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Diploma in Marketing QLS Level 7

Course Overview

Advanced Marketing Course

Looking for a flexible advanced marketing course to suit your busy schedule?  An endorsed Level 7 Diploma in Professional Marketing you can take without quit in your current job?  Sign up online with CPD Courses, for the chance to boost your CV and long-term outlook!

Our exclusive advanced marketing courses prioritise flexibility and accessibility for online learners.  With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, you’re free to study at a time and pace that suit your lifestyle. Whether looking to build on your existing experience or explore something completely new, an endorsed Level 7 Diploma in Professional Marketing could broaden your career prospects like never before.

This Level 7 programme is our most intensive marketing course to date, covering a wide variety of key topics over a series of 22 in-depth modules.  Examples of which include markets and market segmentation, consumer behaviour analysis, market research, branding and packaging, distribution channels, product development, advertising and publicity, product pricing strategies and an introduction to digital marketing. Build the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to become a capable and qualified marketing manager, with expert tutor support provided through your studies.

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Course Syllabus

This intensive Level 7 Marketing Diploma takes place over a series of 22 detailed modules, as outlined below:

Module 1 - Introduction to Marketing

The course begins by presenting candidates with a broad overview of the concept of marketing, along with a detailed breakdown of the marketing mix and its components.  Important differences between selling and marketing are also discussed, along with the functions, objectives and benefits of effective marketing from a business perspective.

Module 2 - Marketing Environment

Candidates are then introduced to the concept of the marketing environment, in which the characteristics of several different types of environments are discussed.  Along with the internal environment, external environment and micro environment, learners consider a variety of economic, demographic and sociocultural factors in marketing.

Module 3 - Markets and Market Segmentations

Segmentation and its role in the development of a marketing strategy is discussed in the third module, in which learners are familiarised with several market types and their characteristics.  Course content covers consumer markets, organisational markets and other markets, alongside requirements for segmenting a market and types of buying situations.

Module 4 - Consumer Behaviour

The importance of carefully monitoring and analysing consumer behaviour is discussed in Module Four, which provides an overview of the main customer personas.  Several factors that can influence consumer behaviour are also discussed, along with a breakdown of the consumer buying process, cultural factors that affect buying decisions and more.

Module 5 - Market Research

Candidates are then provided with a crash-course introduction to market research activities, incorporating various different approaches to the market research.  A breakdown of the research process is provided, along with how to approach respondents in the right way, an introduction to quantitative data analysis and tips for improved interview etiquette.

Module 6 - Marketing Planning

A detailed examination of the marketing planning process follows in the sixth module, in which candidates learn how to perform a marketing audit.  Corporate marketing objectives are also discussed, along with promotional strategies, feedback systems and how to effectively monitor and evaluate marketing performance.

Module 7 - Product Development and Product Lifecycle

The various stages of the product lifecycle are presented and discussed in Module Seven, along with appropriate marketing strategies and techniques at different stages of the PLC.  Additional topics covered include new product development, the value of product innovation, concept development and testing, market testing and more.

Module 8 - Product Pricing Strategies

Course content then turns to the importance of appropriate product pricing strategies as a core component of a marketing plan.  The function and value of price is discussed in-depth, along with various strategies for establishing viable pricing structures and the different types of costs that must be considered when pricing products.

Module 9 - Branding and Packaging

The meaning and importance of branding are examined in Module Nine, which presents candidates with tips and guidelines for selecting a good brand name.  The functions and objectives of packaging are also discussed, along with the influence packaging has on consumer purchase decisions, packaging cost-effectiveness considerations and common criticisms of packaging.

Module 10 - Channels of Distribution

Distribution channels are discussed in the tenth module, which guides learners through the process of determining which channels of distribution are appropriate for which products.  Various factors influencing the appropriate choice of channel are discussed, along with the main functions and objectives of distribution channels in general.

Module 11 - Promotion Mix

Promotion as a key component in an effective marketing strategy is explored in Module 11, in which candidates consider the meaning and importance of promotion.  The differences between marketing and promotion are also discussed, alongside a breakdown of the promotion mix and analysis of its components.

Module 12 - Personal Selling and Sales Promotion

The art of effective personal selling is dissected and discussed in Module 12, in which candidates learn how personal selling and sales promotion are two entirely different concepts.  The importance of effective personal selling is also discussed, along with a breakdown of the personal selling process, the different types of personal selling and more.

Module 13 - Advertising and Publicity

The functions and objectives of advertising are then analysed, along with how advertising and publicity are two different yet closely connected concepts.  The communication objectives of advertising are examined, alongside the objectives of publicity, the potential benefits of positive publicity and guidelines for effective advertising.

Module 14 - The Importance of Body Language in Sales

Non-verbal communication as a major selling tool follows in Module 14, in which candidates learn how to both interpret and use body language to their own advantage. Other non-verbal cues such as facial expressions and gestures are also discussed, along with how voice characteristics can also play a key role in the selling process.

Module 15 - Building Relationships for Success in Sales

The potential benefits of a customer-focused approach to selling are then brought into discussion, in which candidates consider the value of viewing every exchange from the customer’s perspective.  The role communication plays in customer relationship development and customer-focused selling in general is also discussed.

Module 16 - Telemarketing

Telephone sales and the art of effective telephone marketing are explored in Module 16, which discusses how telephone sales can be challenging and advantageous in equal measures.  The importance of active listening skills in telemarketing are also discussed, along with tips for effective pre-call planning and how to develop a high impact script.

Module 17 - Preparing for Sales Presentations

Helpful guidelines for maximising the impact and appeal of sales presentations are provided in Module 17, which also familiarises learners with the key elements of effective business proposals.  The potential for preparation (or lack thereof) to make or break any important presentation is also discussed.

Module 18 - Techniques for Maximum Sales

Essential skills for smarter selling are analysed and discussed in Module 18, in which candidates learn how to leverage every possible sales opportunity. Productivity techniques for maximum selling are also discussed, along with the importance of maximising the value of every sale where possible.

Module 19 - Creativity and Innovation

Innovation and creativity as key performance drivers are examined in Module 19, in which learners consider the value of creativity and innovation from a marketing perspective. Individual and group techniques for creativity are also discussed, along with tips and guidelines for encouraging and nurturing creativity in a team.

Module 20 - Creating a PPC Campaign

Candidates then study the basics of Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing, learning how to create and launch a basic PPC campaign for their business. Tips for maximising the ROI of a PPC campaign are also provided, along with guidelines for setting an appropriate PPC budget and the importance of continuous monitoring with PPC advertising.

Module 21 - Building a Brand on Social Media

Social media’s unique power, reach and influence as a marketing platform is then discussed, guiding candidates through process of building a brand on social media. The concept of the ‘brand-focused message’ and how to create them is also discussed, along with the advantages of an investment in social media marketing.

Module 22 - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Concluding the course, Module 22 provides an essential overview of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and its main functions. Key topics covered include the purpose and benefits of SEO, how search engine marketing works, the importance of effective keyword analysis and how to use keywords effectively to drive targeted web traffic.

Career Path

Career opportunities in both traditional and digital marketing are wide open for capable and enthusiastic candidates.  Typical job titles in the field of marketing include Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Marketing, Digital Marketing Analyst, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Consultant, Marketing Manager, Promotions Manager, Marketing Specialist and many more besides. Salaries in marketing very wildly from one position and location to the next – anything from £20,000 to more than £100,000 with experience.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Marketing personnel looking to improve their performance
  • Newcomers with no marketing background or experience
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Business owners in charge of their own marketing
  • Entrepreneurs considering new business establishment
  • Jobseekers working on their employment prospects

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.

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Course at QLS Level 7
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