Level 3

CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing


Choose either the CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing or the CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.

Spread the cost of your course*

Take advantage and make an initial payment of £270 by credit/debit card, then spread the remaining amount over 4 equal monthly instalments as follows:

Online learning £136.00/month
Evening classes £247.00/month
Saturday seminars £247.00/month

* Available for UK bank accounts only.

Online learning

Online Learning

£620.00* + VAT

£620.00* + VAT

Evening classes

Cambridge, UK

02 October 2023, £990.00* + VAT

02 October 2023
£990.00* + VAT
London, UK (Virtual)

04 October 2023, £990.00* + VAT

04 October 2023
£990.00* + VAT

Saturday seminars

Bristol, UK (Virtual)

01 July 2023, £990.00* + VAT

01 July 2023
£990.00* + VAT
Cambridge, UK

01 July 2023, £990.00* + VAT

01 July 2023
£990.00* + VAT
Edinburgh, UK (Virtual)

01 July 2023, £990.00* + VAT

01 July 2023
£990.00* + VAT
Virtual classes

01 July 2023, £990.00* + VAT

01 July 2023
£990.00* + VAT

* Please note: Awarding body membership and/or assessment fees are not included.

Course overview




Successful completion of this qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to perform in a support level role and carry out an essential and successful professional marketing role within the work place. 

Study package 

Find out what our students receive in their study package as part of this course.

Additional support

There are lots of free resources available within our student community to ensure you gain the best learning experience possible!

  • Learning styles support and practical toolkits to help with your studies.
  • The ‘Marketer’s Sustainability Toolkit’ shows you what you need to action in your organisation.
  • Fortnightly personal development and career webinars.
  • Informal Friday ‘Drop-ins’ which follows a current topic for students to discuss and generate ideas.
  • Two podcasts; one follows the opinions of our experts and the other welcomes guests from the industry.


9 months (but 12 months support is provided for added flexibilty if you need it).

Entry criteria

  • A-Levels (or equivalent)
  • English language proficiency

Course modules :

Marketing Principles Mandatory

Study hours: 120, split into a provided weekly study plan.

  • Know the role and function of marketing within organisations 
  • Understand the factors that influence customer behavior
  • Identify the key components of the marketing environment
  • Identify how to collect relevant information about the marketing environment
  • Understand the concept and elements of the marketing mix
  • Understand the application of the marketing mix in different contextual settings

You can view the full syllabus for the module here.

Assessment: Multiple-choice question examination.

Communications in Practice Elective

Study hours: 120, split into a provided weekly study plan.

  • Identify different types of customer
  • Identify how customers make purchasing decisions
  • Outline the purpose of customer communications
  • Understand the range of communications tools
  • Outline the structure and content of a customer communications plan
  • Know how the effectiveness of a communications plan can be measured and evaluated

You can view the full syllabus for the module here.

Assessment: Work based assignment, based on an organisation of your choice.

Digital Fundamentals Elective

Study hours: 120, split into a provided weekly study plan.

Please note: By choosing this module as an elective when studying the full qualification, the student would be awarded with the CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing

  • Understand the impact of digital technology on marketing activities
  • Understand the effect of digital technologies on customers
  • Understand the use of digital marketing tools
  • Outline the development of digital marketing content
  • Know how to develop digital marketing communications campaigns
  • Understand how to measure digital marketing communications campaigns

You can view the full syllabus for the module here.

Assessment: Work based assignment, based on an organisation of your choice.

What our students say

I loved studying for my Marketing qualification with Cambridge Marketing College - I was able to fit study around my other commitments, (as a distance learner), and I benefited from having a very experienced, helpful and knowledgeable tutor assigned to me. My tutor was contactable via email at any time, and always responded quickly to my (many!) queries. I found the resources, (podcasts, study guides and books) to be of very high quality, being extremely well put-together and written. The staff at the college are always incredibly friendly and ready to help. I would recommend the course highly to anyone wanting to gain marketing skills or update their existing skills.

Giovanna Pierce Technical Officer, BT

Cambridge Marketing College has amazing tutors, friendly administration staff and great teaching material.

CMC Alumnus

All done! Thanks again for the taught sessions and the clear and thorough feedback you provided on the draft assignment. You've been fantastic and I honestly wouldn't hesitate to recommend your classes to anybody. ...Time for a beer!

Richard Woolf Assistant Manager, Chalfont Park Hospitality

The tutors were fantastic and all the materials provided were great. I always recommend Cambridge Marketing College.

CMC Alumnus

You really have been so so helpful, and I really appreciate it. CMC are lucky to have such wonderful staff who really go the extra mile.

Felicity Dale Associate Director, International Strategic Development, Global University Systems

I PASSED!!!! So so chuffed, I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for answering every call and message without delay in the final weeks and days. Plus thank you for your feedback on my draft. This has been a new experience for me and I have learnt so much and I know without your input I wouldn’t have been able to achieve it.

Brenton Williams Foundation Certificate Student, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Don't have the flexibility to study a full qualification?

You can take just one of these qualification modules as an Award which will count towards studying for a full qualification.

We're here to assist!

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