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CIM Courses & Qualifications

CIM Levels 3, 4 and 6

Cardiff  |  Face-to-face Virtual

We have been offering CIM Courses in Cardiff since 2008 and have taught 100’s of students. Our pass rate for the past 5 years has been 97% with most students achieving merits or distinctions. We look forward to helping you achieve the same success!

🎉  100% pass rate in April 2022 CIM Assessment Board.

CIM Accredited Courses

Marketing Tom Media is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing to deliver the following CIM qualifications in the Cardiff region:

  • CIM Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (Level 3) – this qualification is aimed at those both in a job that already involves digital marketing or those who wish to find out about digital marketing with the intention of starting a digital marketing career. Typical job titles may include: digital marketing assistant, social media assistant and content marketing assistant.
  • CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (Level 4) – this qualification is aimed at the aspiring Digital marketer wishes to gain knowledge and skills to succeed and progress with a career in marketing. Typical job titles may include the following: digital marketing executive, digital and social media executive, content marketing executive and display advertising executive.
  • CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6) – this qualification is aimed at the professional marketer working in an operational, supervisory or management role wishes to develop their knowledge and skills across the range of areas to succeed and progress a career in marketing. Some typical job titles include: marketing manager, marketing and communications manager corporate communications manager and brand manager.
  • CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (Level 6) – this qualification is aimed at marketers working in an operational, supervisory or management role who wishes to develop their knowledge of digital techniques and their application to a number of marketing related projects. The student will typically be operating in or aspiring to work in a digital marketing role and will be required to create digital solutions within the wider marketing plan.
  • CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing (Level 6)- this qualification is aimed at marketers working in an operational, supervisory or management role who wish to develop their knowledge and skills around how marketing can lead and support the business in responding to the sustainability challenges we face.

We have been delivering CIM courses in Cardiff since 2008 and our tutors have many years’ experience of working with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and delivering CIM courses at all levels. We have achieved a 98% pass rate across all courses since we started over 14 years ago. Our CIM qualifications offer a clear pathway from Level 3 through to Level 6 and all of these qualifications are partially or fully focused on digital. Most of our tutors are Chartered Marketers and/or university lecturers.

** Please note that our CIM courses are currently being delivered as Face-to-face Virtual classes through Zoom/Webex. We hope to be able to offer public courses in the near future at our Cardiff venue. We welcome enquiries from students from all parts of the UK and overseas. **

Your CIM Questions Answered

Here are some of the typical questions that we get asked as a Study Centre. Should you have any more, please feel free to call us our CIM coordinator, Terrie Cousins, on 02020 005778.

When do we run our CIM courses?

Marketing Tom, unlike most other Study Centres, generally delivers courses on a monthly basis. That is to say we run at least one module of the Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing every month. The Diploma course is run every 3 months.

Courses start at 9.00 am and finish at 4.30 pm, though many of our ‘Live’ Zoom sessions are run from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. This means some courses run over three morning sessions instead of 2 intensive days.

When do we run our CIM courses?

Marketing Tom, unlike most other Study Centres, generally delivers courses on a monthly basis. That is to say we run at least one module of the Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing every month. The Diploma course is run every 3 months.

Courses start at 9.00 am and finish at 4.30 pm, though many of our ‘Live’ Zoom sessions are run from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. This means some courses run over three morning sessions instead of 2 intensive days.

How much do CIM qualifications cost?

Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing 

  • Course cost: £495 +VAT per module; £990 +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £110 per assessment (2 in total); yearly membership: £65. Please note there is an online proctoring fee of £45 during the pandemic. You should allocate a £40-50 spend on books.

Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing 

  • Course cost: £500* +VAT per module; £1500* +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £110 per assessment (3 in total); yearly membership: £65. Please note there is an online proctoring fee of £45 during the pandemic. You should allocate a £40-50 spend on books.

Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing 

The introductory cost of the CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing will be £1950 +VAT (payable to the Study Centre). If you are self-financing, there may also be payment options open to you. Please speak to our CIM co-ordinator regarding this. Individual modules cost £700 (+VAT)

  • Course cost: £700* +VAT per module; £1950* +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £190 per assessment (3 in total); yearly membership: £65.

(*Prices change in January to £550 +VAT per module; £1650* +VAT for full course)

And don’t forget …

if you are self-financing, there are payment options open to you. This will allow you to spread the cost of the course over a period of a few months. Please speak to our CIM co-ordinator on 02920 005778 regarding this.

Please check out our Payment Plan page.

How much do CIM qualifications cost?

Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing 

  • Course cost: £495 +VAT per module; £990 +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £110 per assessment (2 in total); yearly membership: £65. Please note there is an online proctoring fee of £45 during the pandemic. You should allocate a £40-50 spend on books.

Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing 

  • Course cost: £500* +VAT per module; £1500* +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £110 per assessment (3 in total); yearly membership: £65. Please note there is an online proctoring fee of £45 during the pandemic. You should allocate a £40-50 spend on books.

Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing 

The introductory cost of the CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing will be £1950 +VAT (payable to the Study Centre). If you are self-financing, there may also be payment options open to you. Please speak to our CIM co-ordinator regarding this. Individual modules cost £700 (+VAT)

  • Course cost: £700* +VAT per module; £1950* +VAT for full course.
  • CIM cost: £190 per assessment (3 in total); yearly membership: £65.

(*Prices change in January to £550 +VAT per module; £1650* +VAT for full course)

And don’t forget …

if you are self-financing, there are payment options open to you. This will allow you to spread the cost of the course over a period of a few months. Please speak to our CIM co-ordinator on 02920 005778 regarding this.

Please check out our Payment Plan page.

What is our teaching approach?

We run our courses on weekdays and (sometimes for Level 6) weekend sessions. For our CIM Level 3 and 4 courses we are able to deliver 1 module every month which means we can run between 3-4 cohorts per year (most other Study Centres run 1 cohort per year). And because each of CIM’s qualifications is made up bite-sized modules, students have the ability to join our courses at different times of the year and not at one fixed point.

Our courses offer a nice balance of teaching through course slides, discussion and breakout sessons. All of our tutors are vastly experienced in both teaching CIM courses and have many years’ experience of teaching in industry. Our level 6 tutors are all university lecturers.

Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic we have run all courses ‘live’ through Zoom/WebEx. This means we have also been able to do student feedback sessions through this medium.

What is our teaching approach?

We run our courses on weekdays and (sometimes for Level 6) weekend sessions. For our CIM Level 3 and 4 courses we are able to deliver 1 module every month which means we can run between 3-4 cohorts per year (most other Study Centres run 1 cohort per year). And because each of CIM’s qualifications is made up bite-sized modules, students have the ability to join our courses at different times of the year and not at one fixed point.

Our courses offer a nice balance of teaching through course slides, discussion and breakout sessons. All of our tutors are vastly experienced in both teaching CIM courses and have many years’ experience of working in industry. Our level 6 tutors are all university lecturers.

Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic we have run all courses ‘live’ through Zoom/WebEx. This means we have also been able to do student feedback sessions through this medium.

How do virtual classes work?

Since 2020 and continuing through 2022 these courses are delivered ‘live’ through a virtual platform. Each module offers between 15-23 hours of ‘Live’ Virtual Classrooms. All courses are delivered through WebEx/Zoom which allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your laptop, desktop or tablet.

This means you can participate from the comfort of your home/office, anywhere. All of our modules are recorded so students can review the class afterwards. Learn more about CIM Virtual Classrooms. What is more some of our tutors are able to offer support via Zoom on your assessments.

And the upside of virtual classes is that 2021 saw us achieve the best assessment results we had ever had!

How do virtual 'live' courses work?

Since 2020 and continuing through 2022 these courses are delivered ‘live’ through a virtual platform. Each module offers between 15-23 hours of ‘Live’ Virtual Classrooms. All courses are delivered through WebEx/Zoom which allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your laptop, desktop or tablet.

This means you can participate from the comfort of your home/office, anywhere. All of our modules are recorded so students can review the class afterwards. Learn more about CIM Virtual Classrooms. What is more some of our tutors are able to offer support via Zoom on your assessments.

And the upside of virtual classes is that 2021 saw us achieve the best assessment results we had ever had!

Why study with Marketing Tom?

✅  We have been an Accredited CIM Study Centre since 2007.

✅  Our pass rate since we started is around 98%

✅  Well over 75% of students received A’s an B’s for their assessments/exams work in the latest exam boards.

✅   100% of our students who completed their Full certificates/diplomas over the past 4 years have received Merits or Distinction!

✅  All of our tutors are experienced practitioners in their own fields and have a wealth of experience in marketing and digital marketing training. Most are Chartered Marketers.

✅  Courses are run as either 3.5-hour sessions on Zoom or 7 hours in a classroom. You don’t have to attend once a week, in the evening!

✅  All our Zoom courses are recorded.

✅  Our CIM results are consistently above the UK national average.

✅  Our CIM Level 4 and 6 courses include a FREE Google Analytics day.

✅  Our Support site is designed to help students improve their grades.

✅  Zoom revision and 1-to-1 sessions are available for many of our modules at the moment (and will be available to all in the future).

✅  Students can, depending on other demands, complete all training / assessments in under 6 months for level 3, between 6-8 months for level 4 and just under 10 months for level 6.

Why study with Marketing Tom?

✅  We have been an Accredited CIM Study Centre since 2007.

✅  Our pass rate since we started is around 98%

✅  Well over 75% of students received A’s an B’s for their assessments/exams work in the latest exam boards.

✅   100% of our students who completed their Full certificates/diplomas over the past 4 years have received Merits or Distinction!

✅  All of our tutors are experienced practitioners in their own fields and have a wealth of experience in marketing and digital marketing training. Most are Chartered Marketers.

✅  Courses are run as either 3.5-hour sessions on Zoom or 7 hours in a classroom. You don’t have to attend once a week, in the evening!

✅  All our Zoom courses are recorded.

✅  Our CIM results are consistently above the UK national average.

✅  Our CIM Level 4 and 6 courses include a FREE Google Analytics day.

✅  Our Support site is designed to help students improve their grades.

✅  Zoom revision and 1-to-1 sessions are available for many of our modules at the moment (and will be available to all in the future).

✅  Students can, depending on other demands, complete all training / assessments in under 6 months for level 3, between 6-8 months for level 4 and just under 10 months for level 6.

Where do we run our courses?

** Please note that we are currently delivering all of our courses ‘live’ through Zoom/WebEx.**

All courses are delivered through Zoom which allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your office or home, via desktop or tablet. Learn more about Virtual Classrooms.

Our principal training venue is located in the offices of Liberty Marketing in Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen. This location is conveniently located between the M4 (junction 32) and Cardiff City Centre, making it easily accessible from Cardiff, Swansaea, Newport, the valleys and South West England.  Please note on occasion our training venues may be located in Cardiff City centre (always check the events page for correct location).

Where do we run our courses?

** Please note that we are currently delivering all of our courses ‘live’ through Zoom/WebEx.**

All courses are delivered through Zoom which allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your office or home, via desktop or tablet. Learn more about Virtual Classrooms.

Our principal training venue is located in the offices of Liberty Marketing in Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen. This location is conveniently located between the M4 (junction 32) and Cardiff City Centre, making it easily accessible from Cardiff, Swansaea, Newport, the valleys and South West England.  Please note on occasion our training venues may be located in Cardiff City centre (always check the events page for correct location).

What should you do next?

If you’d like more information regarding any of our courses, please click on the course links above. Should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to give our CIM coordinator, Terrie Cousins, a call on 02920 005778.

What should you do next?

If you’d like more information regarding any of our courses, please click on the course links above. Should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to give our CIM coordinator, Terrie Cousins, a call on 02920 005778.

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Just a few Google reviews from CIM students…

My experience with Marketing Tom Media has been great from start to finish. Alun and his team have been brilliant with communication and were always there to help with any questions about exams papers etc.

I started studying my CIM level 4 so that I could enhance my marketing knowledge and bring these skills to my current role, and I can safely say it has done this. The tutors are very knowledgeable and have hands-on experience in the marketing industry so really are the best to learn from.

Keavy

The level of teaching from Marketing Tom is incredibly high quality. Alun and his team are extremely knowledgable, professional and experienced. Their courses have helped me develop from a complete beginner in Marketing to a confident and qualified member of a Communication’s team. Highly recommend.

Simon

Really enjoyed doing the CIM level 3 certificate with Marketing Tom and would highly recommend! Always found the sessions enjoyable, we had it all via Zoom and there was always encouragement to ask for help if you need it and arrange 1 on 1 sessions where required. Pleased I managed to pass with a distinction which wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t had some rather last minute help (oops – learned for next time…always start the assignments early!). Everything clear and professionally run, big thanks Alun and Terrie!
Gemma Louise

Alun and the team at Marketing Tom Media offer fantastic tuition and support! The knowledge I’ve gained from completing a CIM qualification , has helped me secure a new Marketing role. Highly recommended!

Sam

I achieved a Level 4 CIM qualification with Marketing Tom Media and I cannot recommend them highly enough! The course leaders were extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of marketing and really taught me a lot in such a short space of time. No question was too silly or obvious and the teachers were more than happy to explain any topic that needed further clarification.

The course itself covered not only marketing theory but a range of real business examples that helped me to better understand how marketing principles are applied in practice. I continue to use what I learnt throughout the course on an almost daily basis in my job. 100% recommend Marketing Tom!

Rachel

I’ve just finished my first CIM certification with Marketing Tom, my experience was flawless from start to finish, at any given time I’ve felt that my tutors care and support my efforts. 5/5, would definitely study again 🙂

Bart

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