CIM (Marketing)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), is the world’s biggest, most established professional body for marketing courses; it has over 50,000 members and helps marketing professionals keep up to date with the latest trends and practices.

Take control of your career with CIM Marketing Courses.

Whether you are thinking about beginning a career in marketing, have been working in marketing for some time or want to up-skill your team, we offer varying levels of CIM professional marketing courses, all of which are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

Qualifications available:

CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing (Level 3)

Providing a sound grounding in marketing fundamentals, this qualification is ideal for anyone in customer service, sales or administrative roles looking to begin a marketing career.

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4)

This qualification will equip practising marketers with relevant, up-to-date understanding of the contemporary marketing landscape.

CIM Diploma in Professional or Digital Marketing (Level 6)

Building on the level 4 qualification, this course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively at management level.

CIM Postgraduate Diploma/ leadership (level 7)

A two-stage qualification designed to develop a more strategic approach to marketing for those aspiring to or are already working at senior management level, those who work as consultants or own their own businesses

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Any courses with a level (4) or (5) are equivalent to degree level courses and (6) and (7) are post graduate level courses (Masters) and are recognised as such with employers and universities. Level (2) and (3)  courses are equivalent to HND Diploma level courses.

While these courses are not exactly the same  as MBA course the postgraduate Diplomas level (5) and (6) are academically on the same level and employers recognise them as such. Universities also offer exemptions towards an MBA for those completing these courses and you will gain many of the same skills and sometimes more relevant, practical skills doing these courses. These courses are also a lot more cost effective than expensive MBAs.

Because SMM Academies provides blended learning you can enrol at anytime in the year.

Blended learning is a mixture of online learning and face to face tutoring and is proven to be one of the most effective ways of studying. You will get access to our online learning management system that has all the learning materials you needs and helps you track your progress and interact with your tutor.

Certificates usually take around 8 months and Diploma’s around 16 months. At SMM Academies you can take as little or as long as you want to complete the courses and because we use blended learning the course can be studied whenever you want to.

There are no set requirements but we usually look at your previous studies and experience. The great thing is anyone can start on our courses and work through the levels.

  • A chance to get  Chartered Marketer Status, an achievement that recognises your ongoing dedication to improving your knowledge and professional excellence.
  • UK Ofqual regulated fully accredited marketing CIM qualifications accepted by Universities and companies.
  • A chance to work towards qualifications up until doctorate level if you wish to.
  • A chance to register for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.
  • Become a CIM members and have full access to the latest publications and seminars that will advance your career and help you stand out from others.