Frequently Asked Questions

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July/September 2018.

We have a course for everyone – whatever the prior level of knowledge. If you have no business or marketing experience whatsoever, then the Foundation Certificate in Marketing is probably for you. However, if you have worked in a marketing role or studied a business degree with some marketing modules, our Certificate in Professional Marketing may be what you need.

Depending on what marketing you have studied previously, and the course you choose, you may be exempt from certain modules. Don’t hesitate to contact us to chat through this more.

All of our programs aim to help you become a professional marketer. The courses can all be practically applied to the workplace and are taught by professionals with years of experience in marketing. All of our programs are accredited qualifications and are recognised in the professional workplace.

Most of our qualifications are assessed through assignments submitted under the supervision of your tutor. A few of the modules are assessed via exams, and these are either written or multiple-choice online exams. Each of our course pages states the assessment method per module for every course.

All of our tutors are fully qualified senior marketers and practitioners with an excellent track record of delivering successful CIM, CIPR and DMI accredited programs and bespoke training.

This depends on the course, but most of our courses take about 1 year to complete: this is based on part time study of approximately 2-3 hours a week (on a classroom based program).

Many of our programs are available to study via a blended learning program. Blended learning students have a mixture of tutorials or class based learning at a time that suits them and use of the online materials to complete each module.

If you have started a program and you are finding things hard to complete, this is not a problem. All of our modules can be deferred to study at a later date. You can even move from a class based course onto a blended or online learning program to fit around your lifestyle. If you are simply going to miss a class – please let your tutor know and they can help you to catch up on the work and learning in your own time.

We offer the DMI Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing in Newcastle, Edinburgh and Carlisle

All of our courses are accredited programs – so you will have an accredited qualification and a certificate to show this. Not only that, but we will equip you with practical skills to take to the workplace or your next job, new friends and contacts within the marketing world, and a great deal of confidence when it comes to marketing!

Courses can be paid via an online BACS payment, Debit or Credit card or by cheque. It can be paid in one lump sum, or a number of agreed installments.

Funding is available for some of our programs. Information on the current funds available can be found on our funding page. If you think that you may need help in funding your course, please let us know and we can talk through your options.

If you find you need to take a break in your studies due to work commitments, personal or family reasons then all you need to do is let your tutor and us know. We will then defer your assessment and course until a time that best suits you to return.

Yes. After each CIM module you are awarded a certificate. When you complete 3 modules at a certain level you then are awarded the qualification. Each module takes 3 months and you can choose to study 3 modules in a row or at intervals that suit you.