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Yes it is. Both our Social Media Management Course and our Social Media Marketing: Associate Programme are formally accredited with the CPD Certification Service, the UK's foremost vocational and skills-based certification bodies. All graduates receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance upon completion of our training.

It depends what weeks your holiday falls on. Because our training programmes are focused around running a live, real-time campaign, it’s vital students do not miss out weeks and fall behind. We have set holiday dates that we break for and we advise students to match up their holidays with these. If you have a holiday planned, get in touch with our Admissions Team to let us know and we can direct you to the right cohort for you.

We can’t guarantee you work at the end of our training. However, once you successfully graduate, you’ll access our Do The Hustle Course, a four week bonus course focused on helping you to set up as a freelancer and find paying clients. You'll also become part of our graduate community the #DMCollective, our amazing alumni network. However, ultimately the onus is on you to go out and find work  - our job is to give you the confidence, skills and support to help you make it a reality.

You need a decent laptop with a webcam that can handle video chatting software (Google Hangouts). Having a smartphone is vital too. 

Yes! Other students that join the course will be in the same boat. Through collaboration and team work, you'll see your confidence return in no time at all.

The main difference is that the Associate Programme involves a live client, while the Social Media Management Course involves running a bespoke campaign. Both focus on getting students practical, hands-on experience of using social media.

Then for the Social Media Management Course we have two versions - one that lasts six months with a 15 hours per week time commitment and another for working mums that lasts 12 months with a seven hour per week time commitment.

It varies, but when we surveyed our graduates we found the average hourly wage was £19 for Social Media Management Course graduates and £21 for Associate Programme graduates. Like any freelancing role, the more experience you get, the more services and wraparound offers you can provide. There’s no reason why you won’t be charging much more soon after. 

We recommend if you have recently had a baby to join our 12 month Social Media Management Course as the time commitment is less at only seven hours per week.

Unfortunately not. Digital Mums was initially created in response to the fact that maternal unemployment was at a 26 year high in the UK. Our social mission is to exclusively support mums back to the workplace to help address this unjust imbalance.

For the Associate Programme it's 15-20 hours.

For the Social Media Management Course lasting six months it's 15 hours per week.

For our 12 month Social Media Management Course for working mums it's seven hours.

We have a high level of demand for our course and a limited number of spaces. You’ll have to pass our application process to get through. The main things we are looking for are top notch writing skills and an interest in social media. Applications with typos won’t cut the mustard. 

For the Associate Programme, yes. Because it involves working with a real client from the get-go, students need relevant professional experience to be able to hit the ground running. If you don’t have this background, you can join our Social Media Management Course, which is available for students from any professional background.

We accept students from most EU countries and in some cases from countries outside the EU too into our Social Media Management Course. If you live outside of the UK and are interested in our training then please email nina@digitalmums.org to find out more. If you live outside of the UK and are interested in our training then please email nina@digitalmums.org to find out more.

Yes you can join our 12 month Social Media Management Course, which we created specifically for mums working full-time. The weekly time commitment is only seven hours per week so you can fit it around your work and family commitments.

Most of our training courses can be done exactly when you want to do it. However, there are weekly online sessions that are fixed in terms of date and time. These peer sessions are arranged when convenient to all the other students in your cohort - usually weekday evenings between 7-9pm.

On the Associate Programme, you'll also have to make 30-60 minutes free per week to speak to the business you're working with.

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