The CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing is a new level 6 course, equivalent to an undergraduate degree, for marketers who wish to deepen their knowledge around how marketing and the associated activities can lead and support the sustainability challenges faced by organisations.

The qualification will appeal to those in a supervisory or operational role, who are concerned with sustainability and who are keen to drive change within their organisation. Their organisation may be at the start of their sustainability journey or already implementing sustainable policies and responses through the marketing function.

As with all Diploma level courses, all delegates are invited to complete our Marketing Gateway Programme as a pre-course to the Diploma in Sustainable Marketing.

If you have already completed the Diploma in Professional Marketing or the Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing qualifications, you will have exemptions from the Diploma in Sustainable Marketing. The Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing will give you an exemption from the Marketing Digital Strategy module and the Diploma in Professional Marketing will give you exemptions from the Marketing Digital Strategy and the Innovation in Marketing modules.

Distance Learning

  • Virtual Classes £2100.00 +VAT

CIM Virtual Open-Evening on the 30th June 2022

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 30th June at 5pm GMT.
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

For all delegates who apply for their full course and pay (or start their payment plans) before 30th June 2022, we are offering online access to our Project Management Fundamentals Qualification from the Association for Project Management.

The course gives an introduction to project management skills which are invaluable while you are juggling a busy life / studying and also in wider marketing roles. If you wish to continue and gain the PFQ as a qualification, you will just need to pay the assessment fee which is £161 + VAT.

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Course Structure

The course consists of three mandatory modules: Marketing Digital Strategy, Innovation in Marketing and Sustainability.

Marketing & Digital Strategy

This module forms the base of all CIM level 6 Diploma qualifications and is a mandatory module for the Diploma in Professional Marketing, Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing and the Diploma in Sustainable Marketing. The module focuses on the planning process, undertaking a marketing audit, objective setting, strategy, tactics and resource planning.

Innovation in Marketing

Innovation within the marketing environment is key to drive competitive advantage. This module develops knowledge, skills and understanding of how to drive innovation and disruption within an organisation and how to lead and cultivate an innovative culture.


Sustainability and climate change effect everyone and all facets of life. Understanding the role that we and marketing can play within the crucial pursuit of global environmental sustainability is critical.  This module assesses the organisations societal commitments and determines appropriate customer focused approaches to the sustainability challenge. It also evaluates stakeholder collaboration, the resource required to deliver value driven and profitable solutions and how these solutions can be measured.

Qualification Assessment

Each module is assessed by a work-based practical assignment. There are three assessment boards a year in April, July, September and December. You will need to book your assessments directly with the CIM. The CIM do have strict booking deadlines; however, the College will remind you of these dates.

The College produces internal study timetables to assist you in completing your assessments and CIM qualification within an 18-month period. You will work with a highly experienced personal tutor, who will support you through the assessment process and answer any queries you may have. Your personal tutor will provide you with feedback on both an initial assignment plan and subsequent draft to maximise your opportunities for success with your assignment.

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Gain An Additional CIM Qualification

Delegates have the opportunity to gain additional CIM Diploma qualifications based on the modules completed.
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Entry Requirements

Most delegates studying the Diploma in Sustainable Marketing are graduates or hold an equivalent qualification either in marketing / business or another subject, or have the CIM Certificate level. Many have about 2 years’ experience within a marketing role. However, if you have not worked in marketing or do not have a degree, you may be able to complete our Marketing Gateway Programme as a pre-course to your Diploma in Sustainable Marketing.

Do contact us to discuss your eligibility or the course in more detail.

Course Start Dates

The Diploma in Sustainable Marketing can be studied through classroom or virtual learning options every couple of months, so you are never far from a start date. The on demand, online study option can be started and studied at any time


The CIM Diploma in Sustainable Marketing starts from £450.00 + VAT per module for distance learning, £700.00+ VAT per module for virtual-learning, and £766.66 + VAT per module for classroom-based learning.

Please Note: The course costs do not include the CIM membership or assessment fees. However, we do provide support and access to all the course materials for up to 3 years.

We also offer payment plans to suit most students. Please contact us for more information.

Study Options

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

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.

Online 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.

FastTrack 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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Excellent online resources, flexibility and great support. I would recommend the Oxford College of Marketing for anyone looking to study the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.
I want to say a huge thank you to all the team of tutors, lecturers, administration and customer support staff at Oxford College of Marketing for the excellent teaching, study and assignment support and other help during the course. It was one of my best learning experiences in recent years.It was a difficult year for me with personal familh issues as well as health problems and I'd been ready to give up many times. However, the support that I was given by my tutors and the team at the Oxford College played a big part in helping me to carry on and I've come through with success. And overall, have passed the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with all 3 modules now. I thoroughly recommend Oxford College of Marketing to anyone interested in developing their professional skills in the discipline.
I would absolutely recommend Oxford College of Marketing. I received great support and mentoring through my CIM Diploma and I would certainly return to them for any further studying.
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