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CIM Diploma in Digital Marketing (Online) Level 6

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CIM Digital Diploma in Marketing


Graduate in as little as 12 weeks and earn in excess of £50-150K - Our Price Guarantee ensures we are cheaper than any CIM study centre in the world by at least 20%

  • £1249 + VAT Online - Learn anywhere - anytime 24/7 and study at a pace and time that suits you - Payment Plans Available to study from just £99 + VAT a month!
  • £1749 + VAT Blended  - Attend 3-day course in London or Manchester which covers 80% of the syllabus and the remainder is then completed online

CIM Digital Diploma in professional Marketing


We offer this course to study online (which includes our online Fast Track Course as standard) and also run a 3-Day Fast Track - Blended-learning study option 3 x times a year in March, June & October

3-Day Fast Track Dates


  • Mar 3rd – Mar 5th 2020 |  London
  • Mar 17th – Mar 19th 2020 |  Manchester
  • Jun 9th – Jun 11th 2020 |  Manchester
  • Jun 23rd – Jun 25th 2020 |  London
  • Oct 6th – Oct 8th 2020 |  Manchester
  • Oct 13th – Oct 15th 2020 |  London

The Diploma is a worldwide recognised professional qualification
that is highly demanded by employers - Gaining this prestigious accolade puts you in the top 1% of markterers in the world. - Graduate in as little as 12 weeks and earn in excess of £50-100K and rank into the top 1% of marketers globally!

We have taken just over 27,000 students through the digital marketing course and have developed some pretty epic support resources to make sure students feel connected with their study buddies and tutors.


Here is our 2020 Diploma Brochure with full range of courses available


We offer a very flexible apporach to studying with Business Consort Academy - Pay by Invoice, Monthly Payment Plan or Online by Debit or Credit Card. Contact Us with any questions...Tel: 0800 334 5784 or email


Earn honorifics after your name as soon as you graduate plus option to work towards Chartered Marketer, which is a status recognising those marketers achieving the highest level in the profession. It demonstrates commitment to keeping up-to-date and is awarded on a combination of experience and qualifications.


95% of UK employers see a Diploma in Digital Marketing as the qualification to attain – Source: CIM Survey

What will the qualification cover?

  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Pay Per Click (PPC)
  • Online Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Viral Marketing
  • Online PR, Blogging & Writing for the Web
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Digital Metrics, Legislation, Regulation and Codes of Practice.
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What are the benefits of studying the diploma


Get ahead in your career - Get a Diploma in Digital Marketing and ensure you are earning what you are worth and deserve - Graduate in as little as 12 weeks (90 minutes a week) and earn in excess of £50-150K.

83% of our graduates get a pay rise, promotion or new job!

Who is this for? Designed for those wanting to work in marketing or marketing professionals who want to specialise knowledge & understanding of what digital marketing is & how it relates to the marketing industry & turn that knowledge into successful marketing strategies.


Study methods & cost


  • Study Methods: Online or Blended (Online + 3-day Fast Track Course in London or Manchester covering 80% then 20% studied online) or at your premises for your team
  • Assessment: 3 x assignments based on a company of your choice
  • Resources: Videos + Study Buddy Group + 1:1 Calls with Tutor
  • Cost & Study Options:  Online £1249 + VAT or Blended £1749 + VAT
  • Payment Plans:  £199 + VAT over 6 months or £99 + VAT over 12 months (+ £99 + VAT Sign-Up FEE)
  • Additional Fees: Assessment fees £185 each x 3 (£555) + CIM membership (£65)
  • Level: Level 6 – equivalent to an undergraduate degree (Worldwide recognised professional qualification + honorifics after your name + Graduation Ceremony in Westminster
  • How long will it take to qualify? We suggest you allocate about 90 minutes a week for 12 weeks if you are working full time.
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99% PASS RATE - Award-Winning CIM Study Centre of Excellence with over 15 commendations awarded for outstanding results!

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digital marketing STRATEGIES

Module 1: Managing Digital Channels & Digital Optimisation

  • Managing channels and setting goals
  • Search marketing including SEO and PPC
  • Managing Campaigns
  • Analytics
  • Budgeting for channels
  • Social media & community management (paid, owned and earned)
  • Email and marketing automation
  • Legal and data protection

You will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to understand the fundamental planning concepts for an online organisation as well as key factors in implementation, measurement and evaluation of successful campaigns.

Module 2: Driving Digital Experience & The Digital Customer Experience

  • Customer insight, research
  • Customer journey across lifecycle
  • Strategic positioning
  • Digital transformation & managing organisational change
  • Building digital capability & culture
  • Digital trends and tools
  • Analytics, setting goals and building measurement framework
  • User experience

Module 3: Marketing & Digital Strategy

This Level 6 award provides insight into how organisations can implement digital marketing capabilities into strategic marketing planning.

  • It outlines how an understanding and analysis of the macro and micro-environments can enable organisations to assess the impact of the disruptive digital landscape in delivering objectives, in order to develop strategic recommendations.
  • It provides recognition of how creating digital marketing mixes can enable organisations to respond with agility to market needs.
  • It examines how the management of digital channels and the application of key digital measures help to achieve business objectives.

Who is the Diploma in Digital Marketing for?

  • Those working in marketing or seeking to enter the industry.
  • Ideal if you are developing and implementing digital marketing plans or working in an online team.
  • It will teach you the essentials to understand fundamental digital planning concepts.
  • Whatever your role is in your company, you’ll benefit from gaining insight into today’s digital arena.
  • Ideal if you want an invaluable asset for your CV and marketing career.
  • Digital Marketing salaries for qualified marketers can start at £50K to £100K


Employer Benefits & Business Case;


  • The most in demand qualification by employers due to its digital focus - Students undertaking this qualification will master online marketing and social media to grow the business
  • From a professional development point of view this course is a great incentive to motivate staff as well as benefit the employer as the assignments are created around the business and can be used within the role such as creating campaigns, strategy and digital plans for increase lead generation etc.
  • The diploma is geared towards real-world business marketing and all elements of the syllabus are designed to get students implementing as they learn within their role so benefits can be seen instantly not just on graduation
  • You’ll be learning direct from one of the world’s leading digital influencers and best-selling author of Dynamic Digital Marketing (published by Wiley)– Dawn McGruer is not only an award-wining speaker and trainer but is ranked #1 on LinkedIn and has built multiple multi-million pound businesses from scratch (Founder of the Academy). Her experience as a digital and social media practitioner is second to none so students receive world-class coaching and mentoring.


Entry Requirements

Our study centre includes a foundation unit within the course as standard to ensure even advanced marketers are using the latest tips, trends and technologies as well as best practices so even if you are in the earlier stages of your marketing career it won’t matter as our online learning portal is very thorough and our digital diagnostic allows tutors to assess your level upon joining the course so they can guide you accordingly for timescales for submitting assignments etc.  

We centre less on academic achievements as digital is ever-evolving so regardless of age, experience or role we cover the fundamentals from basics all the way up to provide end to end knowledge and get the deepest learning experience and I think this is really a key factor when you look at our 99% pass rate. Our entry requirements are that you can create a written assignment and have a good level of English if this is not a student’s first language to enable this.

Best for those who want to know how to use digital channels & are involved in creating digital plans & strategy, enhancing the customer journey & managing digital campaigns

CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing

Join the top 1% of markterers in the world and you can graduate in as little as 12 weeks and earn in excess of £50-150K

Key Points

  • Study Time: 150-300 hrs depending on experience
  • Approx. 90 minutes a week is required to dedicate to your studies
  • Approx. 12-24 weeks average graduation term
  • Includes all course materials, workbooks, CIM Certificate upon completion + unlimited after-coure supportand reading list
  • Blended option includes workbooks, refreshments & lunch too
  • Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing – World’s largest Marketing Institute
  • Assessment: 3 x Assignments (business related NOT essays) The assignments are all around real-world business plans, reports or strategy rather than dissertations. Digital Marketing is one of the most in demand skills by employers right now! In terms of timescales you have 1 year access to the Diploma of which most students complete and graduate within 12-24 weeks.
  • Resources: Video lectures, Slides, Practical Exercises
  • Online diploma £1249 + VAT - Learn anytime & anywhere at a time and pace that suits YOU!
  • Monthly Payment Plans: £99 + Vat sign-up fee then either £99 + VAT x 12-months or £199 + Vat x 6-months
  • Blended study option 3-Day Fast Track course in London or Manchester £1749 + VAT (covers 80% of the syllabus then remainder studied online)
  • Additional Fees: Assessment fees £185 each + CIM membership £65 (No VAT)
  • Level: Level 6 (undergraduate degree equivalent) Professional Academic Qualification Recognised Worldwide

This course is for you if...

Want to be recognised worldwide in the top 1% of marketers

Generate enough business to pay yourself the salary you deserve

Want to have the scope in 2020 to really to earn in excess of £100-150K

Accelerate your career & boost your business


Don't take our word for it, here are just three clients who have gained huge benefit from joining BUSINESS CONSORT ACADEMY

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Business Consort – Quick Facts

  • We are a Chartered Institute of Marketing accredited study centre of excellence 
  • Diploma Students are ALL eligible for NUS Discount Cards – Providing SAVINGS in just 1 year equal to course fees!
  • Celebrating 14 years as a CIM Study centre of excellence
  • 14 x CIM Commendations for outstanding results– 99% Pass Rate!
  • We train 5000 delegates a year & have 5 Million Subscribers
  • PRICE GUARANTEE – 20% cheaper than any CIM study centre in the world
  • Ofqual regulated qualification – The same as going to University and studying a degree
  • Unlimited after-course support provided through our online community
  • 83% of diploma students gain a promotion or pay rise


If you need help finding the right course for you or your team just get in touch with us 0800 334 5784 or email us any queries 😊


Our price guarantee means we promise we are 20% cheaper than any like-for-like accredited course + discounts are available for multi- delegate and courses or charity bookings.



Dawn McGruer is an award-winning speaker, trainer, practitioner and consultant who has become a key influencer in the world of digital marketing. She was named Best Female Speaker at the Professional Speaker Awards, and her Dynamic Digital Marketing Model was named Solution Framework of the Year. Dawn is founder of Business Consort - Digital & Social Media Academy, which has enjoyed 14 years of success. Her insights are in high demand, and her expertise and experience has been rewarded with lifetime Fellowships with the Royal Society and CIM.

Dawn has a strong online presence including ranking in the top 1% globally on LinkedIn as well as boasting an enviable 5-million-strong subscriber base which proves she has the credentials to lead others to digital marketing success.


Best Female Speaker - As featured in


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Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of results can I expect from gaing the CIM Digital Marketing Diploma?

Imagine if you ranked in the top 1% of marketers in the world and what your earning potential would be!

Not only would your employability sky-rocket, your opportunities would treble from pay rise, to promotion to new job or even career!

Gaining this worldwide recognised qualification will make you stand out from the crowd for clients and employers and will ensure you can reap the rewards you deserve and earn what you are worth.

Do I get a worldwide recognised degree?

YES – The CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing is a worldwide recognised qualification which is equivalent to an undergraduate degree which you can study as you work instead of attending university.

Are there any additional CIM fees to join the CIM and to get my work marked?

YES – You must join the CIM £65 and pay £185 for them to assess and mark your assignment (there are 3 of these). You have a year to compete the diploma but you can renew to extend if for any reason you need to for a fee of £149 + VAT for 6-months or £249 + VAT for 12-months

Can I choose online or the 3-Day Fast Track Academy?

YES – You can choose to study online or attend our 3-Day Fast Track Academy which covers 80% of the syllabus and then you would study the remainder online (in advance or post course) - You have 12-months to complete teh 3 x assignments.

How do I enrol to study the CIM and ensure I am eligible?

In terms of eligibilty it is essential that if English is not your native language you have a good standard of written English as you qil be required to create assignments to graduate.

If you are unsure whether you have enough experience to embark on a level 6 qualification (equivalent to undergarduate degree) then it is important to consider that if you are expereinced in digital marketing then you could graduate in as little as 12 weeks but for those brand new or newer to digital or marketing in general you would look to graduate within 12-months.

On this bases as long as you have good written English skills we will honour your application as the the course contains a mandatory foundation across all modules to ensure best practice is observed as many ar self-taught in the digital industry.

You will get instant access to all modules on enrolment so you can study at your own pace at a time that suits you - 24/7. 

We do however want to be clear that you understand that you must be able to dedciate a minimum of 90 minutes a week to your studies a week, are aware this will stretch you and dramatically develop your digital skills as you will be graduating with a degree. So you must be committed to your studies. 

You could be embarking on your new journey and pro-actively working towards those goals in as little as 15 minutes...You can sign-up online or request an invoice if your business is paying for the course.

Is this course accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing?

YES – We are a CIM study Centre of Excellence with a 99% pass rate and over 14 x commendations for outstanding results achieved by our students studying the CIM Diploma. The Diploma is a worldwide recognised qualifcation (Ofqual regulated) accredited by the CIM and you'll receive a certificate upon completion PLUS honorifics to use after your name and the opportunity to attend your garduation ceremony in Westminster.

How long do I need to dedicate to my studies each week?

If you dedicate 90 minutes a week this would get your through completing the syllabus in about 4-8 weeks depending on experience and graduate in as little as 12 weeks or 12-months if you are newer to digital marketing.

How am I assessed?

There are no exams and no need to travel anywhere to submit your work as it is all done online - You will be required to complete 3 x work-based assignments - They are not dissertations but real-world business reports and plans. The CIM will mark your work and prior to submission your tutor will give you 1:1 feedback as well as a 1:1 call to plan out your assignment and ask any questions.

What support will I get during my studies?

We offer a state-of-the-art online learning portal and study buddy group to network with your fellow students and get help and advice from tutors 24/7! 

1:1 Tutor Calls for Assigment Q & A and feedback before submission.






Emma Mallinson, Global Marketing Product & Solutions Manager, Shell

“The training has given us the ability to lead discussions with our global digital teams within the organisation to request the appropriate support to get channels up and running.
It’s also given us the know-how on building digital such skills into our communications strategy and reaching the right people”.

Darius Ward, Entrepreneur 

“Dawn combined the what and how of Digital Marketing in perfect symphony.
As a result of her guidance and class training, I’ve become a Certified Digital Professional and secured my first 6-figure contract with a major Swiss company”

Fiona Challis - Speaker, Author, Channel Enablement & Sales Expert

“Dawn is truly outstanding to work with!
Not only was Dawn a dynamic speaker with excellent presentation skills, she has extensive knowledge and is a true expert in digital marketing and how drive new lead generation and build lasting relationships with your prospects online.”
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