FAQ's ⋆ Business Consort

Fast Track Courses

CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing

Frequently Asked Questions

TOP 10 FAQ’s & Support Questions

What does Business Consort offer?

  • Business Consort – Digital & Social Media Academy established in 2005
  • CIM Accredited study centre of excellence providing Digital Marketing Courses & Qualifications
  • We also have a sister business which is our Digital Marketing Agency establsihed in 2000

How can I develop my digital skills?


  • Online: Learn anywhere – anytime – Fast Track or CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing



  • Face-to-Face: The fastest way of upskilling in Digital Marketing is by attending our Digital Marketing Academy – Online or in London or Manchester. You can choose from 3-Day Fast Track Courses – Alternatively you can also attend 1-Day Digital Marketing Masterclasses



  • Corporate: We can deliver any of our courses & qualifications at your own premises – Our Corporate Training offering means we tailor the courses to your exact learning objectives. It’s cheaper to train teams through corporate training when you have 10 or more (or 4 or more for qualifications) – We also offer Power Hours for either 1:1 or group online strategy and training sessions.



What does the Online Course Portal look like – Do you have a demo?

WATCH THE DEMO: See what our Online Learning Portal looks like inside

How can I maxmise my results from digital marketing?

Here is a quick 6 minute video on how to generate more leads and convert more customers

What are the career pathways for digital marketing?



What are the top skills I need in digital marketing?



Do you have any client success stories or reviews?

We have over 170 reviews & case studies from our students – We have a huge amount of reviews from the 20,000 students we have trained and certified but we share the most recent on our website.



What is the best course for a beginner?

For novices we’d suggest – Online Fast Track or 1-Day Face-to-Face Masterclass in Manchester & London

Or if you are looking to quickly up-skill to a more advanced level then we’d recommend the Fast Track Digital Marketing Courses available to study Online or Face-to-Face in London or Manchester (Option to upgrade to study CIM Digital Diploma)




What is the best course for someone who has some experience?

Our 3-Day intensive Fast Track Course is available to study Online or Face-to-Face in London or Manchester (Option to upgrade to study CIM Digital Diploma)



I am looking for a professional digital marketing qualification what are my options?

Digital Marketing Diploma (CIM is level 6 – degree level) – Worldwide recognised professional qualifications!

Graduate in as little as 12 weeks & earn in excess of £50-100K (+ SAVE with Student Discount Card) Enrol form £99 + VAT

CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing: 10 Minutes Overview (+ 13 mins optional deep-dive)


Are Business Consort accredited and certified?

YES – Business Consort is a CIM Study Centre of Excellence – All of our courses are accredited & certified under the CIM CPD Programme – We have numerous commendations from the CIM for outstanding results acheived by our students.

There are other CIM providers but why are your prices much cheaper?

We train around 5000 students a year so as our numbers are much higher than other CIM study centres so our Price Guarantee means we are at least 20% cheaper than ALL like-for-like CIM courses and about 60% cheaper for CIM & DMI qualifications – Worldwide!

What support do you offer when you enrol on a course?

Ulimited after-course support through our Digital Marketing Made Easy Group and for online courses and qualifications we have Study Buddy Groups to support students and interact through LIVE Q & A sessions each and every Friday – For CIM students we also offer 1:1 telephone & written feedback on assignments before final submission.

How do I get a feel for your training style and quality?

Check out our FREE Digital Marketing Resources Page or checkout our YouTube Channel



Where do you host courses?

In London, Manchester & Online – Worldwide!



Do you offer guest speakers for events & seminars?

YES – Our Multi-Award-Winning Founder – Dawn McGruer regularly hosts events, summits, conferences and seminars across the globe so just get in touch for more information on fees

There are lots of digital marketing courses to choose from – How do I choose?

No problem we’ve got that covered – Just grab a course guide then watch the quick video about the digital skills required in 2019 and best courses to achieve your digital marketing goals.


My business is paying – Can we pay by invoice?

Sure just send an email with the details of the course, who to invoice and purchase order info. etc us and we’ll raise an invoice and send it back via email

Whats included when attending classroom courses in London & Manchester?

All refreshments, lunch (all dietary requirements) are included as well as workbooks, CIM accredited certificate & unlimited after-course support

What are course timings and agenda?

All Face-to-Face Courses start at 10am – 4pm (1 hour lunch + breaks) – Registration from 9am.

All Online Courses are available anytime – anywhere – 24/7! You enrol and start and study at your own pace.


Who are the course trainers?

Dawn McGruer FRSA MCIM – Multi-Award Winning Digital Marketing Speaker, Author & Trainer – She has just been awarded Best Female Speaker @ The Professional Speaker AwardsShe is ranked #1 in her industry by LinkedIn globally with around 45K direct connections & followers.


Business Consort has a team of 17 so if you are studing qualifications or online courses other tutors & CIM examiners will also aid in supporting your main tutor Dawn and our student support team and Head of Enrolement will be on hand for all our customers to help with booking and accessing courses as well as any questions you may have.

What are the main reasons I should choose to study with Business Consort?

Price: Guaranteed to be at least 20% cheaper than any like-for-like accredited course – worldwide!

Expertise: Multi-Award-Winning CIM Qualified Trainers.

Practitioners: We practice what we preach as a digital agency as well as an academy.

Support: Unlimited support through study buddy groups, live webinars & tutor calls.

Success: We are celebrating our 14th year and have trained & certified over 20,000 students.

Quality: Highly commended CIM study centre of excellence with numerous awards as well as a 99% pass rate + over 170 4-star or above reviews.

Accreditation: All of our courses are accredited & certified under the CIM CPD Programme.

Fast Track: Achieve a professional, academic & worldwide recognised qualification in as little as 12 weeks, or develop your digital skills with CIM accredited online courses or through intensive 3-day Fast Track courses.

Development: 83% of students have gained a pay rise, promotion or new job with average salaries in excess of £50-100K.

Results: Our clients see results in just 30 days or less using our award-winning solution framework