As part of our admission process we invite all prospective students to meet our Centre Managers on a one to one basis or to have an informal conversation with one of the admissions team.  This gives us time to get to know and understand your training needs, and to make sure you are on the right level course.

  • CV / LinkedIn – All students are asked to provide a CV or link to their LinkedIn profile, if possible.

  • Interviews – All students are interviewed either on the phone, Skype or in person.

  • During the informal interview, delegates will detail their qualifications, job roles and future goals. This enables us to understand  their experience and recognise this in determining their entry level.

  • We provide information on all courses and accredited bodies so that students understand the entry requirement, assessment methods, and hours of study. They are then able to make a realistic decision on how to set aside enough study time and achieve their ambitions.

  • We generally follow the accredited body’s guidelines for enrolment. However, all bodies allow us to make our own decisions regarding enrolment, so we are able to use our own discretion on study entry-level.  Where a delegate demonstrates they have the capability to study at a higher level, we try to accommodate them with extra reading or a pre course such as the Marketing Gateway Programme. Most delegates without a degree in marketing are able to do the Marketing Gateway Programme course which should enable them to start at a higher level. This course, which can be taken over a weekend, or as a distance learner.

Click here to try the on line CIM entry test

You will need to log in with your first name and surname.

If you would like further guidance, once you have  completed the test please do take a screen shot of the results and email the results to we will then be able to confirm your entry level.

We believe in the importance of developing long-term professional relationships with our students and we do like to discuss the options, courses and costs with you before you start our programmes. We therefore have a selection of open evenings across our centres throughout the year.  Alternatively we can chat through the options on the phone.

"As a distance learning student I have found the online support and materials fantastic"
Sue Pimblett
"The team are really supportive and are available around the clock"
Debbie Hobbs
"The support provided by OXCOM has been first class"
Gabrielle Coggins
"Excellent support all round"
Lesley Drake
"Excellent course and great support. Recommend highly"
Mathew Binks
"The support and help on hand by the support centre and tutor has been first rate"
Jackie Saunders

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.