Plan for success! Skill up to keep up.

nesma has all your marketing and communication know-how covered! Whether it’s working on your current skill set or exploring a new area of expertise. We believe that exceptional training is achieved by focusing on your needs as a learner.

Learning new skills is essential to keeping up to speed with industry demands and trends. This is as crucial in marketing as with any other part of the business. Investing in your marketing team is an investment in your business. Actively pursuing new skills, information and qualifications will not only be good for business it will help individuals move their careers forward.

We can help build up marketing know-how in Newcastle, Carlisle, Edinburgh, and in-house UK wide through training, consulting and facilitating.


nesma is the only study centre in the region to be accredited by all three professional bodies. We have marketing, public relations and digital courses starting all year round and if you are interested in a particular course please do let us know as we often have a waiting list of people who want to get started.

Whether you are just starting out on your career or have been working in a marketing position for some time, we will help you find the right course to suit your needs.

CIM – Chartered Institute of Marketing

We offer CIM courses from level 3 to level 7. Each module at every level is designed to help marketers meet the increasing demands of contemporary challenges at every stage in their career.

CIM Foundation Certificate  in Marketing – Level 3 (A Level)
CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing – Level 4 (Foundation Degree)
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing – Level 6 (Honours Degree)
CIM Diploma in Digital Marketing – Level 6 (Honours Degree)
Marketing Leadership Programme – Level 7 (Masters Degree)

CIPR – Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Public Relations can offer an incredibly varied and challenging career, encompassing many different activities. These courses are designed to assist you to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to advance your career.

CIPR Foundation Award in Public Relations – Level 3 (A Level)
CIPR Advanced Certificate – Level 5 (Graduate Degree)
CIPR Professional PR Diploma  – Level 7 (Masters Degree)
CIPR Specialist Certificate – Internal Communications  – Level 6 (Degree)
CIPR Specialist Diploma – Internal Communications  – Level 7 (Masters Degree)
CIPR Specialist Diploma- Crisis Communications – Level 7 (Masters Degree)

DMI – Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute sets the global standard in digital marketing and selling certification enabling you to advance your career in digital marketing through structured learning programmes.

DMI Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing – Level 5 (Graduate Degree)
DMI Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing – Level 7 (Masters Degree)

Whether you are studying with us via blended online learning or within a small study group your development will always be led by a highly skilled marketing practitioner.


You can study all the separate CIM modules at any level as a standalone award. They can be built upon to gain the whole qualification if that’s what you decide to do or can be used as refreshers for specific skills or topics ranging from Integrated Communications (L4) to Mastering Metrics (L6). We also offer the CIPR Foundation award as three separate days for those who want to dip their toe into the public relations arena.

Skills Sessions

Our Skills Sessions are designed to build your marketing know-how 1-day at a time. They are short, sharp and to the point. Popular topics include our social media and strategic marketing planning days. Any of these can be bought to you in-house or tailored to meet a specific objective.


If you have a skills gap or specific goal to meet we can prepare a specific training plan for your team or organisation covering everything from customer experience workshops to board level digital strategy sessions. And if you know you need something but are not sure what it is we can work with you to look into how you can develop your teams to meet current challenges.

Top Ups!

These are for anyone who may have studied elsewhere but need some extra one to one tuition.

Course Venues

Our main study centre is in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, directly off Gosforth High Street. We are within 10 minutes drive of Newcastle Central Station and Newcastle International Airport.

We also deliver programmes across the North East, Cumbria and Scotland.

Our current study centre venues are:

nesma North East:
nesma HQ | 19 Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HP (Postal Address)

nesma Scotland:
Collabor8te | 22 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1RE
Whitespace | Norloch House, 36 King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EU

nesma Cumbria:
The Guild | 5 Abbey Street, Carlisle CA3 8TX
Cumbria Health on Call Ltd | Hilltop Heights, London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 2NS

Many programmes can also be studied via a blended learning programme – this is a mixture of face to face tutorials at a time and place that suits you and online materials to guide you through each module.

Study Time

The majority of students study in the evening or at weekends. We look after you, knowing that you have already done a full day’s work or have other demands on your time. We will even organise you a tea-time snack and refreshments are provided for every teaching session.

Personal Service

Our tutors work with you every step of the way. We believe that this personal service means that you will get the very best results from your chosen course. Don’t believe us? Click here for some testimonials from past students or catch up with our latest student profiles here.

Planning for a successful future requires a commitment to continuing professional development for every marketer at every level. Successful marketers never stop learning!