About Business Consort – Digital & Social Media Academy

Developing Digital Skills though delivering Digital Marketing Training & Qualifications for Businesses & Professionals

Quick Facts & Accolades

  • Est.13 years – Trained 20K students to date + 5 million subscribers
  • Venues in London & Manchester
  • Corporate In-House Training – Worldwide!
  • Certified Online Courses
  • Digital Marketing Qualifications
  • 9 x CIM Commendations – 99% Pass Rate!
  • All courses accredited under the CIM CPD programme
  • Digital Marketing Institute authorised partner & CIM study centre
  • Unlimited After-Course Support

Award Winning CIM Study Centre of Excellence

We have reached an amazing milestone in July 2017 when we welcomed our 20,000th student – In the same month we were awarded our 9th commendation from The Chartered Institute of Marketing for excellent results achieved and a 99% pass rate!

Provider of Digital Marketing Training & Qualifications – Business Consort became a Chartered Institute of Marketing Academy back in 2012 but has been a long established digital marketing agency and training provider.

The business started 13 years ago as a digital agency and also hosted high-end business networking events across the UK.

Our Head Office is in Wilmslow in Cheshire and Business Consort has a 17 strong team assisitng in sales, marketing & support across the UK. We also have training venues in London & Manchester and out state of the art online learning portal supports a worldwide alumni of distance learners.

We are passionate about developing digital skills in business so our course content has been structured to accommodate real world business marketing scenarios.

Due to the fact we are a digital agency not only marketing our own business but also specialising in working with clients to up-skill their teams, develop strategy and manage campaigns to improve overall digital marketing effectiveness we practice what we preach on a daily basis.

Our Head Trainer & Founder – Dawn McGruer FRSA MCIM MIoD

Dawn has a wealth of knowledge from digital tools to proven strategies and has worked both with clients and delegates over 17 years to assist in getting the best return on investment from their marketing efforts.

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We live, work and consume in the digital age. Yet 50% of companies don’t have a digital marketing strategy and many don’t have the right digital talent.


Need a speaker or lecturer with over 17 years experience?

  • Our Director Dawn McGruer MCIM FRSA MIoD is available to speak at your event or host training, seminars or workshops for your employees, team, attendees or customers.
  • As a Chartered Institute of Marketing accredited study centre who teach the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing we are often asked to guest lecture for other study centres, colleges and universities as well as topics relating digital marketing.
  • She has trained thousands of businesses of all sizes including some of the worlds biggest global brands.
  • Dawn is also a fellow of The RSA and was invited as recognition of her expertise in the field of social media marketing and her work to raise awareness of the advantages of social media to business owners.
  • We can do this as our business, under your own brand,  face-to-face, online or through live streaming sessions.

Please send event details to us and we will be happy to discuss – Contact us…

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Attend courses in our London & Manchester

These are courses we offer for open attendance and having ideas from other delegates can often spark ideas for attendees to take back to their own business.

We offer face-to-face classroom based training courses covering all aspects of digital and social media marketing as well as training that covers every business skills a company today would need.

Need help finding the right course for you?…

Got questions?…Call our team 0800 334 5784 or email us

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We offer 10 x online courses Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing plus 7 x Digital Diplomas available to study online – Qualifications

  • CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing (Foundation – Level 4)
  • DMI Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (Foundation – Level 5)
  • CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing (Advanced – Level 6)
  • DMI Diploma in Digital & Social Selling (Advanced – Level 5)
  • DMI Specialist Diploma in Social Media (Advanced – Level 5)
  • DMI Specialist Diploma in Search Marketing (Advanced – Level 5)


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Training for your team at your own premises

  • We can offer any of our our courses at your own premises or online for your own team – worldwide!
  • As internet marketing is crucial to any business in such as digital era we know that businesses really struggle to recruit digital marketers so often have to train their staff up to generate the results they need from digital and social media efforts.
  • Our courses have all been developed with the employer in mind as we too are a business that faces these challenges and know the skills that employees need to generate leads for their company.


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Digital Marketing Diplomas

You can study our qualifications through distance learning online

  • CIM & DMI accredited study centre with a proven track record – 20k strong alumni and 99% pass rate
  • Most competitively priced of all accredited centres worldwide and offer an unrivaled student support package.
  • Each qualification has been designed to suit a particular skill level

DMI Qualifications

  • DMI Diplomas offer busy professionals a great foundation across all aspects of digital marketing
  • Specialist qualifications provide the perfect option for those more advanced.
  • DMI consist of 30-hours  of video based learning supported with interactive quizzes and practical exercises along the way.
  • All DMI qualification student are assessed through an online multiple choice exam.

CAM & CIM Qualifcations

  • CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing (Level 4) & NEW CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6) are more suited to those managing or working in a digital role whereby auditing, planning and managing digital campaigns is required
  • All CIM Students must complete 3 assignments such as reports about attracting new business, product or service launches as well as full 12-month digital marketing plans.


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