Undertaking a Marketing qualification can be a great way to kickstart your career in Marketing.
That’s when previous academic study might come in. If you’ve already got a degree, even as a beginner to marketing, you’ll probably be operating at a high enough academic level to do a marketing course which is level 5, 6, or 7, (equivalent to a foundation degree, degree and postgraduate course- masters- respectively) because these courses are designed to be the next step up academically. However if you’re entering a marketing course with no formal qualifications or just GCSE’s or A-levels for example, you might be better suited to a level 2, 3 or 4 marketing course.
This is just to make sure that you’re studying at the right level and on the right kind of course for you. Once you have a marketing qualification, you can always study further, higher-level marketing qualifications, but any level of marketing course will put you in a better position to start finding opportunities and gaining relevant experience and make you an attractive candidate to potential employers.
Entry requirements to courses can vary, some higher level course might require you to have a degree or other equivalent qualification or at least some experience in the marketing field, but many will just require you to be able to read and write English to a good level making them ideal for people wanting to get a foot in the door.
There are many different Marketing courses to choose from provided by various different study centres. Which qualification is right for you will depend very much on where you are in your career and your level of education and experience and also what goals you are personally hoping to achieve from a course but with so many options to choose from there’s certainly one that’s right for you and if you’re looking to start a career in marketing there’s no better place to start.