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CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 - Diploma

Why study this course?

Successful completion of our Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course will provide you with an internationally recognised CICM qualification that is accredited by the UK Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). This means you’ll be meeting the high standard of training required for a career in credit mangement, including areas of work such as collections, money advice and debt management.

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Our CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course will expand your understanding of credit management, giving you skills and knowledge in areas including trade, commerce and export credit, as well as related areas such as collections, credit reporting, credit insurance and insolvency practice.

To help you move into or progress in a credit role, we will provide you with a sound understanding of the concepts, processes and techniques that underpin best practice across a range of credit environments.

You'll have to successfully complete all four compulsory modules in order to obtain the CICM Level 3 qualification. These four modules are delivered as evening classes, taking place once a week from 6pm to 9pm over a period of 13 to 14 weeks at the University's Moorgate campus in the City of London.

We currently run all four modules twice a year, in spring from February to May, and in autumn from September to December. If you only study one module at a time, the course can be completed in two years. Otherwise, you can opt to take two modules at the same time in order to complete the course in just one year.

To find out more about the CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course, including how to apply, please contact the professional courses team at or by calling 020 7320 1466 / 1550.


Assessment is carried out by the CICM via examinations held in January, June and October.

Professional accreditation

Successful completion of this course leads to a CICM Level 3 Diploma in Credit Management qualification that is accredited by the UK QCF.

This course is open to all applicants. You do not need to meet any age or educational criteria before being admitted to the course.

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2016/17 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Modules include:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Business Environment
  • Business Law
  • Credit Management (Trade, Consumer and Export)

“The classes are quite small and allow for group discussion, and the quality of the teaching is first class. I have found the accounting module very comprehensive and because of the quality of the teaching I have decided to study further in this area.”
Student comment from a CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course survey

This valuable professional qualification has enhanced the career prospects of previous graduates and helped them progress in a credit role.

Some of our students also go on to study other courses with us including our CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 5Business Management BA or Master of Business Administration (MBA).

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

This course costs £525 per module.

To find out more about the CICM Diploma in Credit Management course, including how to apply, please contact the professional courses team at or call 020 7320 1466 / 1550.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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