CIM Qualifications

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Launch or develop your marketing career with globally recognised CIM courses 100% online from anywhere.

We know it can be tricky to fit learning around a full-time job and a busy schedule, so we make it easy to shape your online CIM Marketing course around your life. You can learn from anywhere, whether it's during your lunch break, your commute, or from home.


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Why take a CIM Marketing online course?

Our online CIM Level 3 and 4 qualifications are ideal if you're new to marketing or are early in your marketing career.

You'll develop a firm foundation of marketing knowledge, including the all-important marketing mix, enabling you to understand the theory and principles behind your day-to-day marketing tasks.

Depending on which course you choose, you could master a variety of in-demand marketing skills:

  • Mastering the key concepts of marketing and how they fit within an organisation
  • Planning and executing multichannel marketing campaigns
  • Understanding what influences consumer behaviour and the marketing environment
  • How to enhance product and brand management
  • Analysing, measuring, monitoring and improving marketing results
  • Using digital tools and techniques to support and enhance your marketing plans

You'll become a successful and well-rounded marketer, confident in your ability to contribute to marketing campaigns and deliver real results for your organisation.


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We’re the most trusted online CIM provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5000 independent reviews.

We regularly receive formal commendations from CIM for the outstanding results of our marketing students.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

Our CIM courses at Level 3 and 4 are designed for aspiring marketers and early-career marketing professionals.

They're ideal if you're currently seeking or working in an entry-level role such as:

  • Marketing Intern
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Administrator
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Content Marketing Executive
  • Communications Executive
  • Campaign Assistant

If you're in a more senior marketing role, CIM also offer Level 6 and 7 qualifications suited to Marketing Managers, Directors, and other experienced marketing professionals.


The CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing is perfect for you if you're new to marketing. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

The CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing is ideal if you have some basic marketing knowledge and at least one of the following:

  • 1+ years' experience working in marketing
  • A university degree
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • International Baccalaureate equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above

The short CIM Level 4 Award in Digital Marketing Techniques is one unit from the Level 4 Certificate taken as a standalone course. It's ideal if you want to focus on upgrading your digital marketing skills.

If you're a more experienced marketer, CIM also offers Level 6 and Level 7 qualifications, which are equivalent to an undergraduate and Master's degree respectively.

Certificate and Award indicate the length and scope of your qualification. 

CIM Certificates are medium-scope qualifications which cover a variety of essential marketing topics.

CIM Awards are bite-sized qualifications which will focus on one topic, like digital marketing.

Need advice or looking for more information on our online CIM qualifications? Contact our expert course advisors by email, webchat, or by phone. We're happy to help!

*Pass rate based on our CIM Level 3 and 4 students’ assessment results during the July 2020 and September 2020 assessment diets.

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