City and Guilds iTQ Social Media Certificate

Looking for a Career in Social Media?

Course cost £1080 +VAT or Monthly payments from £94 +VAT

Become a Qualified Professional with our City & Guilds Accredited Social Media Certificate (iTQ)

This City & Guilds Level 3 distance learning Social Media Certiciate is a qualification ideal for people seeking a career in Social Media, or those wanting to take their knowledge of Social Media marketing to the next level. A practical, structured, fully supported distance learning qualification in social media to ensure you really understand how to use a range of social media channels as well as why.


The learning and assessment process is:

  • Flexible  – learn when you want, where you are (Internet connection needed).
  • Practical  – no exams, implement what you learn immediately.
  • Regularly Assessed – we ask you to complete 11 assignments and you will receive individual feedback on each question on each assignment so you can track your progress.  Feedback is relevant to your situation.
  • Supported – you can contact your personal assessor at any time to ask about the assignments, the learning or how you are implementing what you are learning.
  • Up to date – all e-learning is updated every 6 months and you will also have access to a monthly update document covering all the updates in the social media industry.
  • Detailed – you will be given a huge amount of content about social media which you can use in your own business or you can use to set up a freelance consultancy.
  • Accredited – this is an internationally recognised qualification – The City & Guilds iTQ Social Media Certificate.
What Will I Learn?

Download our brochure to understand the full extent of what you will learn, but in summary:

  • The complete range of social media channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Create a social media strategy.
  • Search engine optimisation, website planning around your keywords and creation of a WordPress website.
  • Creating and using images.
  • Planning and creating a video.
What Happens During The Training?
  • You will work through 12 e-learning courses at your own pace to learn how and why to use each of the channels.
  • After each course, you will complete an assignment which you will upload to your portfolio.
  • Your assessor will give you personal feedback on each assignment with tips to improve your social media use.
  • You’ll be placed in a supportive group of peers and alumni who can help you through the course with ideas and guidance.
  • Learning is carried out remotely online. All you need is a web-enabled laptop, PC or tablet with a decent Internet connection and you can study from anywhere and whenever you want.
  • You will have a dedicated course tutor who you are encouraged to contact with questions, queries or even if you just want to say hello and discuss social media marketing (we are a friendly bunch).
  • Your tutor can also help you in a coaching capacity, helping with job references, new business ventures, networking and even writing your first proposal.
  • During the iTQ Social Media Certificate qualification you will be provided with monthly update documents that summarise all you need to know about what is changing in the world of social media.
Who Is It For?
This course is perfect for you if you are using a range of social media channels and know the ‘how’ but you are not sure whether you are taking a strategic approach or whether you could be doing it better.
How Much Does It Cost?
This course costs £1080 + VAT or 12 monthly payments of £94 + VAT (£112.80). VAT (a sales tax) is only payable in the EU at the rate applicable in your country.  Payment can be made by BACs transfer or direct debit (UK only) or Credit Card or PayPal (Worldwide). The only additional cost is the cost of the purchase of a domain name and hosting for your website.  This costs from £65 + VAT per year if purchased through us but you are welcome to go elsewhere. This includes all your learning, assessment, support, registration and certification.
How Long Does It Take?

This iTQ Social Media Certificate qualification has been structured to take 11 months. However, you complete the course in your own time so you can achieve the qualification quicker than this if you wish.  We recommend you spend 5 hours a week on the course.

When Can I Start?

You can start within 48 hours of registration.  This Social Media Certificate qualification is designed for you to study at your own pace and start when you are ready.

Want To Get Started?

Cost – £1080 + VAT

Duration – 11 months

Start date – Start anytime

If you are or have been in the armed services, you can use your Enhanced Learning Credits to contribute towards this qualification. ELCAS – service provider No. 6365

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Andrew, you recently completed our City & Guilds Certificate in Social Media qualification.  How have things changed for you since you started?Since completing the course - I have been fortunate enough to be in the position to progress my personal...

Concise Learners – Interview with Jennifer Corcoran

You finished working through our training courses about 8 months ago.  How have things changed in your businesses since you started? I can hand on heart say that doing my training with Concise Training has literally changed the course of my professional career.  I was...

Concise Learners – Interview with Joanna Dorrington Brook

Joanna, you finished your City & Guilds ITQ Social Media Certificate in November last year, how have things in your career changed since? Studying for the course helped me get a new job in May last year and I have been able to utilise the skills I...
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Concise Learners – Interview with Christine Rayner

Christine, you finished your City & Guilds ITQ Social Media Certificate in April 2013, how has your business grown since? I have two businesses: Tangram Marketing. As a marketing consultant since 1997, I was based in traditional marketing.  Doing the social media...
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Concise Learners – Interview with Caroline Ward

You completed our ITQ Social Media Certificate around a year ago. How has your role changed since? In addition to my existing role in the business, I have taken on the role of managing our social media platforms – particularly Twitter which is proving to be very...
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Concise Learners – Interview with Anna Marsden

You completed our ITQ Social Media Certificate at the end of 2013. I believe you and your wife had just set up Social I Media at the time. How has business changed for you since? Wow! We have changed a lot since then. We started Social I Media as a way of working...

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