Client update regarding COVID-19

Our current plan

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is impacting on how we do things in the coming months.

Our priority at nesma has been to speak directly to current tutors and students to ensure all existing modules can be completed.

For those of you looking to continue with us or who wish to join us in April, we will deliver our training via live group webinar lectures and 1-to-1 telephone mentoring, and we will keep you posted as this develops.

We will update this page on an ongoing basis.  Last update: 24 March 2020, 12:00.


  • We will be following the latest Government guidelines.
  • We will be adapting the way training is delivered wherever possible.
  • We reserve the right to amend our programme at short notice if necessary.

Current CIM Cohorts – Courses January – April 2020

A separate communication has gone out to written exam candidates (Applied Marketing). This exam has been deferred to July 2020 at no additional cost to candidates.

Everyone who is submitting an assignment this week the deadline is between 9 and 5 pm on Friday 27 March.
You need to email a PDF to Lucy Davidson (
No hard copy print outs are required.

Anyone submitting CIM L4 Digital Marketing or CIM L6 Digital Optimisation please submit via the CIM Digital Platform as originally planned.

We are talking to each of you individually about your planned submission date.

We aim to brief next term’s arrangements on Tuesday 31 March 2020 via our website and personal email for anyone considering studying with us.

Please consider your home environment and whether this is conducive to study. Some of you will be juggling the demands of working from home for the first time, and for others studying will be a big opportunity.

Current CIPR Cohorts – 2019/2020

Continue working on your assignments for your set deadline whether this is 27 March 2020, or later in the year.

All tutorials will still happen as planned but now over phone, Teams or Skype, and we will update you about your next unit as soon as we have further information.

NEW April CIM Cohorts

We are working towards all qualifications going ahead in April. These are now likely to start before Easter weekend. These will be delivered via webinars to enable group discussions and 1:1 tutorial support.

For any queries or new applications, please contact Lucy at for further info.

NEW CIPR Cohorts

We are working towards all qualifications going ahead from April onwards via webinars and 1:1 tutorials.

For any queries or new applications, please contact Lucy at for further info.

CIM Training

All Open Programmes are on hold until further notice, but please do join our waiting list so we can keep you informed of future dates by emailing:


Please check our calendar for cancelled or postponed events.

The health and wellbeing of all our clients, employees and communities are essential to us, and we are making every endeavour to take this into account as we plan for the coming weeks. We value the support of the nesma community that we have built and will work to return that support as far as we can. Our primary aim is to keep everyone connected as we of all people understand the benefit of real communication.

If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please do get in touch: