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Social Media Training

Our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing is 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.

Our Foundation in Social Media Marketing is a brand new course it has not yet achieved accreditation but a certificate of completion will be awarded if you complete 80% of the course.

For our Foundation in Social Media Marketing, you can go on holiday but you'll miss your live lessons, which you can watch on catch-up.

On the Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing, it depends what weeks your holiday falls on. Because the course 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.

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

The main difference is that the Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing is vocational. Students embark on a work placement where they work with a real business, designing and delivering a live campaign for them. This gets the job ready at the end so they can immediately start finding work after.

The Foundation in Social Media Marketing course is much less time - 10 weeks rather than six months - and is not vocational. Although you'll gain in-demand knowledge and hone your social media skills, you will not be job ready at the end of it. That's why it's so much cheaper at nly £420 including VAT.

When we surveyed our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing graduates we found the average hourly wage was £21. 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.

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 Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing it's 15-20 hours as it is a vocational training course.

For the Foundation in Social Media Marketing it's 2-3 hours per week. lasting six months it's 15 hours per week.

We have a limited number of spaces on our Advanced Diploma course. You’ll have to pass our application process to get through.

For the Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing 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 Foundation in Social Media Marketing, which is available for students from any professional background.

If you live outside of the UK and are interested in our training then please email hello@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 Foundation in Social Media Marketing. The weekly time commitment is only two-three hours per week so you can fit it around your work and family commitments.

Digital Retox

The time commitment is 3-4 hours per week and it will last 10 weeks.

Yes. You have a weekly webinar to attend once per week. These happen weekday evenings around 8pm for an hour at a time.

Yes! The course is delivered online so it doesn’t matter where you are based as long as you can attend your weekly webinars. Because we’re based in the UK these will happen at a time most beneficial for the majority of our students, which is weekday evenings around 8pm GMT. So if you lived in New York for instance, you would have to commit to attending webinars around 3pm EST.

Absolutely not! Research shows that only 29% of digital jobs are held by people under the age of 35 in the UK. Unless you are literally about to retire, upskilling in digital is a smart way to future-proof your career and maximise your career earnings over the next few years and decades.

Unlike our vocational training, the Digital Retox is not specifically about social media or digital marketing. The Digital Retox is focused on giving you a digital toolkit that you can then go on to apply to anything else you need to, social media or otherwise. You’ll learn a little bit about some of the social media platforms and some aspects of marketing, but it’s definitely not the focus of the course. Sign up to our Foundation in Social Media Marketing if social media knowledge is what you're after.

Yes! The Digital Retox will immerse you in digital and help take your knowledge to the next level. It will teach you how to be a changemaker in your business, give you ideas for professional career development, and better position you to snag that pay raise and promotion you’ve been after.

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