When looking to study for a marketing qualification you’ll likely have been pointed in the direction of the Chartered Marketing Institute. Founded in 1911 the CIM is probably the best known awarding body and provider of marketing qualifiications. It has over 41,000 members worldwide and 130 study centres across 36 countries. As the leading international, professional awarding body for Marketing, for over a century it has defined professional Marketing standards in the UK and is a global champion of best Marketing practice.
Studying for a CIM qualification can provide a significant advantage in your career. A CIM qualification on your CV will place you one step ahead of the competition and likely impress potential employers.
However, if you’re considering studying a CIM qualification, you have a further decision to make. The CIM does offer their qualifications directly, but they also work with many approved study centres who partner with CIM to deliver their qualifications.
MMC Learning has been a CIM accredited study centre for over 20 years which means we have successfully met CIM’s strict standards to achieve accredited status annually for over two decades!
Yep, the CIM doesn’t just partner with any old learning centre! CIM approved centres have to pass strict reviews and annual validation checks each year to ensure their learning delivers to CIM standards so you can be sure that with any CIM accredited centre you’ll be getting the same standard of learning.
So what’s the difference? How will your learning experience change studying with CIM directly versus learning through an approved study centre?
Much of this depends on the individual study centre, so here are the main differences you’ll find if you choose to study your CIM qualification with us at MMC vs directly with CIM.