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CIM Level 4 Professional CertificateProfessional Marketing (Digital Marketing)

Our CIM pass rate is 94%*

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Average completion time9 months

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Support period15 months

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Additional feesCIM annual membership: £60, CIM assessment fees: £145 per assessment (£435 total excluding resits)

  • Build the skills you need to excel as a Marketing Executive or Assistant
  • Impress employers with a qualification from the world's leading marketing organisation
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal CIM tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 2500+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Modern marketing careers are creative, exciting, and lucrative.

By investing in the knowledge you need to accelerate yours, you'll show employers that you're a forward-thinking, motivated marketer who's up-to-date with the latest digital developments in this fast-changing field.

This fully online course will build on your existing skills through in-depth insights and real-world assignments, taking you from ambitious novice to confident marketing professional.

Entry requirements

You should 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 (such as the CIM Foundation Certficate)
  • International Baccalaureate equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above

If you don't have this, you can begin with the CIM Level 3 Certificate, which has no entry requirements.

You'll also complete a CIM diagnostic test before enrolling to ensure you have the minimum level of knowledge you need.

If English isn't your first language, you'll generally need to have 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, we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

 

Course content

Your course is fully online. You'll be assessed through 1 in-person exam and 2 written assignments based on real-world scenarios.

You'll cover 3 units: 

  • Marketing
  • Integrated Communications
  • Digital Marketing

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

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Emily Maidment‘I’ve never been one to speak up in a classroom, but being able to ask any question, without feeling silly, has made me confident in what I’m learning. Learning what I want and how I want really does make all the difference to the results you can achieve.’
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Hayley Reynolds‘My CIM tutor supported me every step of the way and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course – just like I did a few years earlier when studying my GCSEs with ICS Learn. ICS Learn have been a huge positive influence on my education and career path.’
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FAQs

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIM provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 2500 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.

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

This course, 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

The Marketing unit is assessed by multiple-choice exam. You'll book to sit it at your nearest CIM exam centre.

The Integrated Communications and Digital Marketing units are assessed through written assignments completed at home. They'll be based around a set realistic marketing 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 on 0800 015 4350.

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.

*Pass rate based on Level 3 and 4 students' results during 2017 assessments.

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