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CIM Level 3 Foundation CertificateMarketing

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Average completion time8 months

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Support period12 months

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Additional feesCIM membership fees, CIM assessment fees, CIM online proctored exam fee

  • Gain a firm foundation of marketing knowledge with a globally-recognised qualification from CIM
  • Perfect for aspiring Marketing Assistants, non-marketing managers and entrepreneurs
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal CIM tutor
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 4000+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the world’s oldest and most prestigious marketing organisation.

They’ve been developing marketers for 100 years and have 28,000 members in 36 countries across Asia and worldwide.

With us, you can gain the globally recognised CIM qualification you need to advance your marketing career 100% online.

Entry requirements

As this is a foundation course, you don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol.

If English isn't your first language, we recommend that you’ve gained one of the following (or an equivalent) within the last two years:

  • IELTS Academic Module with an overall score of 6.5 (each component pass mark must be 6.0 or above)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above

However, neither of these are mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis. 

 

Course content

Your course is fully online.

You'll cover 2 units: 

  • Marketing Principles
  • Customer Communications

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIM course guide.

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through one online proctored exam and one assignment that you’ll submit online. Your assignment is based on a real-world marketing scenario.

Please note that as your exam is now fully online, there is a remote proctor fee which you’ll pay directly to CIM when you book your exam.

In order to sit your proctored exam, you’ll need:

  • A desktop computer or laptop (you can’t take the exam on a Chromebook, tablet or smartphone)
  • A webcam and microphone (built in or external)
  • Internet speed of at least 2 Mbps

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  • Get expert help from your personal CIM tutor whenever you need it
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • All our CIM tutors are CIM Chartered Fellows or Chartered Members
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice

Marketing FAQs

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIM provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 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.

This course, the Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing, is perfect for you if you're new to marketing. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

The Level 4 Certificate in Professional 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 Level 4 Award in Digital Marketing 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.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • All our tutors are CIM Chartered Fellows or Chartered Members
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIM experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You’ll be assessed through one assignment submitted online and one exam.

The Marketing unit is assessed by a multiple-choice exam. You’ll sit your exam online using a proctoring service. This will record your screen and environment to ensure the exam is fair and secure.

In order to sit your proctored exam, you’ll need:

  • A desktop computer or laptop (you can’t take the exam on a Chromebook, tablet or smartphone)
  • A webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
  • Internet speed of at least 2 Mbps

The Customer Communications unit is assessed through a written assignment completed at home. It will be based around a given scenario and an organisation of your choice. 

Each one will take place during one of the 3 assessment sessions set each year by CIM:

  • March/April
  • June/July
  • December

You can choose any session you like within your support period.

CIM charge a fee for each assessment; our CIM Advisors can give you the most up-to-date fees.

Get in touch with our CIM Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

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