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Get into the world of Marketing with the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing Course

Marketing is a diverse and exciting discipline that covers a range of activities including advertising, public relations and social media. CIM Marketing Online Courses bring together all the elements of the marketing mix. A CIM certificate in Marketing will show to employers that you have the knowledge required for such a multi channelled discipline.

Study at home with the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing Course to get to grips with all the marketing basics. Online training courses are a fantastically fitting style of study if you're looking for a career as a marketing profession.

Enjoy the benefits of CIM membership

Our Foundation Certificate in Marketing course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and covers the fundamentals of marketing including writing a marketing plan, understanding customer behaviour and segmenting and targeting customers to meet their specific needs.

All Home Learning College students will receive membership from the CIM as part of their course which will entitle them to become affiliate members, giving access to a range of resources, benefits and support that will enhance your learning experience. These include a learning zone featuring past exam papers and sample answers, plus a weekly roundup of marketing news.

How to gain the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing qualification

Students will work through the CIM Foundation Certificate course online on our award winning VLC (Virtual Learning Campus)  our fantastic online learning platform which ensures Students succeed, with the ability to study online, on any device, wherever and whenever suits them. Online learning allows you to gain a professional qualification around work, family and other important commitments and offers a flexibility that is simply not available from traditional colleges.

The VLC is filled with a huge range of resources and engaging content and we make sure our course materials cater to all learning styles to give all our students the best chance of success.  The campus holds videos, interactive quizzes, live online classes- with Tutor and peer interaction, case studies, E-books, practice tests, online chat box for Tutor contact, student forums, plus our Career Management Hub offers students recent industry news, CV advice, interview simulators, expert video tips and recruitment help.

Syllabus

My CIM tutor was fantastic and gave me all the help and support I needed. After starting the course I took the big step of leaving my job and taking up a position as marketing assistant, which has given me the opportunity to put my new skills into practice. I’ve also progressed to the next level of the CIM pathway and am really enjoying my new career direction. I would highly recommend Home Learning College.

Brett, West Sussex

View a short selection of our Course Contents and Sample Materials for the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing.

Course Snapshot

  • Level 3 qualification - comparable to studying at A Level or NVQ Level 3
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • No prior experience or qualifications required
  • One exam
  • Approximately 160 recommended study hours – as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options
  • It is desirable that you have regular access to a PC with Windows XP Home (SP3) operating system or higher.

What is Included?

  • 12 Months tutor support
  • Bespoke course materials written by industry experts
  • Student membership with CIM included
  • Exam booking fees and services included
  • 24 hour access to the Home Learning College Virtual Learning Campus
  • Free Career Management Centre services
  • Optional NUS card - the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts.

Prerequisites

This course is open to anyone with an interest in marketing.

Before you enrol on a Home Learning College Course, please ensure that you have read and understood the pre-requirements below:

  • You have a valid UK address (students outside the UK will receive an additional postage charge)
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language
  • You have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period
  • You have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

Financial Options

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost?

That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider.

Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

What is the CIM Qualification?

Recognised globally as the leading professional body within the industry, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world's largest organisation for professional marketers, ahead even of the American Marketing Association. CIM has over 60,000 members, individuals and businesses alike, looking to develop their marketing talent, gain CIM qualifications and achieve professional recognition.

CIM sets the standards within the marketing profession that organisations and individuals in the industry must meet. Marketing professionals earn an average of about 10% more over the course of their career* after gaining a CIM qualification, which is why CIM qualifications online are recognised worldwide.

CIM training courses are based on research into the skills and knowledge required by employers, enhancing the capability of those working within the marketing profession. Each course is tailored to a set stage of the marketing career and reflects what is expected of marketing professionals at that stage.

CIM courses online help students new to the marketing profession move from non-marketing positions to gaining their first Marketing Executive role and progress to other more advanced marketing roles with each marketing course they complete.

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With an active online community of over 20,000 students, we are the UK’s largest distance learning provider for professional qualifications. We bring enterprising professionals together to boost their careers with industry recognised, accredited qualifications. Our online training courses are the UK’s choice for professional learning at home, tailored around work and lifestyle. Our purpose is to provide a flexible study framework whereby students can study towards recognised professional qualifications around work and other commitments, and go on to achieve their professional goals. 

Company Overview

We provide professionals with the skills they need for a successful career; offer our academic partners a means by which they can deliver cutting edge industry relevant training programmes; and provide employers with highly trained, capable employees needed to boost their long-term profitability and growth; thus playing a part in driving future economic growth. We are a leader in the professional online learning space, and we aim to always keep the student at the heart of what we do. 

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