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The Chartered Institute of Marketing Qualifications

nesma 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.

Courses run from January, April and September

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the largest and most successful professional marketing institution in the world and its courses and Professional CIM qualifications are accepted and respected worldwide.


A CIM qualification at Level 3 provides you with the essential skills needed to enter the marketing industry and be able to perform professionally in a support-level role within the workplace.

Level 3 | A-level | 6 SQA

A CIM qualification at Level 4 builds on your tactical marketing skills enabling you to advance your marketing career and perform professionally at an operational level within your marketing department.

Level 4 | Foundation Degree | 7/8 SQA

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

Level 6 | BA (hons) degree | 9/10 SQA

Ideal for experienced marketers working at a strategic marketing or management level, looking to strengthen their leadership skills to turn business challenges and disruption into opportunities. Equivalent level to a Master’s degree.

Level 7 | Masters degree | 11 SQA

CIM Accredited Degree

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