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CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing

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Stand out in the digital marketing field with our globally-recognised CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.

  • Attain a globally-recognised qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), enhancing your credibility and marketability in the industry.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a professional digital marketing role. You'll be fully prepared to tackle tasks at an operational level and ace every aspect of your job.
  • With employer-focused modules, you will pick up skills that not only benefit you but also catch the eye of both current and future employers. It's all about giving you that competitive edge!

Course overview

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this level 4 digital marketing qualification is a globally-recognised mark of excellence. Whether you’re seeking new career opportunities or aiming for advancement within your current organisation, this qualification will give you a competitive edge and open doors to exciting possibilities in the digital marketing field.

Throughout the course, you will dive into a wide range of topics crucial to digital marketing success. From understanding consumer behaviour to crafting effective digital campaigns, you will blend practical experience with theoretical understanding, equipping you with the skills needed to drive real results and excel in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Course Duration

You will have 18 months to complete this course.

Study Hours

This course will take approximately 510 hours to complete.

Course Outcome

CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 18 or above to enrol on this course. Learners must provide evidence of completion of a marketing qualification at level 3 or above, or evidence of professional practice (suggested one year in a marketing role). 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 two written assignments.

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Course duration

You will have 18 months to complete the course, which will take approximately 510 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.


To achieve the full qualification, you must complete one multiple choice exam and two written assignments.

Applied Marketing – external assessment: an online examination comprising of multiple-choice questions. This will be completed only under controlled, invigilated conditions.

Planning Campaigns – external assessment: an assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice.

Digital Marketing Techniques – external assessment: an assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.

Awarding body

Founded in 1911, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is a world-renowned professional body with over 100 years of experience in supporting marketing professionals. With 28,000 members, CIM is not only the longest-standing but also one of the largest professional bodies in the marketing industry. CIM 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?

Attaining a CIM Level 4 digital marketing qualification will open up a wide range of opportunities in the digital marketing field.

Job roles in the marketing industry you may wish to consider are as follows:

  • Marketing co-ordinator
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Advertising account executive
  • Media planner
  • Brand manager
  • Content marketing manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Public relations specialist
  • Marketing communications
  • Social media manager

You might also consider progressing onto further qualifications such as the CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing.


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