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CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificatein Professional Marketing

Our CIM pass rate is 100%*

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QAR 418/month interest-free

Payments
9 months

Deposit
QAR 437

Total Price
QAR 4,194

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Average completion time8 months

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Support period12 months

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Additional feesCIM membership fees, CIM assessment fees, CIM online proctored exam fee

  • Gain a firm foundation of essential marketing knowledge, no experience required
  • Perfect for current or aspiring marketing assistants
  • Set your own flexible study schedule
  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your personal CIM tutor
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 5,000+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Marketing is a key driver of success in today’s dynamic organisations.

Through studying this course and completing the highly practical assignments, you'll gain an insight into essential marketing concepts and tools and how to apply the marketing mix to achieve big results.

With an internationally recognised qualification from the world's oldest and most prestigious marketing organisation, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, you'll be well-prepared to launch your successful marketing career.

Entry requirements

As this is a foundation course, you don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol.

If English isn't your first language, we recommend that you’ve gained one of the following (or an equivalent) within the last two years:

  • IELTS Academic Module with an overall score of 6.5 (and a minimum 6.0 for each component pass mark)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above

However, neither of these are mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Course content

Your course is fully online. 

You'll cover two units: 

  • Marketing Principles
  • Communications in Practice

For full details of what you'll cover in each unit, download our CIM course guide.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed through one assignment submitted online and one exam.

The Marketing Principles unit is assessed by a multiple-choice exam. You’ll sit your exam online using a proctoring service. This will record your screen and environment to ensure the exam is fair and secure.

In order to sit your proctored exam, you’ll need:

  • A desktop computer or laptop (you can’t take the exam on a Chromebook, tablet or smartphone)
  • A webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
  • Internet speed of at least 2 Mbps

The Communications in Practice unit is assessed through a written assignment completed at home. It will be based around a given scenario and an organisation of your choice. 

Each assessment will take place during one of the 3 assessment sessions set each year by CIM:

  • March/April
  • June/July
  • December

You can choose any session you like within your support period. Please note that CIM charges a fee for each assessment.

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Marketing FAQs

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIM provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5000 independent reviews.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years.

We regularly receive formal commendations from CIM for the outstanding results of our marketing students.

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

This course, the CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing, is perfect for you if you're new to marketing. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

The CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing is ideal if you have some basic marketing knowledge and at least one of the following:

  • 1+ years' experience working in marketing
  • A university degree
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • International Baccalaureate equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above

The short CIM Level 4 Award in Digital Marketing Techniques is one unit from the Level 4 Certificate taken as a standalone qualification. It's ideal if you want to study a shorter course.

If you're a more experienced marketer, CIM also offers Level 6 and Level 7 qualifications, which are equivalent to an undergraduate and Master's degree respectively.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • All our tutors are CIM Chartered Fellows or Chartered Members
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIM experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Get in touch with our CIM Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

*Pass rate based on our CIM Level 3 and 4 students’ assessment results during the July 2020 and September 2020 assessment diets.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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