CIM L3 Award in Digital Essentials

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.

Duration: 12 Months

Venue: Distance Learning

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) are the world's largest organisation for professional marketers with a global reputation as a centre of excellence, qualifications are recognised worldwide. They develop their standards based on detailed research and continual feedback from employers, so they are closely matched to the skills and knowledge required within the market.

The CIM Level 3 Award in Digital Essentials has been developed following extensive global employer led research including small businesses, international organisations and numerous marketers across a range of marketing and business functions.

This module is based on CIM’s unique Professional Marketing Competencies which are designed to help marketers meet the increasing demands of them at every stage in their career.

This CIM Level 3 Award in Digital Essentials is aimed at those either in a job that already involves marketing or those who wish to find out about marketing with the intention of starting out in a marketing career.

The aim of this qualification is to provide an understanding of what is meant by digital marketing and the key communication tools used. It will outline the key factors that influence the digital consumer including social networks and virtual communities.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the knowledge skills and understanding to be able to perform in a support level role and carry out an essential and successful professional marketing role within the workplace.


By completing and passing one module you will gain an CIM L3 Award in Digital Essentials


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 226 6313 and they will talk you through your application.


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Newcastle upon Tyne

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The course will consist of studying the Digital Essentials module and completing a written assessment at the end.

Supported online learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment which provides all course materials and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access.

Learners will also have access to a Personal Online Tutor to support them through their studies. Learners will be required to dedicate between 6 – 10 hours flexibly per week.


Learners will be assessed by CIM via a written assessment which will be submitted to Newcastle College and sent to the CIM

After successfully completing the CIM L3 Award in Digital Essentials you can progress onto the following courses:

• CIM L3 Award in Marketing Principles
• CIM L4 Award in Marketing
• CIM L4 Award in Digital Marketing


Those who successfully achieve this qualification will be able to understand the wider role of marketing and how their practical skills can be applied to their career progression within the marketing profession.

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, learners must be aged 18 or over. All learners will be assessed by an admission decision. Learners wishing to study this qualification are recommended to hold GCSE’s in Mathematics and English. If a learner does not hold these qualifications an admission decision can be made based on practical work experience.

If English is not your first language an IELTS qualification with an average score of 5.5 and no component under 5 is required.

You will also be required to complete a diagnostic test to determine which level of study you are best suited to


£ £395.00

Please be aware, that it is the responsibility of the learner to pay for additional CIM fees for both membership and assessments. For up to date information on membership and assessment fees please visit:

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