CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (VRQ)

  • Fully funded via PLA, subject to eligibility*

  • March 2023

  • Duration: 30 weeks

  • Blended delivery

    Monday 5 – 8pm onsite, Pencoed Campus

    Thursday 6 – 8pm online delivery

For over 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession. They are the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 28,000 members worldwide. In a world of increasing competition, transparency and change, finding a valued business advantage has never been as challenging. CIM strives for business leaders and opinion formers to recognise the positive contribution professional marketing can bring to their organisations, the economy and wider society. With 120 CIM study centres, in 36 countries, delivering their world-renowned qualifications and over 80 training courses, they are  uniquely able to improve marketing capability at an individual and business level.

The CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing is aimed at those who already work in marketing or those who wish to find out more about digital marketing with the intention of starting a digital marketing career. Typical job roles may include digital marketing assistant, social media assistant and content marketing assistant. The CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing has been developed following extensive employer-led research across organisations, qualification providers, academics and students across a range of sectors. 

It is not necessary to have any previous experience or knowledge of marketing or digital Marketing. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of achieving one of the following English language qualifications within the last two years:

  • IELTS Academic module with overall score of 6.5 (each component pass mark must be 6 or above) or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above. 

CIM will consider other equivalent alternatives.

There are three assessment sessions per year, including an online multiple-choice question examination and assignments. Examinations will be conducted online under controlled, invigilated conditions.

Successful achievement of the CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (VRQ) or CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing (VRQ) will allow progression onto the CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing (VRQ) and CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (VRQ).

* This course is being supported by PLA funding and is fully funded if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are over 19 years of age
  • You live in Wales
  • You earn no more than £29,534 gross
  • You are not actively doing any other training supported by PLA ( individuals can only embark on one PLA funded course at a time)
  • You are not currently completing a Higher Education or apprenticeship programme

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