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Level 4 CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (Digital Marketing Techniques)

Higher Education

Course Overview

This is a Level 4 course that gives an understanding of the wider role of marketing and insight into consumer behaviour. Essential knowledge and skills to implement tactical marketing activities are given for successful performance at an operational level.

To gain the Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing, you will need to pass all three modules:

  • Applied Marketing
  • Planning Campaigns
  • Digital Marketing Techniques

However, each module can be taken as a standalone to gain an award.

The Awarding Body at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has commended Basingstoke College of Technology for the excellent standard of results achieved for assessments submitted in the July 2019 assessments session for the Digital Marketing module of the Certificate in Professional Marketing.

Course Content

The module comprises three units with two learning outcomes each. Each learning outcome will be covered by the related assessment criteria and be assessed by way of a portfolio/assignment.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

Unit 1: Digital Techniques 

  • Understand digital marketing tools and techniques (15%)
  • Assess different applications of digital marketing (15%)

  • Unit 2: Digital Enhancement 

  • Know how to integrate digital and offline marketing (15%)
  • Understand approaches to enhancing stakeholder engagement (20%)

  • Unit 3: Digital Management 

  • Know how to develop a digital marketing plan (20%)
  • Apply and adapt digital marketing analysis (15%)
  • Entry Requirement

    Any one of the following:

    • CIM Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Marketing qualification
    • CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing qualification
    • Any UK degree or international equivalent
    • Professional practice (suggested two years in a marketing role)


    If English isn’t your first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you’ve achieved one of the following English language qualifications within the last two years:

    • IELTS Academic Module with an overall score of 6.5 (each component pass mark must be 6.0 or above).
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade B or above.


    You will be required to complete a marketing diagnostic test.


    The assessment will require submission of an assignment based on a theme and an organisation of choice. 

    Where does this course lead to

    Completion of the full CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing leads onto the CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing.

    How to Enrol

    To enrol on this course please email professional@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details and attach your CV. The course tutor will contact you to discuss the course and will provide you with an enrolment code.

    When you have the enrolment code you can enrol on-line by clicking the button below.


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    Course Outline

    Course Code: JEBC023
    Study Mode: Higher Education
    Start Date: 04/01/2023
    Day & Time: Online delivery, Wed 6pm to 9pm
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Tuition Fees: £500.00
    Exam Fees: £150.00
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