As part of our admission process we invite prospective students to meet our Centre Managers. This gives us time to get to know and understand your training needs, and to make sure you are on the right level course.

Process for Assessing Learner Suitability

  • CV Provision – All students are asked to provide a CV if possible.
  • Interviews – All students are interviewed either on the phone or in person.
  • Wherever possible we try and interview in person as this gives us the opportunity to get to know the student better – This is sometimes difficult as distance learning students are not always able to come in.
  • During the interview, students are asked to detail their qualifications, job roles and experience so that we can understand what they have done and how their experience is recognised by us in determining their entry level.
  • We provide information on CIM so that students understand the entry requirement, assessment methods, and hours of study so they are able to make a realistic decision and how to set aside enough time in which to do the work and achieve their ambitions.
  • CIM guidelines – We generally follow the CIM guidelines for enrolment, but as CIM allow us to make our own decisions regarding enrolment, we use our own discretion on entry-level where the student shows in the interview they have the capability to achieve a higher level, or where in doubt, we ask the CIM for guidance. Students without a degree in marketing are able to do the Graduate Foundation course which should enable them to start at a higher level. This course, which can be taken over a weekend, or as a distance learner, together with the CIM level entry test should give the student a good idea about their entry level.

Click here to try the on line CIM entry test

You will need to log in with your first name and surname.

If you would like further guidance, once you have  completed the test please do take a screen shot of the results and email the results to we will then be able to confirm your entry level.

We believe in the importance of developing long-term professional relationships with our students and we do like to discuss the options, courses and costs with you before you start our programmes. We therefore have a selection of open evenings across our centres throughout the year.  Alternatively we can chat through the options on the phone.

Online Learning System - Two Week Free Trial

Our student online learning system provides learning support for students studying for CIM, CAM Communications and Digital Marketing, UCI / DMA Digital courses, and ISMM courses. You will be given access to recorded classes, live and recorded webinars, podcasts, course notes, text book references, web site references, examples and analysis of exam questions, self-progress tests, PowerPoint slides and podcasts to act as aide memoirs to each section and video provided by The Oxford Learning Lab.

Oxford College of Marketing Webinars

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CIM Webinars
UCI Webinars
ISMM Webinars

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