CIM, CIPR, DMI and ISP publish guidance on entry criteria for each level of study. Oxford College of Marketing will help interpret this to advise which level is the most suitable depending on your objectives. We may suggest that you undertake a pre-course to revise the basics before embarking on your qualification. This may mean you are able to study at a higher level than you thought. These pre-courses are unique to the college and are generally free of charge if you study the whole qualification.
In the unlikely event that you start your studies and find you are at the wrong level, please contact our Support Team who will be happy to help.
Throughout your course, you will have opportunities to interact with your trainer, assignment tutor and our in-house Support Team. These people will check that you are on the right track with your studies and your assessment projects. If applicable, your assignment tutor will provide guidance on any written assessments, including comprehensive feedback. Our online learning platform, Oxcom Learning will also offer a large number of resources to assist your progress.
All costs are clearly shown in your formal quote. For most qualifications, in addition to your training fees, you will need to pay assessment fees and an annual membership to the awarding body. These may be included in your training fee or paid separately to the awarding body.
You may wish to purchase some additional books to support your studies. These costs will vary but we can advise a rough total and recommend reading materials.
The number of hours you should study a week will depend on how much prior knowledge you have and the level you are studying. We estimate between 5 and 10 hours a week is normal. But be warned – approaching assignment submissions or exams, you may be putting extra hours in!
Our pass rates are exceptional but in the unlikely event you fail a module, you will need to retake. You will be charged for additional assignment tutor support. This is between £60 to £300 + VAT depending on the qualification you are studying. Our Support Team will advise you when the results are published.
For CIM, if you marginally fail a unit, there is an opportunity to resubmit this, but the grade will be capped at a ‘pass’.
Oxford College of Marketing has a network of study centres across Britain and several international centres, which run a mixture of face to face evening and weekend classes for our CIM and CIPR courses. We also offer online distance learning and live virtual learning. If you find that your study mode is not working for you or want to change venue, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
There are numerous resources and free chapters on Oxcom Learning that support all our courses and qualifications. Your accredited body membership will also give you access to excellent resources. If you are studying a CIM qualification, most modules are accompanied by a study guide.
However, depending on what you are studying, you may wish to purchase additional textbooks. Sometimes these are expensive but try to view them as an investment which you will refer to during your entire marketing career. You can buy these from the CIM bookstore, other book retailers, or Amazon.
Recommended reading lists are available on Oxcom Learning but if you need any advice on your book purchases, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If English is not your first language, we may require written evidence that you will be able to complete the work (such as achievement of English Language competency IELT level 6.5 or above). A language test may be required. However, usually, if you are living and working in the UK or an English-speaking country, your level of English will be fine.
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I'm currently studying the CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing at the Oxford College of Marketing. I have been very impressed with everything regarding my virtual learning: Jane Adrain has been the tutor on my modules so far and she teaches the topic in every engaging and knowledgeable way - having breakouts so topics can be discussed with other students in the class, giving the online learning a social element; tutors are also very helpful and available for questions during assignments; college staff are very responsive and friendly; lots of learning resources are provided and reading materials suggested. Very positive about my learning so far and I highly recommend the Oxford College of Marketing.
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I picked Oxford College of Marketing from the list of CIM study centres I originally contacted because they were able to answer all my questions and provide guidance from first point of contact. All their communications were prompt and genuinely helpful instead of a sales pitch.In my studies with them, I have found the same level of support, especially during the Covid pandemic. The tutors and the support team truly go above and beyond. No question is left unanswered and there are a number of extra resources you are given access to, as well as curated reading lists and online articles which are relevant to the module you are studying.I recommend the college and most importantly the staff.