The Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing is designed for those who may be completely new to marketing or have no formal qualifications. This CIM Level 3 qualification can be completed in just six months and will enable you to progress to the Certificate in Professional Marketing.

This qualification provides an introduction to marketing and the role it plays within an organisation. You will develop an understanding of basic terminology and concepts used within marketing, as well as how the various elements of marketing communications apply.

The Level 3 Foundation also carries UCAS points, with up to 24 points available depending on the grade you achieve.

Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing
From £550 +VAT

Study Options and Start Dates

The Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing modules can be studied in any order. If you choose Face to Face Learning or Virtual Learning, there are various start times throughout the year. If you wish to study via Distance Learning, you can start at any time.

Next Virtual Class start date: w/c 15th July
Next Face to Face Class start date: September TBC

What’s Included

Up to 3 years of support to complete your course

Free Project Management course

Interest-free payment options

Mock exam and revision sessions

Unlimited support access and personal tutor support

What’s Involved

To gain the Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing qualification, you will need to complete two modules.

Marketing Principles (mandatory module)

This module is mandatory across both the Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing and the Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing. You will gain an understanding of the basic theory and practice of marketing, including consumer behaviour, the marketing environment, and the marketing mix.

It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, which can be sat online through remote proctoring. For students wishing to take their exam outside of the UK, there may be an additional charge.

Communications in Practice (elective module)

This module will give you a practical understanding of communications techniques used in marketing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to implement effective communications activities and produce an outline communications plan. This module is assessed by a case-study assignment.

Download The Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing Qualification Syllabus

Distance Learning
From £550 +VAT with 3 years of support

Virtual Classes
From £825 +VAT with 3 years of support

Face to Face
From £970 +VAT with 3 years of support

We provide payment plans to suit most students.

Please note: Prices do not include your CIM membership or assessment fees.

There are no formal entry requirements for undertaking this qualification.

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Robyn M.
Robyn M.
I recently completed the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning at the Oxford College of Marketing. Really helpful team, very supportive and knowledgeable.
Danielle H.
Danielle H.
I'm currently working towards my CIM level 6 Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing through Oxford College of Marketing. The tutors are incredibly helpful, and so is the course material. I would definitely recommend them for distance learning as I've been able to do everything at my own pace, without any impact from Coronavirus!
Cathy E.
Cathy E.
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.