London School of Marketing are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge they need and qualifications they can trust. We offer local courses from a global perspective, deliver accredited marketing and business qualifications, and courses from recognised professional bodies and universities.

London School of Marketing’s accreditations show our commitment to the continued enhancement of the quality of our offerings, delivering opportunity and peace of mind to you.

Our accreditations are in the following areas; Professional, University and Governmental Recognition. They are proof of our commitment to meet the high standards demanded by the industry and set out by British educational authorities."

Professional Bodies


Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s largest professional marketing body, with 60,000 members in 130 countries. CIM leads the development of professional marketing standards and practice, and is committed to delivering world-class support to equip marketers with the knowledge and tools they need to deliver exceptional business performance. It also supports great marketing through the creation of best practice marketing content, which is issue-driven, insightful and practical.

CIM member services are geared towards building credibility, knowledge and contacts. Joining CIM makes a powerful statement about a marketer’s approach to their profession, as well as their drive to succeed. It also demonstrates to other professionals that they are aiming for the highest level of achievement in marketing.

With its global reach, CIM brings together the best marketers through network communities, practitioner communities and topical forums. With cutting edge publications, high performance training and professional qualifications taught around the world, CIM continues to support marketers at all stages of their marketing career.


Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is a world leader in digital marketing training and education, and acts as the global certification body for digital marketing education. With courses designed and taught by leading marketing practitioners, DMI provides the detailed and practical knowledge needed to fully develop digital marketing expertise, with its accreditation highly valued by employers.

Throughout the ongoing development of its programmes, DMI spends considerable time working with its partners and industry advisory bodies, including universities and other educational institutions, as well as some of the world’s leading digital marketing agencies. This helps them to keep their syllabus fresh and relevant, while they continue to deliver the essentials students require to succeed in the ever-changing digital marketing sector.



EduQual is a UK awarding organisation that promotes innovative, relevant and affordable qualifications of high quality.  It is backed by a dedicated team with many years’ of experience developing, delivering and awarding qualifications. As experts in learning technology, EduQual focusses on providing courses that are easily accessible for all learners.  Our courses backed by EduQual can be found here.



Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, with several collaborative partnerships across the UK and internationally. The university’s roots date back to 1858, and today it has a student population of 35,000, with more than 85,000 alumni in 150 countries around the world. 

Anglia Ruskin’s recent achievements include recognition of academic excellence by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating “world-leading” research. The university has the further distinction of being awarded the Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards.

We are proud to be an associate college of Anglia Ruskin University. Through our franchised agreement with this institution, we deliver the MBA (Top Up), MA in Marketing and Innovation (Top Up), BA (Hons) in Marketing (Top Up) and BA (Hons) in Business Management (Top Up).


University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of a number of training colleges and gained full university status as The University of Northampton in 2005. It is the leading university for social enterprise and is committed to transforming lives and inspiring change.

The University of Northampton has a student population of over 13,000 with an alumni of over 60,000.The University's latest achievements include a top 50 UK university ranking in the Guardian University Guide and being highly commended at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

We are excited to start this new partnership with the University of Northampton. Through our franchised agreement with this institution, we will deliver the following; BSc (Hons) International Accounting (Top Up), MA Human Resources Management (Top Up), Master of Business Administration (Top Up), MSc Accounting and Finance (Top Up) and LLM International Commercial Law.

Click here to visit LSM's profile in the University of Northampton's website. 

Government Listings


British Accreditation Council (BAC)

BAC provides the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. All BAC providers have been rigorously inspected, with the latest reports available on their website. Institutions that carry BAC endorsement and the BAC mark therefore represent some of the leading and most reliable private colleges and training providers in the UK.

In March 2015, received accreditation for four years as an online, distance and blended learning provider from the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education.


Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. In addition to processing more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, it also helps students to find the right course to suit their needs.

We are a designated member of UCAS, and students can apply for our qualifications using the UCAS Code L76.


Listed Bodies Order – Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

The UK has a well-deserved reputation worldwide for the quality and breadth of its higher education provision. There are well over 100 institutions in the UK that are permitted to award a wide variety of degrees, which are known as “recognised bodies”.
In addition to these bodies, there are also several hundred colleges and other institutions which do not have degree-awarding powers, but who provide complete courses that lead to recognised UK degrees. These courses are validated by recognised bodies. Such colleges and institutions are known as “listed bodies”.

We are recognised by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as a listed body, meaning that we offer complete courses leading to recognised UK degrees. Further details can be found here.


UK Visas and Immigration

As of August 2014, due to tightening visa regulations, we made the decision to withdraw our support to students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa to study in the UK. Instead, we made it possible for non-EU students to study at one of our Local Access Points (LAPs) or to study online with us. In doing so, we have allowed our international students to avoid the cost and complication of moving to the UK to study, with still gaining a globally recognised qualification. For further details, please click here.


Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

QAA offers advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other institutions to provide the best possible student experience in higher education.It conducts reviews of institutions, and publishes reports which highlight good practice and make recommendations to improve quality. The peer reviewers on QAA’s review teams all have recent experience of providing or assessing higher education. Each team also includes a student reviewer. 

LSM is no longer a subscriber with QAA, as we have discontinued our full time face-to-face qualifications. But due to our arrangements with Universities, LSM is in any case overseen by QAA through these partnerships.




Chartered Association of Business Schools

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. CABS support it’s members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government. CABS members consist of 120 business schools and higher education providers, as well as affiliate stakeholders, corporate members and international partners.

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