At London School of Marketing, we try to make sure that you have a memorable learning experience from start to the end. Our support staff are more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you find the most suitable course based on your study needs. Based on the most common questions we are asked, we have compiled a set of answers that may help you in making a decision.




Why study with us?

We are one of the world’s largest and most successful providers of marketing courses leading to CIM professional qualifications. Taking more than 2000 CIM assessments every year, our students consistently achieve results significantly higher than the UK and international averages.

In addition, a wide range of employers - including multinational corporations, major banks, government departments, universities and charities - recognise the value of our qualifications and courses. To date, more than 3500 organisations have sponsored their employees to take CIM courses with us.

When studying with us, you have the benefit of studying in one of the world's greatest business cities, with a richly varied student population supported by a committed and experienced lecturing team.

Our courses are flexible, which means you can choose from a variety of different study modes. Our part-time, day release and online learning study options are beneficial to those in full-time employment. Likewise, our full-time courses are ideal for those who wish to gain a qualification in the shortest time possible.

Supported by our online Integrated Modular Study System (IMSS), our programmes come complete with the resources you need to get ahead.

What support do I get?

All new students are invited to attend a Welcome Webinar, Welcome Evening or Orientation Day (dependent on the study mode) upon course commencement to familiarise you with our study process and your personal IMSS (Integrated Modular Study System) e-learning platform.

Outstanding tutor support:

Online learning students receive a dedicated personal online tutor for each module, who provides ongoing tutor support throughout your course.

Comprehensive online study materials:

Our Integrated Modular Study System (IMSS) is designed to help you get the most out of your online study and prepare for your professional assessments.


All of our professional courses are supported by a comprehensive e-library, which contains recommended study texts and reference books available for online reading or for download. Detailed lecture notes from each module include references to these resources so that you can enhance your learning independently.

Mintel reports:

Mintel Reports gives you thousands of consumer market reports. Each report combines market analysis and exclusive primary consumer and industry research. While studying with us, you will have access to their market insights and analysis reports.

Mock exam and assignment draft feedback service:

Your online tutor will support you in preparing for exams and assignments, by providing feedback on your mock exams and assignment drafts before you take your final exam or submit your final assignments.

Online student community:

Keep in touch and share with fellow students online through your IMSS e-learning platform.

Exceptional student support:

As well as our experienced tutors, we also have a dedicated and experienced administrative support team to help you through your course and answer any questions you might have.

Do I need to be fluent in English?

You will need to feel comfortable writing an exam in English. If you do not, you will want to improve your English language skills before enrolling.

What is included in the course fee?

In addition to the guidance you will receive from our qualified lecturers, our Integrated Modular Study System (IMSS) provides instant access to your lecture slides, complete with methodologies and practical applications, as well as our e-library, course schedules, and tips on passing the course.


What happens if I fail?

Our students boast exceptionally high pass rates, and we'll make sure that you are prepared for your exams and assessments. In the unlikely circumstance that you do not pass, we offer tutor support in addition to the materials you will have already received while studying.