Chartered Institute of Marketing CIM inCertificate in Professional Marketing

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The aim of the CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing is to provide the practising marketer with relevant, contemporary marketing content to equip them for the current global landscape. Learning is brought to life through meaningful and active assessment methods which embrace the modern marketing industry.

This is a one year provision but you can start in September, January or April.

Course Content

The CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing consists of three units:

  • Marketing - assessed by exam
  • Integrated Communications - assessed by written assignment
  • Digital Marketing - Assessed by portfolio

Bite-Size Awards
Each module can be achieved as a distinct, self-contained award which can be build up to attain the full Certificate.


The delivery of the Professional Certificate in Marketing is enhanced by guest speakers, individual tutorial support and a range of professional lecturers.

The syllabus has been updated recently to reflect the changing issues and practices within marketing and to reflect employers' views of marketing in today's business environment, making this an extremely relevant qualification.

The Awarding Body at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has commended Loughborough College for the excellent standard of results achieved for assessments submitted in the December 2016 assessments session for the Marketing module of the Certificate in Professional Marketing.

Entry Requirements

To enrol onto the Professional Certificate in Marketing you must have achieved one of the following:

  • CIM Level 3 Certificate in Marketing qualification
  • Any relevant Level 3 qualification
  • Any UK degree or international equivalent
  • International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF level 3 and above)
  • Professional practice (suggested one year in a marketing role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 4

Additional fees are payable:

  • £60 CIM membership fee
  • £145 assessment fee (per module)

Progression Opportunities

Having completed your CIM Professional Certificate In Marketing you will be able to take your qualification with you into employment.This qualification gives you the practical skills and knowledge to devise and execute tactical marketing activities, and is highly valued by employers.

You can also progress on to study the Level 6 Professional Diploma in Marketing.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £1,350
  • Non EU: £1,350

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 20/21XEJ0011

Awarding Body:

Chartered Institute of Marketing

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