If you are a department, product, account, brand or business development manager, currently working in an operational or supervisory role and you want to take your marketing knowledge and abilities to an advanced level, this Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6) is the perfect course for you. It will help you understand key marketing metrics and measurement techniques and give you the skills you need to interpret relevant insights and make informed strategic decisions.
For the full diploma, you’ll need to study two mandatory modules and a third elective one. Strategic Marketing will help you learn how to take a strategic approach to marketing planning in order to achieve a competitive advantage for your business. This includes an analysis of the current situation and assessment of the internal and external environment and a focus on every stage of the informed plan, complete with the effective management of resources.
In Mastering Metrics, the second mandatory unit, you’ll have the opportunity to explore how managing marketing data is vital for effective decision making. You’ll focus on the value of data, covering a wide range of metrics and analytics and learning how to measure effectiveness in a relevant way.
You’ll then have the option of an elective module. With Driving Innovation, you could explore the relationship between marketing and entrepreneurship, learn how to nurture innovation in your organisation and become The Marketing Champion. Or in Digital Strategy, you’ll see how digital marketing capabilities can be implemented into strategic planning, understanding the impact of digital disruption and learning how to manage and optimise key digital channels.
If you’d like to enrol on this Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing, you’ll need to have either a CIM Level 4 Professional Certificate in Marketing, a Foundation Degree in Business with Marketing or another relevant Level 4 qualification.
Alternatively, you should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a recognised university with at least one third of credits coming from marketing content, or at least two years’ experience of professional marketing practice in an operation role (along with a diagnostic assessment).
If English is not your first language, you will also need to have an English Language qualification within the last two years.
How will I be assessed?
For this Level 6 Marketing Diploma, you’ll complete a three-hour paper for the Strategic Marketing module, with preparatory work for extended answer questions. Both the Mastering Metrics and Driving Innovation modules will be assessed via work-based assignments, while the Digital Strategy module requires the completion of a work-based portfolio focusing on three tasks: research, plan and report.
Continuing Your Journey
When you have successfully completed this diploma, you’ll be well-equipped to perform at a management level, with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to excel in any professional marketing role.Careers page
You will be able to use your qualification to take on more advanced duties and apply for promotions, with a wide range of positions open to you in the business sector. You could also continue your studies at The Manchester College, with a number of business-focused degrees available.
Fees, Finance & Funding
The current fees for this Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing are £880 per module. This is broken down as tuition fees of £700 and the assessment fee of £180 for each unit. You will also need to be a studying member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, which costs £50 per year and is payable directly to CIM.Fees, finance and funding page
There are specialist loans available to support your tuition fees, and depending on your circumstances you may find other grants and bursaries are open to you as well.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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