How a Marketing Qualification can help your career

Thinking of studying a CIM Marketing qualification but not sure what the benefits are to you? We get many questions here at Professional Academy about our qualifications, such as 'How will it help my career?'; 'Will I have time to do the studying?'; and 'Why should I study with Professional Academy?'

That's why we're telling you about five great benefits to get CIM qualified.

1. Expand your knowledge

The first thing a CIM Marketing qualification can do is help you build on your marketing experience. If you're just starting out in your marketing career it's a great way to learn more about it, as well as understand what makes a good marketer. Even if you've been in your career for a long time, it can help you update your skills by learning new techniques as marketing is an ever-changing industry. 

"Invaluable! I'm now a much more confident digital marketer. I can't imagine not having done the course now. It added value to my work life within a matter of months." - Darrell, CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)

2. Flexible study around you

Think you're too busy to start a qualification? Well, luckily a CIM qualification is something you can start at any time of the year. As well as being able to begin at any time, the studying is also completely flexible in terms of how you study with with both blended learning and distance learning options, making it easy for you to decide what best suits you and your everyday work and life commitments.

"Great qualification gained and flexible learning alongside work" - Eleanor, CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)

3. Marketing skills you can use straight away

As soon as you start your studying, you'll acquire useful and valuable new skills that can be put into practise right away in your marketing job, whilst continuing to develop skills that you already have!

"60% of CIM graduates are more respected at work or given more responsibility." - CIM Alumni Survey

4. Make your CV stand out

Studying a CIM qualification will not only give you knowledge and skills that you can use straight away in your marketing career as stated above, it has the added benefit of enabling your CV to stand out from the others if you choose to go for a job promotion or choose to apply for another job in marketing.

"After university degrees, CIM qualifications are the most sought after by employers." - Brand Recruitment, Marketing Recruitment Review & Salary Survey 2019/2020

5. Gives your career a boost

Whether you've been in your marketing career for two years or twenty, gaining a CIM marketing qualification could be the thing you need in order to progress further with your career. According to a CIM Marketing recruitment survey, after a degree, the three qualifications employers look for when they are hiring for marketing roles are the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing; the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing and the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing. 

"Over a third of CIM graduates get promoted or receive a pay rise within 12 months of graduation". - CIM Alumni Survey

Why study with Professional Academy?

Here at Professional Academy we offer up to 2 years support, allowing you to have complete flexibility in your studies. Being a CIM accredited study centre means we tailor our teaching and support to match the learning outcomes required for each CIM course. We offer two distinct study methods which are listed below. Both study methods are backed up by Professional Academy's 100% Pass Guarantee.

"The teaching was excellent and all tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful whenever help was required." - Mark, CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4) 

Want to know more about CIM qualifications?

We offer a range of CIM study options to suit you, including Distance Learning and Blended (with workshops). Find more information on what's included with each option on our Compare Premium and Lite Courses page

Visit our CIM courses page to find out more information about our courses.

Check out our 'Why Study a Professional qualification infographic' for more information.

You can register for your CIM course any time at the Professional Academy Store, or get in touch today to discuss your study plan on 01223 365 505.

Why not download our CIM marketing prospectus today?

If you are unable to download a prospectus using this form, please contact one of the team either via the webchat, by emailing, or by calling 01223 365 505,and a qualifications adviser will send you a prospectus.

Not sure what Professional Qualification is right for you? Try out our quick and easy Entry Level Assessment to see which Level is best.