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The fast pace of the marketing industry makes it essential to keep your range of skills up-to-date. Investing in qualifications is good for business and good for your career.

We deliver 15 qualifications,  17 modules and a wealth of workshops

We can help you find the right course for your needs

Our specialist tutors work with you at every stage so you get the best results

71 CIM Commendations | 97 % Pass Rate

CIPR 97% Pass Rate

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nesma is an accredited study centre for both the Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing
Level 4 | Foundation Degree | 7/8 SQA
CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing
Level 4 | Foundation Degree | 7/8 SQA
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing
Level 6 | BA (hons) degree | 9/10 SQA
CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing
Level 6 | BA (hons) degree | 9/10 SQA
CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing
Level 6 | BA (hons) degree | 9/10 SQA
CIM Marketing Leadership Programme
Level 7 | Masters degree | 11 SQA
CIPR Foundation in Public Relations
Level 3 | A-level | 6/7 SQA
CIPR Professional PR Certificate
Level 5 | Degree | 8/9 SQA
CIPR Professional PR Diploma
Level 7 | Masters | 11 SQA
CIPR Specialist Diploma – Internal Communications
Level 7 | Postgraduate Degree | 10/11 SQA
CIPR Specialist Diploma – Crisis Communications
Level 7 | Postgraduate Degree | 10/11 SQA
CIPR Specialist Diploma – Digital Communications
Level 7 | Postgraduate Degree | 10/11 SQA
CIPR Specialist Diploma – Public Affairs
Level 7 | Postgraduate Degree | 10/11 SQA

Qualification FAQs

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We at nesma strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book a qualification/course through us please fill in the ‘Accessibility Requirements’ section of the enrolment form and tell us the support you need to access the course venue, teaching and/or materials.


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Student Stories

Meet Graeme Renwick

Graeme is a Marketing Executive at the University of Edinburgh Hospitality and Events Collection and has recently graduated with a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (L6). He wanted to refresh his knowledge of marketing and boost his skills in the areas he felt less experienced.

Meet Carine Nieuweling 

Carine works for the European Commission – Joint Research Centre as an Information and Communication officer. She is based in The Netherlands and was one of our first EU based virtual students who studied with us from Dec 2020 to complete the Masters level CIPR Professional PR Diploma.

Workshops and Short Courses


CIM Training

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) open training courses that are available at our Newcastle study centre. They are aimed at anyone interested in building their skills across a range of key marketing disciplines.

If there any specific courses you would like us to bring to our study centre from the CIM list of training courses please get in touch and we can look at arranging it for you.


nesma Workshops and Short Courses

nesma Skills Sessions are designed to build your marketing know-how 1-day at a time. They are short, sharp and to the point. Popular topics include nesma social media and strategic marketing planning days. Any of these can be bought to you in-house or tailored to meet a specific objective.

You can study all the separate CIM modules at any level as a standalone award. They can be built upon to gain the whole qualification if that’s what you decide to do or can be used as refreshers for specific skills or topics ranging from Integrated Communications (L4) to Mastering Metrics (L6). We also offer the CIPR Foundation award as three separate days for those who want to dip their toe into the public relations arena.

All the CIM Training courses can be delivered in-house if required to meet specific development needs. Combine any of our training into a corporate programme tailored to your organisation.