The Diploma in Social Media for Business, accredited by City & Guilds is aimed at individuals who understand the basics of using social media but now want to apply it to market a business. The qualification mixes practical technical knowledge of using the various social media channels with a rigorous marketing approach to ensure that everything learnt can be immediately applied and measured to test whether it is achieving the desired outcomes.
The course is taught using a combination of webinars and e-learning courses with unlimited and personal support so you can learn from wherever you happen to be in the world. Not only has Concise Training created a unique way to study the Diploma in Social Media for Business via distance learning, but our MD Mary Thomas actually helped City and Guilds to create it so you will not find a better organisation to deliver it.
Watch Mary Thomas speaking at the City and Guilds launch of the Diploma.
Read how our Social Media for Business Diploma helped further Roxanne’s career.
Agnes Skamballis –
I work in academia and publishing and the course, although geared towards using social media for businesses, it is such a versatile course, that it can be used and adapted to help in many different organisations, weather there is an end product to sell or not. The course gives you a very comprehensive basis to explore social media platforms, and enable you to choose the correct platforms to use for your business to gain your goals. I also find that this is the only course which allows you to come back and access the wealth of resources which are available to you as a student, time and time again. There are also a vast number of other courses you can take to continue building on the very strong foundations that the diploma has given me. I loved every minute of the course, it showed me that I even have a creative side to me that I didn’t know i had. Thank you.
Joanne Berrington –
I’ve just completed the City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business and I have to say am feeling rather pleased with myself!
I chose this course as I have my own VPA business and had fallen into doing a lot of social media work for my clients. Much as I was confident posting I really didn’t understand the ways to do this to get the best results for my clients.
The course ticked the boxes I needed it to, I’ve come away knowing so much more about the “dark art” of social media and can really see a difference in the quality of the work I’m producing and the results I’m getting for my clients.
It’s also taught me some new skills, in SEO and designing brochures. I’ve done the SEO for 3 of my clients and thanks to Mary and Di have managed to get them on to page 1 on Google.
I would really recommend Concise Training for this course, it’s well structured, extremely informative, you have accessibility to your tutor whenever required and you get your Diploma at the end of it. What’s not to like!
Shelly Richardson –
I was incredibly apprehensive about going back to learning after such a long time. I didn’t know how I would cope in that environment again, especially with the children and working. I managed really well, there is a lot of reading and you need to dedicate a good amount of time to it. The webinars are recorded and I was able to watch those in the evenings when the children had gone to bed. Mary and Di are so supportive and answered all my emails and questions. The course has taught me so much about Social Media and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you both!
Jamal Maynard –
Recently completed the social media for Business Diploma and I must say this course was way more than anticipated. Throughout the whole course, I had support from Mary and the depth in which this course takes you, is truly worth it! If you are really looking to take your understanding of Social Media to the next level, especially for business Concise Training will definitely equip you with all the knowledge you need, and they are with you every step of the way. Truly was an enjoyable and extremely comprehensive course.
Update – I now tackle my job with a lot more confidence and I must say within that year of being in this position of managing social media for the company all while going through this course, the platforms have grown, engagement has increased and we have seen an increase in services being taken up from social media alone.
B Winn –
This was a great course and touched on a wide set of skills applicable to most industries. It really helps from small to big business.
The tutors had all the information and more to their fingertips and seemed to be enthusiastic for the subject, this enthusiasm rubs off, making it feel less of a chore to study.
I would recommend them to anyone.
Paul Pinder –
The City & Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business is perfectly designed for individuals who want to future proof their knowledge. The course is organized into concise modules for easy self-paced learning. Di who was my very knowledgeable assigned tutor was always readily available for progress check-ins and to provide valuable encouragement which kept me going when I sometimes started to trail behind. The course will require some personal commitment from the learner as it is easy to underestimate the scope and time it may take to complete assignments. I have gained valuable knowledge from this course and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to better position themselves to take advantage of the growing opportunities in Social Media advancement.
Thank You Mary & Di
Gregory Blackett –
Concise Training’s City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business is a practical program. I have gained a new appreciation and a wealth of knowledge on how social media should work for businesses and professionals. The fundamentals covered can be applied from day one to improve you social media impact.
Individual modules provide detailed frameworks in all aspects of managing key social media channels, and techniques to do so effectively. Assignments challenge learners to look beyond their own businesses through analytical scenarios and case studies. Guidance, feedback and encouragement from instructors Mary and Di (both subject matter experts and real world practitioners) pull everything together.
As I progressed through the program, the demand for qualified social media managers and consultants in Barbados and the Caribbean has increased significantly. The range of City and Guilds accredited designations offered by Concise Training through Advantage Caribbean Institute Ltd speaks directly to this emerging field in the region. With the recognition of a global leader in vocational certification, I strongly recommend these courses to anyone seeking to utilize social media for personal development or that of their business.
Kinetic Sales Solutions/Advantage Caribbean Institute Ltd
I have recently completed the Diploma in Social Media for Business course with Concise Training and would like to thank Mary, Di and Steve for all of their help throughout. The course was helpful and informative although a little demanding at times whilst trying to fit around work etc. I have certainly learned more about Social Media which I am now putting into practice, however it appeared to be a little top heavy on the marketing side of things. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about social media but please be aware you must be prepared to allocate plenty of time for it.
James Stevenson –
Having completed this course of part of my Apprenticeship I found it incredibly useful. Mary and Di were both extremely helpful throughout the process always contactable and there to offer advice and support. The course is perfect for anyone who wants to get into social media marketing teaching you the tricks and techniques to get the best out of your social media. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
David Reaves –
Having just completed the Diploma in Social Media for Business course I wanted to write and thank you for all your help, support and patience which you provided throughout. I found the course extremely enlightening especially as it covered far more than just Social Media. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about social media but with the warning that you must be prepared to spend the time on it!
Alex Ofkants –
I did this course as part of my apprenticeship and I couldn’t be happier. It worked particularly well as I was able to do all of the online learning straight from my desk but equally able to put what I had learnt into practice instantly. I gained valuable skills and Mary was always easy to get hold if I needed help. The fact that this course is done online meant that if I missed a webinar for any reason I could watch the recording later that day! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who asked.
Lucy Khan –
I chose this course because I wanted to learn the whys and hows of social media for business rather than just fiddling around with Facebook and hoping for the best, which is what I’d been doing to date! This course certainly delivers a lot of easy to digest and useful knowledge and that has helped me grow my own business via social media. Di and Mary were just amazing – always quick to respond when I had a query and very encouraging when I found it challenging. The learning material was well presented and easy to access. I highly recommend this course delivered by Concise Training!
I went into this course thinking I already had a large amount of knowledge about social media and how to use it within a business. After just 2 weeks, I realised that my knowledge was minimal. What you learn is fascinating and genuinely does help you improve your businesses standing on social media. It is a distance learning course, but it felt like Mary and Di were always on hand to help. Any questions that I asked were answered quickly.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who works for a company that uses social media or if you have your own business and have not yet started on (or got any results from) social media.
Rob Parry –
The biggest plus for me was being able to work at distance in my own time whilst still having targets to focus on. Completing the assignments fitted nicely around my job and at times went hand in hand. I have gained invaluable skills which I can now use everyday on my company’s social media networks. The tutors were always helpful and very knowledgable, and the presentations were clear and easily understandable. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about social media for business.