If you are working in a marketing support role or aspire to have a career in Marketing, the Certificate in Professional Marketing may be the qualification for you. The majority of students that undertake this course are marketing assistants and marketing executives or are working in roles which encompasses elements of marketing. Before you decide on any of our courses, contact us so we can check this is the best level for you.

This qualification is designed to help you gain an understanding of the role of marketing at a tactical level. The Certificate in Professional Marketing will enable you to develop the skills to plan successful marketing campaigns as well as design a customer experience to meet increasingly demanding customers.

Distance Learning

  • Virtual Classes £1900 +VAT
  • Face-to-face Learning £2030 +VAT

CIM Virtual Open-Evening

Ready to start your journey towards gaining a CIM marketing qualification? Find out more about our CIM courses at our Virtual Open-Evening on the 10th January 2023 at 5pm BST.
During this interactive session, you’ll learn more about CIM qualifications and studying with us – plus our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Free Project Management Qualification

All delegates who choose to undertake their CIM or CIPR qualifications with us, will have the option of studying a free project management qualification as well. Delegates can choose between either the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification* (PFQ), the AgilePM Foundation or the PRINCE2 Foundation.

These courses provide a great introduction to project management skills, which tie in nicely to wider marketing roles. If you would like to gain the full project management qualification, you will just need to pay the assessment and/or book fees associated with your chosen course.

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Planning Campaigns

Campaign planning is an important part of a marketing role. This mandatory module will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills to plan and implement successful campaigns, using a variety of online and offline media. You will learn how to undertake a situation analysis to frame your campaign as well as how then to set suitable campaign objectives. The module will also provide you with the skills to implement and monitor campaign success. This unit is assessed by assignment.

Applied Marketing

Applied Marketing is a mandatory module across both the Certificate in Professional Marketing and Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.  The module is designed to provide students with a knowledge of the role marketing plays within an organisation as well as enabling you to understand key marketing concepts and theory. You will gain an understanding of how to apply the marketing mix in a range of scenarios and how it can be adapted to suit customer needs and business goals.

Customer Insights

This is an elective module for the Certificate in Professional Marketing. This assignment-based unit will enable you to gain an understanding of changing consumer behaviour and how to create a customer experience to meet buyer needs. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the customer journey as well as how to measure and monitor it to make improvements in the future.

Course Details

Entry Level Requirements

The Certificate in Professional Marketing is equivalent to a foundation degree and is designed for marketing assistants and executives or those with marketing as part of their job role.

Most students who study at this level have either a relevant Level 3 qualification or have worked in a marketing role for at least a year.

Course Start Dates

The Certificate in Professional Marketing modules can be studied in any order. For classroom-based courses, delegates can start in September, January or May, while online distance learning can be started at any time.


The Certificate in Professional Marketing course starts from £433.33 + VAT per module for distance learning, £633.33 + VAT per module for virtual learning, and £676.67 + VAT per module for classroom-based learning.

Please Note: Your CIM membership and assessment fees are not included in the course costs. However, we do provide support and access to the course materials for up to 3 years.

The College also offer payment plans to suit most students.

Study Options

The CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing can be studied via three flexible study methods: virtual classes, face-to-face classes, and pure distance-learning:

Virtual Classes

Our virtual classes are live sessions which are delivered by our expert course tutors over Zoom – combining the convenience of online studying with the interaction of live classes.

We are currently offering virtual evening-classes (18:30-20:30 one evening per week), virtual weekend-classes (09:30-12:30 across four weekend workshops) and virtual afternoon-classes (14:30-16:30 one afternoon per week).

Face-To-Face Classes

Our face-to-face classes are delivered by experienced trainers at our 20 UK study centres. We offer part-time evening classes (18:00-21:00 one evening per week) and Intensive Weekend Classes (09:30-17:00 over one full weekend per module).

Delegates who study via our face-to-face classes will also receive access to our online learning platform and course materials.

Distance Learning

For delegates who are unable to commit to our live classes, we offer a highly flexible distance-learning package, allowing you to study at your own pace.

Fast-track Study Options

For delegates who have more time or wish to complete their studies in a shorter period, we offer several flexible, fast-track, fully supported study routes. Please discuss options with us before enrolling or with the support team if you have already enrolled and would like to study at a faster pace.

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Whilst working remotely at home, and in the midst of the pandemic, I was looking for a qualification to further my career development. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff and lecturers for their support. One of my criteria was to complete the whole qualification within 6 months instead of a year. The school were supportive and I've achieved a Distinction overall.
Dan Xuan C.
Dan Xuan C.
I have successfully completed the Digital Strategy Module this year. My overall experience with Oxford College of Marketing was very good, the materials were very helpful and the information sent complete and on time.
Adriana H.
Adriana H.
I would highly recommended the course and OXCOM to anyone looking to further their marketing career.
Jack H.
Jack H.
Would highly recommend doing your CIM qualification with Oxford. I balanced full time work and self study to complete my level 4 certificate. Both staff at the college and my tutor were amazing help, on hand whenever you need help. The course content itself was very interesting and has provided me with the knowledge now needed in the workplace.
Emma W.
Emma W.
Excellent array of course resources for all styles of learning and methods; and some truely inspirational tutors and content contributors. Hard work required to reap the rewards so not for the time-poor / easy-riders.
Julie H.
Julie H.
Excellent quality education - I have taken my Professional Certificate by distance learning with OXCOM - fantastic level of support and learning materials. I did two assignments and one exam while based in the USA, working a full time job and studying in my spare time.Oxcom provided excellent webinars and my tutor Allison Cheeseman was great - I got a distinction for my strategy model. It does rely on you being disciplined and organized but the support is there to achieve your qualifications.
Jane T.
Jane T.
Tutors were very helpful and the staff at head office too. Great professional body to work with!
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