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  • A CIM qualification at Level 3 provides you with the essential skills needed to enter the marketing industry and be able to perform professionally in a support level role within the workplace.

    You’ll have the choice to choose from two qualifications at this level, to suit your individual career path. Each module can also be achieved as an individual award.

    Achieving the Qualification

    To achieve either qualifications at Level 3, you’ll need to gain a pass in both the mandatory and elective modules.

    Do you qualify?

    It is not necessary to have any previous experience or knowledge of marketing to study the Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing or the Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing. So, if you’re an aspiring marketer, new to a marketing support role or in a job that already involves digital marketing, our qualifications at Level 3 are the right choice for you.

    If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of achieving one of the following English Language qualifications within the last two years: IELTS Academic Module with overall score of 6.5 (each component pass mark must be 6.0 or above) or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above. CIM will consider other equivalent alternatives. 

    You can contact your preferred Accredited Study Centre to discuss your options or for further information, download the qualification specifications below:

    Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing

    Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing

    Reasonable adjustments policy

    Reasonable adjustments enable a candidate with additional requirements to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding to the levels of attainment required by the relevant CIM qualification specification. CIM ensures its Reasonable Adjustments Policy aligns to regulatory and legal requirements. The Reasonable Adjustments policy is available to learners on the MyCIM Portal once they are registered.

    What are the costs?

    There are three cost elements* to studying a marketing qualification at Level 3:

    1. Once you've selected your preferred Accredited Study Centre, contact them to discuss your tuition fees. Note that costs may vary for each centre.
    2. You'll then need to become a CIM Studying Member, for which the annual fee is £65.
    3. Finally, you’ll need to book your assessments through MyCIM when studying. The total assessment fee for this qualification is £220 (or £265 if choosing an online proctored examination).

    *Figures based on successful completion at first attempt. Additional fees will be required if resits are taken.