See what our students say about us!

I wanted to say a big thank you for the help and teaching in preparing me for the qualification exams. I really enjoyed the sessions with nesma and will definitely recommend to friends and colleagues going forward. The teaching was engaging, enlightening and clearly passionate and this enthusiasm was felt in the classes.

Thanks both for helping me take another step in my career, I hope to study more with you in future.

Matthew Smith, North East
CIM Level 4 

Over the moon! Thank you for all your help and advice, I really enjoyed the sessions and found them extremely helpful.

Clare Graham, Carlisle
CIM Level 4 – Integrated Communications

Thanks again for the course, it was a really big help. It gave me time to actually look at the strategy without the distractions of the office. The content was also great, for a one day course we touched on everything needed. My objective was to start a plan, which I have!

Kris Wood, Mammoth
Strategic Planning Day

I was first attracted to nesma because of its incredible track record of high pass rates and its smaller class sizes. It also seemed much more personal than other institutions offering the Chartered Institute of Marketing courses. Veronica was on hand to answer any questions and also put me in touch with a nesma alumna in my industry who gave me insight into how the course could help shape my career, which had moved into marketing at QuantnMDx.

Working with Veronica has been fantastic. During a period of ill health, which was disruptive to my studies, Veronica’s encouragement, flexibility and support were key to me completing my CIM Certificate qualification and going onto the Diploma. Her experience and her network mean that no matter what your question, she’s always got helpful advice or an anecdote to pull from, or she knows somebody who knows somebody who can help. Veronica’s classes felt more like guided roundtable discussions than learning by rote.

I would wholeheartedly recommend nesma to anyone looking to advance or change their career.

Maggie Love
CIM Level 6

Undertaking my Level 3 certificate in marketing refreshed my knowledge of digital, gave me confidence that I could do marketing and gave me some CPD for my CV after I had children. It definitely gave me an edge when I was applying for new jobs and helped me get this one.

Clare Galland
CIM Level 3

So far, nesma has supported my thinking with how we communicate our offer to our customers as well as how effective our internal communications are.

Laura Denning
CIM Level 4

nesma has been great for my job role, I am able to learn from my course and also Veronica the best ways I should improve the working environment for our employees and also improve the standard of services we provide.

Rosie Groves – Carlisle
CIM Level 4

When contemplating the study options, I was focused on the time commitment, location and logistics involved in the options available (self-taught vs classroom learning, etc) but didn’t consider the value and insight that the learning environment would offer. Talking through the topics and theory with a group helped to bring the content to life and see how it could help my fellow students in their activities. More than that, we learnt from each other, shared experiences and event had visits from people in the field to add all important industry insight to the CIM course content.

Lauren Wilson
CIM Level 4

I did a lot of research before choosing nesma for my studies in marketing. The flexibility of the courses they offered appealed, as did the smaller class groups. As a mature student I was wary of joining a large classroom environment, but with nesma, I studied with a small group, in a very relaxed setting which was certainly conducive to my learning. Veronica had a great teaching style and used everyday examples to explain complicated theories. The support offered by Veronica was above my expectations; you really do feel as if you are getting one-to-one tuition. I gained a distinction in my studies and actually won a CIM Student of the Year award. My studies helped to enhance my role as Business Development and Marketing Director at Gus Robinson and I would have no hesitation in recommending nesma to anyone wanting to gain a marketing qualification through first class tutoring.

Jeanette Henderson
CIM Level 3

nesma was a natural choice for me because I wanted flexibility in my study options. Sally and Veronica really knew their stuff and they supported the theory with practical examples gained through years of experience in the industry. The main benefit for me was having someone to help organise all my chaotic thoughts into workable marketing strategies. I would recommend nesma highly to anyone considering a marketing qualification. The best part of the study was that after a hard day running my own business, I could meet the tutors somewhere nice, have afternoon tea and get my head back into studying. CIM accreditation not only represents a commitment to my profession but is peace of mind for my clients, showing that I am up to date on industry practice.

Charlie Grabham
CIM Level 7

My tutor, Karen Wharton was brilliant! She helped me to get back into studying after a long break. I am so glad that I completed the Introductory Certificate in Marketing as it certainly made the progression to study the Professional Certificate in Marketing easy – it gave me a good working knowledge of the basics. I can apply the theory I have learnt in my job and hopefully, this will help me in my career path in the near future.

Karen Graham
CIM Level 4

Having decided that I wanted to consolidate my degree with a CIM qualification for my role as a marketing Account Manager in a small full-service agency, choosing to study with nesma was easy; they came very highly recommended and most importantly could offer me the flexibility for studying I needed.
Fitting a qualification around a full-time job isn’t always easy, but combining Veronica’s experience in the industry as my tutor and mentor, with the online learning method meant that I could fit my studies around work, and set my own pace for learning and entering assessments. If you are looking to take on a marketing qualification and are thinking about distance learning – I can highly recommend nesma.

Beth Cronin
CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing

Whilst studying for my history degree at Newcastle University I volunteered at a local hospice doing PR and communications. When I graduated I knew this was something I really wanted to get into and I started looking at ways to get some accredited qualifications in communications. nesma was the perfect choice for me as I could do it part-time alongside my full-time job. The payment options were also flexible; ideal for a recent graduate such as me! I like the nesma style of teaching as I can work at my own pace and I meet other students regularly in tutorials. It’s great to network with others working in marketing in the North East and I really feel like I’m being taught and supported by experts in their field.

Aimee Philipson
CAM Diploma in Marketing Communications and
DMI Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing