Podcasts

December 2, 2013

Download free study podcasts

by CIM GLR

in Podcasts, Studying

The London region does a lot to help support your learning. With the help of the Student Support Group, we’ve created a selection of digital study podcasts for you to download – all free of charge and with a factsheet. They’re especially helpful for those new to CIM or new to studying, but all members will find some helpful insights.

There are 8 FREE podcasts:

  • How to pass the CIM Professional Certificate
  • How to pass the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
  • Useful study tips to improve technique and save time
  • CIM membership benefits and how to use them.
  • How to stay motivated in your CIM studies – Polly Grant
  • Life as a Chartered Marketer – Mark Batchelor
  • How to get on in Marketing – Simon Basset, Head of EMR
  • Interested in CAM digital marketing qualifications

A quick run down:

  • How to pass CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing – designed specifically for your level of study. In this podcast, exam and assignment subjects are covered separately with hints and tips on how to prepare for the exam and cope on the day, plus how to tackle the assignments to ensure apathy doesn’t set in! We have the inside track from the senior examiners, for all you need to know about how to pass.
  • Useful study tips – a podcast giving general advice about studying, particularly useful if you’re new to CIM exams and assignments, and have not studied for a professional qualification before.
  • CIM & CAM Digital Marketing qualifications – if you’re serious about your career in marketing, you’ll know the importance of keeping up to date with the latest marketing trends. In this podcast there’s information about the CAM Digital Marketing qualifications. It gives you insights into how you’ll be assessed and the many exemptions that apply if you already have CIM qualifications.

The London team does all it can to help its studying members succeed. So with help from the Student Support Group we’ve developed 8 digital study podcasts for you to download.

From CAM qualifications and study tips, to Chartered Marketer status and how to pass, you can download the podcasts you need free of charge to get your studying on track.

There are 8 free podcasts available:

  • Life as a Chartered Marketer – Mark Batchelor
  • How to get on in Marketing – Simon Basset, Head of EMR
  • How to stay motivated in your CIM studies – Polly Grant
  • Interested in CAM digital marketing qualifications
  • How to pass the CIM Professional Certificate
  • How to pass the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
  • Useful study tips to improve technique and save time
  • CIM membership benefits and how to use them.

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Study Success? Whether you passed everything in 2011, or not, there are some big decisions to be made.

For our studying members, Assignment and Exam results have recently been announced (for December 2011), so it’s time to take stock and decide what your next steps might be. It can be an exciting or difficult time, but regardless of whether you passed or failed, plenty of helpful support is available for marketing students in and around London.

I passed – what next?

Congratulations! If you’ve just passed your Introductory Certificate in Marketing then the Professional Certificate in Marketing is ideal for you. If you’ve completed the Certificate, then the Professional Diploma in Marketing is the next logical step to support your journey up the marketing career ladder. This covers 4 Modules and can typically be completed in one year when studied part-time alongside work. If, however, you’ve just completed your Diploma, then next up may be the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

The Institute’s Learning Zone provides lots more information about the relevant syllabi (course content and fees) whilst the Student Support Group (SSG), based in London, can offer free personal advice on what to do next and how best to fit these studies around your busy professional life.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in digital marketing, then the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing is a popular choice. If you’ve now completed the Certificate, Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma you’ll be exempted from one of the three digital modules, so you’ve already given yourself a head start!

Wherever you are in your marketing career you can never afford to stop learning. Continuing with your studies is a great way to demonstrate to employers, prospective employers or clients, that you are serious about your marketing career. CIM puts you on the right path to develop your learning, acquire CPD points and become a Chartered Marketer.

I failed – how can I move forward?

Failing an assignment or exam, or perhaps having to defer, can be disheartening, but there is plenty of support available from the Institute and the Student Support Group to help you turn a negative into a positive.

Step 1 – find out how the Institute can help you. There are 3 options you can take, available from the Assessment re-marking and feedback service through the Learning Zone.  They can either check, re-mark or offer valuable feedback, and some fees apply, please check.

Step 2 – call Caroline at SSG on 01784 463057 for a free telephone conversation which aims to shed light on what may have not gone to plan.

Step 3 – SSG will then offer you a free diagnostic quiz (usually £10) which will test your subject knowledge and help you identify any knowledge gaps which you may need to fill.

Step 4 – SSG can review a failed assignment/discuss your exam performance and help you see where you went wrong (some fees apply). Then they can provide you with a choice of support services to help you pass next time. These range from a syllabus overview tutorial; assignment briefings; feedback on assignment draft work and mock exams with feedback – so everything you need to get started, get unstuck, and get finished up to, and beyond, CIM standards.

Once you’ve made some choices from the options above, you’ll need to register for the May or September re-sits. It’s usually advisable to sit just one CIM subject at a time so you can focus your efforts. The Institute allow you up to 10 years to complete a qualification so there is no need to panic! Take your time, enjoy the learning and develop your marketing career at a pace that suits you.

Further free advice on all aspects of CIM study is available via a series of SSG podcasts.

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Have you heard about the new digital study podcasts that are available for members to download?

Produced by The Student Support Group for CIM members, these podcast have proved to be very beneficial for members, especially new studying members.

They’re free to download and you’ll discover more about the benefits of membership. You’ll also gain advice for tackling assignments and exams and see how to get the most from your studies.

There are five podcasts available:

  1. CAM digital marketing qualifications
  2. How to pass the CIM Professional Certificate
  3. CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
  4. Study tips
  5. Your CIM

You can download the one you want, or download them all – they’re completely free.

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