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(CIM Level 6 Diploma)

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The Sustainability module has been designed to give learners the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of marketing’s role in creating a sustainable environment.

The module enables the marketer to explore key concepts of sustainability to gain a better understanding of the level of change that the organisation can achieve and how marketing facilitates that change. You will consider the role of marketing in engaging with stakeholders (with the natural world established as a key stakeholder) to understand how to reframe core strategies and construct a brand purpose that aligns with relevant sustainability imperatives.

The module will equip you to plan, resource and execute key actions, and communicate how and why your organisation is responding to the evolving sustainability agenda.​

It is one of the mandatory modules of the CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing and the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Next date
Apr 2023 (w/c 16th & 23rd)
Next date
Please note that the courses above are delivered in the evenings as Face-to-face Virtual Classes using Zoom. We record each session for playback so students can watch again afterwards. The follow-up workshops are either held in the evenings or on Saturday mornings.

Sustainability Overview

Sustainability is a 17-credit mandatory module which sits within the suite of Level 6 modules. To gain the CIM Level 6 Diploma a pass in all three modules is required.

Module Structure

The module comprises three units of two to three learning outcomes each. Each learning outcome will be covered by the related assessment criteria and will be assessed by way of assignment. By the end of this module you should be able to:

Unit 1: Sustainability

  • Understand the sustainability landscape and its wider concepts; what it means for busines and society.
  • Assess the the organisation’s greater purpose (including societal commitment), and the role of marketing in achieving sustainability now and in the future.

Unit 2: Creating and co-creating value

  • Determine appropriate customer focused approach to the sustainability challenge.
  • Evaluate ways to collaborate and co-create with stakeholders to deliver change.

Unit 3: Implementing sustainability

  • Determine the resources required to effect change and deliver long-term value-driven and profitable solutions.
  • Create an action plan to implement change and measure results through effective metrics.

Assessment: Assignment

The assessment will require submission of assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice.

There are three assessment sessions during the year.

How long will it take to study?

Each module takes 3 days of class time to complete; there are 3 modules in total. For this module the tutor will also agree tutorials with the students. Please note that if the course is delivered virtually it will be delivered over three days or 6 evenings. We offer 1 cohort per year.

Length of study

  • The Total Qualification Time (TQT) per module is 170 hours.
  • TQT includes guided learning hours, practical and work-based learning, assessment preparation time, assessment time and supported self-study time.

There are currently 4 assessment sessions per year within this CIM qualification.

How much does the CIM Diploma cost?

Our qualifications and bite-size awards represent a sound investment in your future and your employer may therefore be willing to sponsor you. We also have payment plans for those who are self-funding.

The cost of the CIM Level 6 Diploma is £1950 +VAT (payable to the Study Centre). Individual modules cost £700 (+VAT)

CIM costs
Annual registration fee – £65
Total assessment fees – £570 (£450**)

Payment Plan

If you are self-financing, there may be 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.

ReAct Scheme

If you have been made redundant, then you may be eligible for ReAct funding of up to £1500 of the cost of your course. We accept ReAct beneficiaries and have dealt with students through the ReAct scheme for many years. Find out more about ReAct from the Careers Wales website.

The Diploma also entitles you to a Free 1-Day Google Analytics course.

*Figures based on successful completion at first attempt; this price does not include the fee for any resits required.
**Discount available to members who reside in countries listed as eligible for an International reduced rate.

How is the course delivered?

The CIM Level 6 Diplomas are currently being run as a Virtual ‘Live’ Classroom. This means you can watch and participate in the course from the comfort of your own home or office. Tutors use a variety of techniques to give students the best possible learning outcome:

  • Presentation slides
  • Videos
  • Open class discussion
  • Breakout rooms
  • Whiteboards

One big benefit of delivering courses through this method is that students can also view the sessions again as each session is recorded.

Times may vary and many sessions are now run in the evening. Recent sessions have been delivered over 6 weekday evenings for around 2.5-3 hours. Students seem to prefer this approach.

For any individual 1-to-1 session, students can arrange this as a telephone session or a Zoom session (depending on tutor availability).

What should you do next?

Please download and take some time to go through the CIM Level 6Diploma  brochure. It covers pretty much everything that we have detailed on this site.

If you would like to book on to the CIM Level 6 Diploma, please click the ‘book now’ button at the top of this page and complete the booking form.

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