CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing - Certificate

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Why study this course?

London Metropolitan University has been successfully delivering CIM qualifications for over 25 years. Our strong team of tutors have a wide range of practitioner experience and will offer feedback and support to enable you to maximise your experience on the course. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake relevant assessment practice.

More about this course

This degree course is aimed at the aspiring professional marketer who wishes to gain the knowledge and skills to succeed and progress within a career in marketing. The qualification provides a practical insight into the principles and application of marketing at a tactical level.

We aim to ensure you're supported throughout your CIM certificate in professional marketing whilst offering a rewarding educational experience. You'll receive high quality teaching and the opportunity to undertake exam and assessment practice. Our experts offer valuable feedback and advice to enable you to maximise your time on the course.


You'll be assessed across the modules using a blend of assignments, examinations and portfolio work. Assessment methods used within the qualification are driven by the needs of employers and practitioners, relevant and appropriate for business needs.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You should have at least one of the following:

  • CIM Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Marketing qualification
  • relevant Level 3 qualification
  • bachelor’s degree or international equivalent
  • International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above)

We also accept students on both courses who have experience in professional practice.

Modular structure

To gain the full qualification you are required to complete the following modules:

  • Marketing (Mandatory)
  • Integrated Communications (Mandatory)
  • Digital Marketing (Elective)

All classes take place at our new refurbished Moorgate campus with evening classes running from 6pm - 9pm and can be taken as a full course or as a self-contained award for each module.

Students who have previously completed ‘Marketing Essentials and Assessing the Marketing Environment’ after 2008 as part of the previous Certificate will be exempt from the new ‘Marketing’ module.

What our students say

“I thoroughly enjoyed studying for the CIM qualification at London Metropolitan University. Working full time in the City, the location was convenient and I was impressed with their prior pass rates. Although initially wary of being back in a classroom situation, I enjoyed the networking it provided and found it gave me extra motivation to complete the course. I appreciated the practical experience of the tutors, and found them very approachable.”
Caroline Wright, Marketing Manager

After the course

The CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing will help to develop and enhance your knowledge and prospects within your current company and marketing career. This qualification gives you the practical skills and knowledge to devise and execute tactical marketing activities and gain marketing credibility.

On completion of this course you may wish to progress further with your CIM studies by undertaking the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.


When you enrol for a minimum of two modules, each module is charged at £650 each. Alternatively if you enrol for just one module it will be charged at £700. Please note additional fees are payable direct to the CIM for their studying membership and for each assessment undertaken.


Typically students complete this course in twelve to eighteen months but the new modular pathway qualification has been structured to reflect the need for a flexible approach. Therefore each module can also be taken as a self-contained award which can be built up to attain the full certificate.

Additional information

Our business and law undergraduate programmes are continuously improving and are currently under review for 2020-21 entry. Please apply as outlined in the how to apply section of this page and If there are any changes to your course we will contact you. All universities review their courses regularly and this year we are strengthening our business and law courses to reflect the ever-changing landscape of the world of business and law.

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When to apply

There is no official closing date for this course, but you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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