Level 3

Marketing Assistant

Learn to research the current marketing environment, assess customer behaviour and create effective marketing plans. Understand the impact digital marketing tools can have and ultimately, measure the success of your campaigns.

Who this apprenticeship applies to

Those in a marketing assistant level role, who report to a Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager or Marketing Director.

How this apprenticeship works

  • Minimum of 6 hours off-the-job training per week
  • Blended learning, with online study materials, a monthly one-to-one online tutorial, and topic specific webinars

Qualifications gained from this apprenticeship

  • An level 3 apprenticeship qualification
  • Professional Awarding Body recognition* **

    * Meets the requirements for registration as an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing 
    ** We have mapped the knowledge content with the CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing. This allows the apprentice to achieve a dual certification. Extra fees for assignment support, CIM membership and CIM assessment fees will apply.

Duration and cost

The learning section of the apprenticeship is up to 18 months. The end point assessment period is up to 6 months thereafter. The cost is £7,000.

Skills and behaviours

There are specific weeks for skills and behaviours, which include tutoring on:

  • Research and presentation techniques
  • Writing persuasive text, proofreading and publishing content
  • Using spreadsheets
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Commitment to continuous development
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity

End point assessment

To complete the apprenticeship apprentices have to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA). This includes:

  • Knowledge test - 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Work based project - which may be based on any of the following: a business need – such as a tactical marketing issue, a specific problem, a recurring issue OR a new business idea / opportunity 

Key syllabus

Section 1: Marketing Theories, Concepts and Basic Principles

  • The Role and Function of Marketing
    Activities include: List or map out the internal relationships your marketing team has with other parts of the organisation. Which other functions and processes does it depend on and contribute to? Which dependencies are positive and which negative?
  • Customer Behaviour
    Select 2 recent purchases you or your organisation have made, one small and one large. What process did you go through for each of these? What role(s) did you play? What were the key influences on the final decision? How did the 2 purchases differ in each of these areas?
    Activities include: Obtain and read a copy of your organisation’s Marketing Plan. Does it have all the information you would expect? Are the objectives SMART and do they link to your corporate objectives clearly? How is progress measured and how often is the Plan reported against and to whom? Compile a list for discussion of the key strengths and any weaknesses in the Plan.
  • Marketing Planning and the Marketing Environment
    Activities include: If you do not already have one, get a copy of your team's marketing plan. Find out what research, data and analysis went into its production. Does it include all the elements you would expect?
  • Market Research and Data
    Activities include: In consultation with your LM either undertake a piece of online audience research on a campaign or evaluate the results of a recent survey
  • The Marketing Mix
  • The Marketing Mix in Different Contexts

Section 2: Communications in Practice

  • Different Types of Customers
  • How Customers Make Buying Decisions
  • The Purpose and Process of Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Communications Tools
  • Creating a Customer Communications Plan
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of a Communications Plan



Section 3: Digital Fundamentals

  • The Impact of Digital Technology on Marketing
  • The Effect of Digital Technology on Customers
  • Digital Marketing Tools
  • Developing Digital Marketing Content
  • Developing Digital Marketing Campaigns
  • Measuring Digital Marketing Campaigns

What our students say

Really positive and really beneficial. I have been able to put into practice on a daily basis.

Danielle G Apprentice Marketing Executive, Coventry City Council

The course material follows a logical structure and provides a variety of learning methods depending on preference. The level of support provided by the college is outstanding. My learning is tailored to my personal objectives and work priorities which means I can balance workloads alongside developing my career aspirations as a marketing professional.

Kimberley Wright Marketing Executive Apprentice, Expleo

I already feel more confident in my ability and understanding within an industry I can't wait to spend the rest of my life in. When you know, you know right?

If you're questioning if an apprenticeship is worth it or wondering if it's the right route for you...give it a go. Especially if you want to become a marketing wizard or hottest content creator out there. You'll be amazed at what you can learn.

Eryn Niamh Junior Content Creator, DA Creative Studio

I have passed! I’m so surprised, pleased and thankful! I will be shouting from the rooftops on LinkedIn about my amazing Cambridge Marketing College course very soon. This course really gave me the structure, expertise and encouragement from my tutor to actually become a Marketer. A huge thank you to everyone!


Rachel Richards Marketing Manager Apprentice, Henkel Ltd

Cambridge Marketing College’s apprenticeship courses are brilliant - there is a wealth of knowledge and different types of media freely available. The tutors are always available to answer questions and push you to achieve your best. This course has given me the courage to challenge myself and the organisation I work within!

Alice Bartlett Marketing Executive Apprentice, Cardzone

After working in Marketing for a year already; I’m thoroughly enjoying this apprenticeship, it’s already taught me lots of valuable information that I use on a day-to-day basis. The coursework is easily accessed and allows me to work at my own pace whilst balancing my job at the same time.

Dylan Cooper Marketing Assistant Apprentice, The Parts Alliance

Register your interest!

To register your interest, or if you have any questions about the marketing apprenticeships, contact Charlotte Lestienne on:

+44 (0)1954 234941 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Alternatively, you can talk to a team member using the LIVE CHAT at the bottom of your screen.

Approved provider

The College is approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and is listed on the Register of Training Apprentice Providers (RoATP). It is also a member of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the PR & Communications Assistant apprenticeship. All our policies (including Prevent Strategy, Health and Safety, Complaints procedure, Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding) are available on request by contacting apprenticeships@marketingcollege.com.


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