Study methods

Online learning - any time start

Choose your own start date, when and where you study, and set your own pace. One of the key benefits of online learning is the flexibility it provides for each professional to fit perfectly alongside their roles.

Online Learning is one of our most popular programmes. We have had students from 114 countries around the world and we consistently deliver excellent pass rates. Our students achieved a 99% pass rate in the latest set of results. 


Take a look at our short video below for more information on what you can expect from this study method (3 mins):


Key benefits of online learning

  • start when you want
  • study from anywhere in the world
  • set your own pace

What is included?

  • We have online learning Course Leaders for each qualification who will help you get started and work with you to keep your studies on track.
  • The full college study package includes: study guides for each module and handbooks covering key marketing topics (both guides written by our expert tutors), and full access to the College's unique Learning Zone. The latter includes; recorded taught lectures from our Cambridge evening classes, podcasts and webinars.
  • As part of our unique Learning Zone, you will easily be able to track your studies with our online, interactive study plan for each module. This sets out the materials to concentrate on, on a weekly basis, and includes links to these all in one place. Access your electronic study materials at any time to suit you, tick off the ones you have covered, save the most applicable for your assessment so you can come back to them later and track your progress.
  • You will also receive a specialist tutor for each module, who can answer any questions you may have and comment on one full draft of your assignment or exam practice questions (EPQs) before your final deadline. 

Student experience

Take a look at this blog post by Eleanor Devenish, who achieved the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing whilst working as a conservation intern in Malaysia. Eleanor talks about the benefits of online learning and what it's like to study with us. 

What our students say

Really good and really interesting having an academic perspective. I am Enjoying that there are lots of different theories. The Online Learning Zone is easy to use. At the beginning, I used to study on Fridays but this didn’t work because people were off, so Fridays were really busy. Now I am booking the study time in meeting rooms and it is much better!

Charlotte E Apprentice PR and communications Assistant, Fareham Borough Council

Study materials arrived almost by return of post, and the material is great. You are just brilliantly organised.

CIM Postgraduate Student

I just wanted to say thanks for all the support you have all given me over the past 2 years. I am jolly pleased I did it and can use the learning in my post. Thanks for your enduring patience and professionalism.

Julian Pratt Communications Manager, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

I have just submitted by Managing Marketing assignment to the College and wanted to put on record how great my tutor has been over the last few months.  His approach was pragmatic, supportive and motivating - everything I could have hoped for being so far away from home.

Jenny Graham Communications & Marketing Manager, NHS Shared Business Services

I am really enjoying it and I am finding the Learning Zone engaging. I look forward to the catch ups with my tutor. All is very relevant. It doesn't feel like work because I am enjoying it. It's not easy but it's enjoyable and I am passionate about communications.

Seb A. Apprentice PR and Communications Assistant, EKC

Thanks, the study guide is very helpful, and I have spoken with my tutor already. Although I have only just started the course, the support and information I have received from CMC is impressive and comforting.

CIM Certificate Distance Learning Student

Thank you for your well wishes! I'm very happy with CMC, the lessons and services. I hope the college can continue to grow and thrive!

Amalina Fami Distance Learning Student, Malaysia

I found the information you have prepared for Cambridge Marketing College really valuable. The material is written in a fresh, easy to understand way which really makes you think about how best to apply the knowledge within your own company. It is highlighted, informative and the format makes it a pleasure to read.

Justyna Zmorzynska CRM/Business Development Administrator, Showsec

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

I just wanted to let you know that I have now completed my Diploma in Marketing Communications! I appreciate the College’s assistance, most especially the patience of my teachers in making this possible. Balancing my heavy workload with studies (and personal life) was a great challenge and I couldn’t have done it without your support. Again, many thanks and more power to Cambridge Marketing College!

Melanny Lopez Group Marketing Communications Manager, Aggreko, Dubai

Very excited to have got a distinction in the final module of my CIM level 6 diploma in Professional Marketing. Many thanks to Cambridge Marketing College and my tutors Charles Nixon, Kiran Kapur & Tony Wilson for helping me achieve this in 10 months on their distance learning course. Now to find my next challenge ...

Mia Church Business Development Manager

Thanks to Cambridge Marketing College, and their exceptional revision and study material, I was able to pass my Introductory Certificate in Marketing. My thanks go out to their expertise and unrivalled support that helped me get forward in my career. I would definitely recommend their services.

Liam Green Customer Service Manager, DSV

It is really interesting. I don’t have formal training so all the theory is really useful. The Learning Zone is easy to use and easy to navigate in. It’s all interesting. I’m not a reader, so love the videos and doing things. I like talking through with my tutor because he has a different perspective.

Alice W Apprentice PR and communications Assistant, EI Group

Thank you for all the support throughout this module especially your flexibility. As I reflect back on the last 3 years of my CIM journey first with the Prof. Diploma and then the Postgrad. I am truly pleased to acknowledge the amount I have learnt and applied in my current role. I leave (hopefully) as a more experienced and confident professional marketer and it's all thanks to the great guidance from the CMC tutors. Thank you and I wish you only the best always.

Rochelle Barreto Postgraduate, Distant Learning Student

Cambridge Marketing College has helped me to build my knowledge and expand my skills within PR. Once a week, my employer lets me take a study day, which entails anything from writing a press release, to implementing a crisis communications plan. This helps me in my role at Sage and puts my skills to the test.

Georgia Lovell PR and Communications Apprentice, Sage

CMC proved to be my best option. It was a most uplifting experience in terms of excellent tutor support whenever you need it, professional study materials, and the valuable online webinars as if you are physically in the classroom. This combination is fundamental for a distance learning student.

Shafaq Sadiq Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson (Pakistan)

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

I just want to say a really big thank you to you and the rest of the tutors at the college for your support over the years as I worked my way through the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.  I was very tearful when I discovered I passed the final MLP module with 72%, your feedback and support was fantastic - Thank you! The college has certainly made my distant learning experience a great one!

Gurminder Badan Marketing & Communications Manager, Hollywood Monster

I just wanted to feedback that the new learning zone is great. I really like the fact you can link directly to all the appropriate resources as well as tracking progress across the module syllabus.

Ian Govier Senior Business Content Marketing Executive, EDF Energy

Thanks a lot for the fantastic support that I received from my tutor Tony and the entire staff at Cambridge Marketing College and of course great modules. I have secured a merit in the 1st paper on Strategic Marketing (Level: 6) - achieved thru distance learning.

Srinivas Kumar Head of Marketing, Tom Tom India

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