|Course at QLS||Level 6|
|Endorsement||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|Course Duration||500 Hours|
|Entry Requirements||There are no particular entry requirements|
Earn your Level 6 Marketing Diploma online with Oxford Home Study Centre – the web’s most flexible distance learning specialists. This endorsed Diploma in Sales and Marketing is ideal for anyone pursuing a high-profile career in the field of marketing, advertising or product development. Our advanced Level 6 Marketing Diploma covers a diverse range of topics over a series of 17 modules, which conclude with online assessments. Learn how to conduct in-depth market research, create and implement an effective marketing strategy, influence customer purchase decisions and continuously monitor the marketing environment. With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, you’re free to study at a time and pace to suit your schedule. Enrol online and get started today, or contact our admissions team anytime to learn more.
Why Study Marketing?
A background in sales and marketing could open the door to any number of incredible long-term career prospects. As marketing plays an integral role in almost every organisation, demand for talented marketing personnel is always high. The skills, knowledge and confidence you will build while studying marketing are also highly transferable. From advertising to business management to public relations to branding, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career paths. The only prerequisites for a career in marketing are a passion for people, a knack for creative thinking and plenty of ambition. After which, an endorsed diploma could be all that stands between you and the career of your dreams!
Oxford Home Study Centre is proud to offer a diverse collection of flexible online courses for ambitious learners worldwide. Our Level 6 Marketing diploma takes place over a series of 17 modules, covering the following topics:
Module 1 - Introduction to Marketing
The course begins by examining the functions and objectives of marketing activities, along with the duties and responsibilities of marketing personnel. Candidates consider how selling and marketing are different yet closely connected, while exploring the fundamentals of an effective marketing campaign.
Module 2 - Marketing Environment
An assessment of the marketing environment follows in Module Two, in which candidates learn how marketing does not take place in a vacuum. The importance of carefully evaluating internal environments, external environments and micro environments when developing a marketing strategy is discussed.
Module 3 - Markets and Market Segmentations
Module Three covers the technique of breaking down audiences and markets into smaller segments for targeted marketing campaigns. Learners are familiarised with a variety of different market types, along with the risks of failing to adequately segment and separate markets.
Module 4 - Consumer Behaviour
Tips and techniques for analysing customer behaviour follow in Module Four, which provides candidates with a step-by-step an overview of the buying process. Candidates consider a variety of factors that influence purchase decisions, along with the characteristics of different types of customers.
Module 5 - Market Research
Detailed market research as the foundation of every successful marketing strategy is examined in Module Five. Several different approaches to conducting market research are presented and discussed, alongside tips for conducting interviews, guidelines for effective data analysis and how to act on the data collected.
Module 6 - Marketing Planning
Module Six explores each of the primary stages in the marketing planning process, highlighting the importance of detailed and thorough planning. Candidates also learn how to plan and perform an in-depth marketing audit, set appropriate goals for planned marketing activities and assess the effectiveness of current marketing efforts.
Module 7 - Product Development and Product Lifecycle
An overview of the product development process is provided in Module Seven, which also familiarises learners with each stage of the product lifecycle. Candidates consider the importance of thorough and extensive idea vetting and concept testing, when planning to bring new products to the market.
Module 8 - Product Pricing Strategies
The key to successful product pricing is then discussed, outlining a series of typical pricing models and systems for calculating price structures. Factors that must be considered when pricing products and services are explored, along with how disproportionately low prices can be just as off-putting as excessive prices.
Module 9 - Branding and Packaging
The influence of product packaging over consumer purchase decisions is then discussed, alongside the importance of choosing the right packaging for the right products. Additional elements of an effective branding strategy are also discussed, including logo design, slogan development and selecting a memorable brand name.
Module 10 - Channels of Distribution
Module 10 explores the pros and cons of the various product distribution channels, along with factor that must be considered when selecting a channel of distribution. Candidates learn how multichannel distribution can be advantageous where appropriate, alongside tips and guidelines for improving distribution efficiency.
Module 11 - Promotion Mix
Promotion as part of a broader marketing strategy is then examined, incorporating detailed analysis of the promotion mix. Each of the main stages of the promotion mix is discussed at length, along with the main differences between promotion, selling and marketing.
Module 12 - The Importance of Body Language in Sales
Candidates then learn how non-verbal communication can be just as persuasive and impactful as spoken conversation in sales and marketing. The importance of accurately reading and interpreting other people’s body language is discussed, along with how to more effectively use gestures, facial expressions and nonverbal cues to improve sales.
Module 13 - Techniques for Maximum Sales
Further tips for maximising sales are then presented and discussed, in which candidates consider the ‘smart’ approach to selling and the criticality of personal productivity. Essential techniques for both closing more sales and leveraging the full value of every selling opportunity are also discussed.
Module 14 - Creativity and Innovation
Module 14 explores creativity and innovation as the cornerstones of successful marketing. Learners are provided with tips and guidelines for boosting creativity in teams, inspiring innovation in others and leading group exercises at work to generate more diverse ideas.
Module 15 - Creating a PPC Campaign
Attention turns to digital marketing in Module 15, which offers a step-by-step guide to launching a Pay Par Click (PPC) advertising campaign. Topics covered include keyword research, budgeting for PPC campaigns, how to monitor the performance of a PPC strategy in real-time and tips for maximising the ROI on a PPC project.
Module 16 - Building a Brand on Social Media
The social media phenomenon is then examined from a marketing perspective, outlining the potential power and influence of the world’s biggest social platforms. Social media’s unique potential for brand development and reaching a massive global audience is discussed, along with the main elements of a successful social media marketing (SMM) campaign.
Module 17 - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
In the final module, candidates learn how organic search marketing – aka search engine optimisation (SEO) – can make or break an online business. Tips for driving targeted traffic to a website or target page are provided, along with how to choose relevant keywords and monitor SEO performance using detailed analytics.
Paying in Installments: £900 (interest FREE Installments)
No of Installments: 12
Each Installment: £60
Pay in Full: (£200 Discount) £700
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
Marketing skills are of relevance across all industries and business areas without exception. Whether running your own business, pursuing promotion or considering a career change, this advanced Level 6 Diploma in Marketing could help you achieve your goals. Job titles in the marketing profession include Brand Strategist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Promotions Manager, Digital Sales Analyst, Social Media Marketer, SEO Specialist and many more besides. All of which have attractive earnings potential and limitless scope for advancement.
Who Should Take This Course?
Oxford Home Study Centre is proud to welcome ambitious candidates from all backgrounds. This fully endorsed marketing diploma was created with the following applicants in mind:
Enrolment is open throughout the year, making now the perfect time to get started! Sign up for this exclusive Level 6 Marketing Course today, or contact the OHSC admissions team for more information.