CIM Awards explained

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Develop your skills one CIM award at a time!

If you want to keep your development moving, starting a CIM modular Award might be the right choice for you.

nesma offer CIM qualifications from level 3 to level 7. Each module of each qualification can be achieved as an individual Award. All modules at every level are designed to help marketers meet the increasing demands of contemporary challenges at every stage in their career.

You can start your first Award in June via a series of interactive webinars. Our virtual classes are already proving popular as an easy way to study from the safety of your own home.

An award is normally completed in three months. You can join one of our open classes or opt for your own in-house series if there are four or more.

Level 3 Modules – A-Level

These modules are from the CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing / Digital Marketing

Level 4 Modules – Foundation Degree

These modules are from the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing / Digital Marketing

Level 6 Modules –  BA (hons) degree

These modules are from the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing / Digital Marketing

Level 7 Modules – Masters degree 

These modules are from the CIM Marketing Leadership Programme


Give Lucy Davidson a call on 07734 222 254 and she can help you assess the correct entry-level for you by considering your previous qualifications and experience to determine which modules will be right for you.

Once you have enrolled, with CIM as a studying member you will have a wealth of study resources at your fingertips.

The assessment of each modular Award will vary depending on the Award you choose, you may be assessed via an exam or assignment. 

Want to go for the full qualification?

If you have enjoyed completing your module, you can progress onto studying a further modular Award at the same level, eventually building them up to achieve a Professional Marketing Qualification if that’s what you decide to do.

At level 3, 4 and 6 you can choose from either a marketing or digital marketing option to suit your individual career path.

All the CIM qualifications are outlined here and on each page, you will find a full description of each award.