Studying Marketing

Where can I study for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Qualifications?

The CIM provides details of its accredited study centres on its website at There are approximately 300 study centres in the West Midlands and a number of distance learning colleges, some are shown below. These are:

Oxford College of Marketing in Brighton and Liverpool

Cambridge Professional Academy in Cambridge, Leeds, London and Channel Islands

RRC Business Training

Cambridge Marketing Colleges in Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester
Cambridge Marketing College offers distance learning for

CIM Professional Certificate
CIM Professional Diploma
CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma
CAM Diploma in Marketing
CIM Professional Diploma for those in Arts Marketing

What you get

  • Study guides and folders
  • Books to support the syllabus
  • Support from a tutor for each module
  • Access to student area on Cambridge Marketing College website – this contains a forum to chat to others, power point slides, previous exam papers, podcasts of evening lectures and access to support sites such as Pearson Education.

Studying can start as soon as you receive the study material – there are no specific enrolment dates and you can take up to two years to complete the course.

Cambridge Marketing College offers exam or assignment entry.

Assignments are available to download in January and August (for handing in mid-May and early-December) so if you are thinking of joining the course, it may be a good idea to take these dates into consideration. For each assignment a core elective must be completed (2500 words) along with two electives (1,500 words each) and a reflective statement (500 words).

Exams are held for each module and are three hour closed book exams (for example there are four modules for the Professional Certificate). Exams are held on the second Monday in June and the first Monday in December.

Cambridge Marketing College charge £900 + VAT per course.

You need to register with the CIM which costs around £120 a year before you can take any assignments and assignment entry costs are £48 per module.