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CIM Foundation Certificate
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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.

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Communications in Practice

This module provides an understanding of how communications can be used in practice to engage with customers. On completion of the module, you will have an appreciation of the different customers that an organisation may have and how those customers make buying decisions. You will also have an understanding of the purpose of marketing communications and a knowledge of the range of communications tools available.

Finally, you will know how to prepare an outline customer communications plan and how to measure the plan’s effectiveness.

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Foundation Certificate Tuition Fees

Foundation Certificate L3

Sign up today | Complete 3 modules
£ 795
  • 12 blocks of virtual classes
  • 8 block 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

CIM Award L3

Sign up for 1 module | Gain a CIM Award
£ 450
  • 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

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The finer details


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 below) 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!