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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, June 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.

CIM Qualifications

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. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

Level 3 | A-level | 6 SQA

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. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

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. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

Level 4 | Foundation Degree | 7/8 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. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

Level 4 | Foundation Degree | 7/8 SQA

A CIM qualification at Level 6 develops your strategic marketing skills enabling you to progress your marketing career and perform professionally at a management level. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

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

For marketing managers and marketers working in operational and supervisory roles, who are looking to progress their strategic and management skills. You can choose between two qualifications to suit your individual career path. Equivalent level to an undergraduate degree. You can choose from two qualification options at this level to suit your individual career path.

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

The CIM Level 6 Diploma in Sustainable Marketing is aimed at marketers working in an operational, supervisory or management role who wish to develop their knowledge and skills around how marketing can lead and support the business in responding to the sustainability challenges we face. 

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

Find out if you are eligible for a CIM Accredited Degree exemption.

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Student Stories

Meet Sarah Virgo

Sarah is a Campaign Manager for Wood for Good, which is the timber industry’s campaign to promote the use of wood in design and construction. She studied the CIM L4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing from Glasgow, where she works to help develop their promotions and reach.

Meet Kate Thomson

Kate, Head of Marketing for IT business, Technology Services Group (TSG), returned to nesma to study her second qualification with us. This time it was the CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (L6), equivalent to an undergraduate degree and ideal for those in management roles.

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