We have been busy developing our Associate Programme over the last few months, and we’re excited that we’ve made some changes that we feel will improve the overall learning experience.
We’ve also launched a brand new short course in social media that allows people to learn the basics of social media marketing in 2-3 hours a week, for 10 weeks. Our new “Foundation in Social Media Marketing” started in April (to find out more read this blog) and you can sign up here for the waiting list for September.
Because we’ve made some changes, and because we’ve added to our portfolio of social media courses we have decided to rebrand our vocational training courses in social media marketing to better communicate the difference between products in our suite. We hope this will provide clarity for our customers.
- Our Associate Programme in Social Media Marketing has been renamed the Advanced Diploma in Strategic Social Media Marketing.
- Our Social Media Management Course has been renamed the Diploma in Strategic Social Media Marketing.
A unique learning experience. No other training course sees you learn 100% remotely with a digital work placement to gain actual work experience. We are completely unique in what we offer. This digital work placement is the key vehicle for gaining those job-ready skills that mean you can start earning as soon as you graduate.
This course is vocational. Vocational courses retrain people in a completely new career. This means that when studying a vocational course you actually do the job you are learning to do in a safe environment, in this case, a Social Media Marketer. To prepare you to graduate with everything you need to know to start earning from your new career you get regular 1:1 feedback and competency-based assessments that assess whether you can do or can’t do important components of that role as your progress. With our new Foundation in Social Media Marketing course added to our portfolio of products this was the perfect opportunity to rebrand our flagship vocational training products, to better communicate the breadth and depth of these products, as well as to give greater clarity across our range of courses.
Over 200 engaging lessons. Our lessons come in a variety of accessible formats, podcasts, infographics, interactive lessons, bite-sized video tutorials, detailed walk-through videos and downloadable guides to take away and keep. They make it manageable to fit the lessons in around your life.
Over 350 hours of learning. Our Advanced Diploma builds a comprehensive skill set in strategic social media marketing that can be applied to any sized business.
Key 21st-century skills. In January 2019 LinkedIn wrote a blog on the skills most in-demand in the labour market today. From soft skills like remote collaboration, and creativity, to persuasion and adaptability and hard skills around data proficiency and analytical reasoning our Advanced Diploma builds skills of the future way beyond those required for social media marketing.
Live learning experiences. We run live lessons in virtual classrooms, so you can ask us questions in real time and we can test your understanding through polls and quizzes.
Designed by learning and development experts. Our Co-Founder, Kathryn, worked for an education think tank bringing innovative learning models to the UK. Here she worked alongside the top education consultants in the world and this insight has informed the design of our learning model, which is why it feels so different to what else is on offer. Top Instructional Designer experts have informed the design and experience of our learning resources, including Verity Hurd previously Learning & Development Advisor at House of Fraser. Read more about our learning model here.
Learn with others. Because we have worked alongside global education experts we know that the best schools in the world are using peer to peer learning to transform the learning experience of the student. At Digital Mums we have an innovative, structured peer learning framework that sees you embed your learning in small groups. This has the added benefit of providing a support group and many students say this is one of the biggest advantages of studying with us.
A team of social media experts. Our experts have been trained by us, with 350 hours of comprehensive social media training behind them and have all been practicing social media managers. They are on hand to answer any of your social media questions. The content has been developed with social media experts from our amazing graduate community including Helen Bainbridge, previously in communications and marketing at Land Rover, now Social Media Strategist and Emma Van Heusen, one of our graduates who is now a renowned expert in Social Advertising.
Amazing support. Our team has supported 2,000 other students just like you to learn in a nurturing and inclusive environment. They have also been trained in Mental Health First Aid so can support you through any difficulties or challenges you might have while learning with us.
Results. 95% of our students graduate and 92% of our graduates find work. From setting up boutique agencies, running training workshops, becoming strategic consultants or managing social media platforms for clients our graduates go on to do a range of different things but there is one clear theme - they are able to work flexibly on their own terms.
Last cohort of 2019
This Autumn, Digital Mums are exploring exciting brand partnerships and are going back to our roots. We will be training cohorts of women that we have identified as being from low-income households and that have been out of work for a significant period of time. As our May cohort is full, we won’t be able to accept new students for vocational training until January 2020.
Should you be interested in starting next year, please register your interest here. (We will be announcing more details in the Autumn.)