CIM Award in Digital Strategy

On this short course you will learn how the management of digital channels and the application of key digital measures help to achieve business objectives


On this short course you will learn how understanding and analysing the macro and micro-environments can enable organisations to assess the impact of the disruptive digital landscape in delivering objectives, to develop strategic recommendations and how creating digital marketing mixes can enable organisations to respond with agility to market needs. You will examine how the management of digital channels and the application of key digital measures help to achieve business objectives.

Topics Covered

Digital Disruption

  • Strategic implications of the disruptive digital environment
  • Insights into key emerging themes in the digital marketing environment

Digital Planning

  • Strategic recommendations in order to acquire, convert and retain customers
  • Agile response to changing customer behaviours

Delivering Success

  • Optimise key channels and content within a digital enhanced strategic plan
  • Key digital measures to analyse social, sentiment, search and site behaviour


The assessment is by a work-based assignment broken down into research, plan and report.

Entry Criteria

One or more of the following is required to gain entry onto this course:

  • Professional Certificate in Marketing or Certificate in Professional Marketing
  • Any relevant Level 4 qualification
  • Foundation Degree in Business with Marketing
  • Any relevant Level 3 qualification
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognised university with at least one third of credits coming from marketing content
  • Professional practice (e.g. two years in marketing role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 6*
  • English language qualification within last two years if English is not the student’s first language

* Please get in touch via our Contact Form and we will help you to assess the level of your current marketing knowledge.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees includes face-to-face tuition plus access to a range of support mechanisms offered by the school including webinars, online resources, revision sessions and one-to-one sessions with tutors.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing Fees

In addition to your NW School of Marketing tuition fees, you will be required to pay CIM registration and assessment fees:

CIM Membership*
£65 (per year)
CIM Assessment
 *Please note – if you are UK based and intend to pay the CIM membership fees yourself the cost is tax deductible. See Tax relief for professional fees and subscriptions on the HMRC website.

Next Steps!

If you would like to discuss which course best meets your needs or if you would like more information, please get in touch!

If you are ready to apply for the CIM Award in Mastering Digital Channels, then please
click here to complete a short online form.