If you are in a junior marketing position, aspire to a career in marketing or are moving into marketing from another background, The Certificate in Professional Marketing may be for you. Many people who enrol on this course are marketing assistants and personal assistants. Before making up your mind, do contact us so we can check that this is the best level for you.

  • Learn about the role and function of marketing and what influences customer behaviour

  • Identify trends in the marketing environment and how they affect marketing planning

  • Identify options for gathering relevant marketing information

  • Learn how to apply and adapt the marketing mix

Distance Learning

  • Blended Learning £1,935 +VAT
  • Single Module Distance Learning £420.00 +VAT

The Certificate in Professional Marketing takes approximately one year to complete and consists of three modules:

Marketing (mandatory examination unit)

Integrated Communications (mandatory assignment unit)
and either
Digital Marketing (elective assignment unit) OR Customer Experience (elective assignment unit)

The CIM have updated their syllabus for September 2019. For details regarding the new syllabus please go to The Certificate in Professional Marketing. The current syllabus is valid until the December 2020 assessment board. If you are part way through your qualification, it may be possible for you to transfer to the new syllabus. If you wish to talk to an advisor regarding your options, please email enquiries@oxfordpeg.com or call +44 1865 515255.

Certificate in Professional Marketing Results

Integrated Communications 96%
Digital Marketing 100%
Marketing 100%
Customer Experience 100%

Course Details

Course Structure

The course is assessed via three modules; two of which are mandatory (Marketing and Integrated Communications) and two elective modules (Customer Experience or Digital Marketing) of which delegates must complete one. For syllabus details please click here.

Mandatory Modules

Marketing – assessed through a 2 hour, multiple-choice examination

Integrated Communications – assessed through a work-based assignment

Elective Modules of which one must be taken

Digital Marketing – assessed through a work-based assignment

Customer Experience – assessed through a work-based assignment

There are three assessment boards each year in December, April and July. You are required to book your assessments directly with CIM. For exam-based units you will need to book your examination at an exam centre convenient to you. For students wishing to take the examination outside the UK, there may be an extra local charge. There are strict booking deadlines enforced by CIM, but we will remind you of these.

For the Marketing module, you will be asked to submit homework and complete a mock exam so that you are fully prepared for the assessment. For the assignment-based units (Integrated Communications and Customer Experience or Digital Marketing), you will work with an experienced personal tutor who will guide you through the process and answer your queries. You will also need to work to an internal timetable so we can review your assignment before submission to CIM. You will need to produce evidence that you have reached the learning outcomes via a selection of tasks. Your personal tutor will provide feedback to you on a plan and assignment draft.

Course Start Dates

The Certificate level can be started on any unit, so for classroom based courses, delegates can start in September, January and April. Online distance learning can be started at anytime.


Certificate level courses start from £420.00 per unit for online distance learning and £645.00 per unit for face to face classes. This does not include your CIM membership or assessment fees but does include study material access for 3 years.

Open Evenings

If you are interested in discussing this course face to face with one of our experienced Centre Managers, we offer individual Open Evening appointments in all our locations across the UK.
To find your nearest centre, please look on our locations page for dates, times and how to book.

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“I recommend studying with Oxford College of Marketing”
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Online Learning System – Two Week Free Trial

Our student online learning system provides learning support for students studying all CIM, UCI Digital courses, Oxcom Digital Marketing and ISM courses. You will be given access to recorded classes, live and recorded webinars, podcasts, course notes as well as reading resources, examples and analysis of exam questions and videos provided by The Oxford Learning Lab.