CIM Diploma in Professional Services Marketing (Distance Learning) - Getting ready for the next Career Step


The CIM Diploma consists of two core modules and one elective from the choice of two:

Assessment and Duration

All modules and short courses are concluded by an assessment. Assessment for Strategic Marketing is by examination; all other modules and short courses are assessed by work-based assignments. The full qualification usually takes 12-18 months to complete. 

Study hours 

Each module requires 150 hours of study and can also be studied on a modular basis with each completed module giving you a CIM Award.Successful completion of three modules will lead to the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Entry Criteria

The Diploma is aimed at the professional marketer in an operational or management role who wishes to develop the knowledge and skills across a range of areas in order to progress their career. Bachelors degree in business or marketing (or an equivalent qualication) where a minimum of a third of the credits come from marketing OR three plus years’ of appropriate experience working in Marketing are expected. In addition, you should be working for a Professional Services company/body/institute or a connected organisation. 


Award (1 module)

Diploma (3 modules) 

ZAR 8,800*

ZAR 26,400*

The tuition fees cover the contents of the modules, including corresponding reading material and tutor support. Awarding body membership and/or assessment fees are not included.

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* These prices apply only to South African and Namibian corporates and individuals and are exclusive applicable South African VAT. Please enquire for our USD price lists for sub-Saharan Africa. 

The CIM rates are subject to change by CIM at any time. In addition, the stated CIM rates are based on successful completion at first attempt within the normal duration of the programme; the programme price does not include the fee for any resits required.