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Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) - Certificate in Professional Marketing

(SCQF level 7)

Marketing & Retail, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 24 weeks


External Site


£ 1725


A CIM qualification at SCQF Level 7 builds on your tactical marketing skills enabling you to advance your marketing career and perform professionally at an operational level within a strategical context in your marketing department as well as carry out an essential and successful professional marketing role within the workplace.

The CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing is for those aspiring professional marketers who wish to gain knowledge and skills to succeed and progress within a career in marketing.

Some typical job titles of those who study our SCQF level 7 qualifications include marketing executive, marketing officer, marketing communications executive and communications specialist.

We're delighted that the Awarding Body at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has commended City of Glasgow College for the excellent performance of its students during the April 2020 assessment session. 

"2201 Mastering Metrics - The Awarding Body at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has commended City of Glasgow College for the excellent standard of results achieved for assessments submitted in the April 2020 assessments session for the Mastering Metrics module of the Diploma in Professional Marketing." 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

One or more of the following is required to gain entry onto this qualification:

  • CIM Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Marketing qualification or CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing or CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing or CIM Level 3.
  • Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.
  • Any UK Degree or International equivalent.
  • International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above).

Additional selection requirements

  • Professional practice (suggested one year in a marketing role)
  • If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of achieving one of the following English Language qualifications within the last two years:-
    • IELTS Academic Module with overall score of 6.5 (each component pass mark must be 6.0 or above) OR
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above.
    • CIM will consider other equivalent alternatives.

What you study

This course is made up of 3 units, which cost £575 each, therefore, the total cost is £1,725. The membership and examination fees are separate and payable directly to the CIM and are the responsibility of the individual.

  • Applied Marketing.
  • Planning Campaigns.
  • Customer Insights.

After the course


This qualification may allow you to progress your career in Marketing.

Continuing study

Successful achievement of the CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (SCQF Level 7) or CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing will allow progression onto the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (SCQF level 8) and CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (SCQF level 8).


How the course is taught

Blended Learning, virtual classrooms with online digital support.

Assessment methods

A mixture of exam and assignments based on a given theme and an organisation of your choice. Employer-driven, practitioner-based, relevant and appropriate for business needs. Three assessment sessions per year taking place in December, April and June/July.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2021, 24 weeks
  • Location:
    External Site
  • Cost:
    £ 1725