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CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing

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Kickstart your career in marketing with this CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing!

  • This entry-level qualification is aimed at those just starting out in their marketing career or wish to find out more about marketing.
  • Achieve a globally recognised CIM accredited qualification that is guaranteed to impress potential employers and give your career the boost you’re looking for.
  • Considered a gold standard marketing qualification in the industry, this CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing will provide you with a relevant foundation of knowledge that will help you to succeed in your career.
  • Become a CIM Study Member and benefit from membership perks such as webinars, resources and networking opportunities.

Course overview

This CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing is ideal for anyone looking to achieve a career in marketing by adding this impressive qualification to their CV!

With this course, you’ll learn the essentials of marketing such as the marketing environment and the marketing mix, as well as how to identify your customer segments, write effective communications and create a communications plan.

Demonstrate your commitment to your career in marketing by achieving this accredited CIM qualification that is highly regarded and valued by employers. During your studies, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding to perform in your support/entry-level role in a marketing team.

Course Duration

You will have 12 months to complete this course.

Study Hours

This course will take approximately 240 hours to complete.

Course Outcome

CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 18 or above to enrol on this course. It is not necessary for you to have any previous experience or knowledge of marketing. If English is not your first language, you will need to have obtained a suitable English qualification in the last two years.


One multiple-choice exam and one written assignment. 

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Course duration

You will have 12 months to complete this course. The course will take approximately 240 hours to complete.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, allowing you to learn at your own pace. You can study from anywhere that is convenient for you, whether that’s from home, work, on your commute, or even your local coffee shop, it is completely up to you.

You will have the option to study online, or we can post a printed study pack out to you. If you choose to study online, your login details will be emailed to you.

You will also receive support from your personal tutor via email, so help is only ever a click away. Your tutor will have both knowledge and experience in the marketing industry, so please make sure you contact them to ask for any support you need as they will be able to provide you with the guidance you are looking for.


At the end of the marketing principles module, you will be assessed via a multiple-choice examination. The assessment will take place in a controlled environment under invigilated exam conditions.

The communications in practice module will be assessed through a written assignment. The assignment brief will be released six months prior to the assessment period, allowing you time to work through the module’s course materials and prepare your assignment.

CIM holds three assignment periods each year, during these periods students will sit their exams or submit their assignments. These periods are in March/April, June/July, and December.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing.

Awarding body

Founded in 1911, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) are a world-renowned professional body with over 100 years of experience in supporting marketing professionals. With 28,000 members, CIM are not only the longest-standing but also one of the largest professional bodies in the marketing industry. Their courses are recognised globally and are considered the gold standard in the industry when it comes to marketing qualifications.

CIM membership

When you enrol on this course, you must also become a CIM member, allowing you to benefit from membership status and the perks available. When you become a studying member, you will have access to a wealth of materials to assist with your studies, including research, articles, journals, and an ebook library. You will also have the opportunity to work towards becoming a chartered marketer as your studies progress, allowing you to further demonstrate your commitment to your career. Please note that CIM Studying Membership is £65 for the year.

What next?

Once you have achieved your CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing, you will be able to progress to study the CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing.

This level 3 qualification will help you to stand out when applying for entry-level marketing roles such as marketing assistant, promotional assistant, or marketing campaigns assistant.


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