Study Options and Timetable

At the core of our ethos is a student learning experience, that is flexible, people focused and inclusive. All CIM candidates will enjoy a learning support that focuses on your development as a competent and confident marketer!

Covid-19 Update: While Covid-19 restrictions are beginning to be lifted, we are delighted to continue to offer all of our courses through tutor led live online sessions with extensive online learning materials and tailored 1-2-1 support. Study with us, and you’ll enjoy regular support webinars, assessment workshops and 1-2-1 online tutorial meetings too!

Exceptional, professional, highly informative are just a few words that come to mind when thinking of the North West School of Marketing.

Shirley Boyle, ACIM, Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing Graduate

CIM Course Timetable

We are accepting applications to all CIM qualifications this Spring 2022 and should you wish to complete one module – a CIM Award – the following Awards start late March:
– CIM Award Digital Optimisation (Diploma level)
– CIM Award Digital Marketing Techniques (Certificate level)
– CIM Award Applied Marketing (Certificate level)

Courses take place through short frequent virtual sessions over a number of Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings (detailed timetables are provided prior to enrolment).

Choosing the Right Qualification

Each CIM qualification has its own set of entry requirements – so check these first, to make sure you are eligible for the course you are interested in. This summary of the different CIM qualification levels we offer, may help you to find the right level:



Level 3

Perfect for those new to junior marketing roles or aspiring to enter the industry and looking for the perfect introduction to marketing. 

Level 4

The go to for marketing executives, or equivalent, who have had experience in the industry and are looking to advance their career. 

Level 6

For marketing managers and marketers working in operational and supervisory roles, who are looking to progress their strategic and management skills.

If you find it difficult to choose between a qualification level or content, and feel unsure about which CIM qualification is best for you, please get in touch as we have lots of experience providing this sort of guidance and we will ensure that you are on the right course and the right level of course.  Our Contact Us page has a number of ways to get in touch!

Choosing the Best Way to Study

We offer flexible ways to study for a CIM qualification:

Study Mode DescriptionWhat to ExpectStudent Support
Virtual Learning
Executive Weekend
(most popular)
This learning approach enables you to complete a CIM qualification along with a group of peers. You attend scheduled classes and meet assessment submission milestones.

Ideal if you are keen to progress at pace and can set aside sufficient time to produce the assessment report within the deadlines provided.

Attend and participate in ‘live’ or ‘on demand’ tutor led sessions delivered virtually through our online learning platform (weekends/evenings).

*the number will vary depending on the CIM Award and Level. Details will be confirmed at registration.
* Recap webinars
* 1-2-1 virtual tutorials
* Assessment webinars
* Distance learning materials
Distance LearningThe distance learning approach is available to learners who want to work through the study materials at a pace of their choosing.

Ideal if you are time short and unable to attend any of the ‘live’ tutor led sessions.
Access to recordings of all tutor led sessions and all support materials through our online learning platform (weekends/evenings).* Recap webinars
* 1-2-1 virtual tutorials
* Assessment webinars

We will help you to choose the best study option to meet your work-life-study needs. If you would like a chat to discuss any of these options, please check out our Contact Us page for ways to get in touch!


Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to get started, please get in touch!