advising candidates and will do our best to ensure you are on the right course and the right level of course.

Please attach your CV to begin your application! We will use it to check that you are applying to the right level of qualification. Alternatively, simply add your LinkedIn profile URL. You can cancel your application at any point.

You can expect a response within 24 hours! And, don’t worry,  you can cancel your application at any point!