ITQ Social Media Qualification

(23 customer reviews)

£1,080.00 + VAT


Become a qualified professional with our accredited Social Media qualification.  This City & Guilds Level 3 distance learning Social Media qualification is 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 course to ensure you really understand how to use a range of social media channels as well as why.

Read how our ITQ Social Media Qualification helped Joanna start her own business.

23 reviews for ITQ Social Media Qualification

  1. Mary Thomas

    Thank you Justin – it has been a pleasure 🙂

  2. Justin

    This is an excellent course suitable for anyone new to social media or those wishing to improve their existing social media knowledge and skills. It is comprehensive, covering all main social media platforms with a great balance of modules along with practical exercises and assignments to apply what you are learning in the real world. The support from Concise Training, both with learning materials, tutoring and feedback has been excellent – thank you Mary. This course has been exactly what I needed to help me crystalise my own ideas and create a strategy and plans for my own business. Highly recommended.

  3. Jonathan Chorlton

    Hi Neelu, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind words. We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed our iTQ Social Media Certificate and wish you every success for the future.

  4. neelu chada

    I had been researching for courses on Social Media, and fortunately came across this course (City & Guilds Accredited Social Media Certificate (iTQ)).
    Right from the beginning Mary has been extremely professional and helpful in providing any extra information that I requested for, before deciding to join the course.
    The course itself has been a joy to pursue. The content is extremely comprehensive and the level of detail covered, shows meticulous research and competence. Having said that the layout and design of the lessons is very easy to learn because information is provided in short bursts via text, video, audio and cute animation effects.
    The assignments require strong evidence of ‘what has been learnt from the module’, so they reinforce learning and drive you to give your best input.
    I would say that the best part of the course is the application of the theory into practice. The actual setting up of the business/personal accounts on social media channels and the building up of the website is the ultimate reward
    The nicest memory! – during lockdown Mary wrote ‘I hope you are well and coping in this new normal. Do let me know if I can support in anyway – even if you just want someone to talk to.’…..
    A fantastic course run by a fantastic organisation and team!

  5. Jane Heugh

    Social Media C&G ITQ – If you are wondering whether to take this course and are not sure, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. I was fed up of looking online to get social media advice and I knew I had to invest in a course with accreditation and recognition. Mary is a very supportive tutor and her breadth of knowledge is exceptional and very much up to date. The way I see social media has changed so much that I have now been accepted for a Post Grad Degree in Digital Marketing and Analytics. The Social Media C&G ITQ course is great just for personal use or for a step to a professional career.

  6. Louisa

    A great course that covers all aspects of social media in great detail and the tutors are always very helpful. This is course has helped me a lot when it comes to my professional skills in my job.

  7. Kim Gilmour

    A very comprehensive course that covers all the social media platforms as well as video, SEO and designing a web site. I have found it invaluable in both building my own online presence as a new business and also helping my clients raise their profile. I have learned so much through the practical exercises that really help embed the learning. Thanks to the Concise Training Team! Kim

  8. Andrew Hawthorn

    Great course! Gives you an in-depth knowledge of how to use the main social media platforms for marketing purposes. The WordPress section is brilliant as well and teaches you how to build and market your website. Since completing this course l feel l have all the necessary skills to build my new business in the world of social media! The tutor Mary is great as well and always answers any questions you may have.

  9. Shayla Murrell

    I am happy to say that my experience pursuing the ITQ in Social Media with Concise Training has been a worthwhile investment. The learning area is user-friendly, engaging and personable. A wide variety of material is covered and you will get the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice. You can ask Mary anything! She is patient and approachable and will help you achieve your social media goals! If you are thinking about, stop thinking and just do it. You won’t regret this decision.

  10. Lisa B

    Flexible and enjoyable course, offering tips and techniques, as well as the planning, strategy and content required to start/improve Social Media. A great way to create fun content in a interactive and practical way with the best support from concise tutors.

  11. Lisa Rowe (verified owner)

    I recently completed the ITQ Social Media Qualification. Mary Thomas was always on hand to answer any questions and gave her full support to help me through. I can highly recommend this course and Concise Training.

  12. Callum

    Great course overall, holds some valuable information and gives you the ability to be free with how you do certain things within the course which also encourages further learning. Really enjoyed working through all the material.

  13. Glen Panarese

    After completing the ITQ Level 3 Certificate in Social Media, my confidence as a Marketing Manager has grown significantly in areas that I never thought possible. Before this course I had an idea of what social media was and why companies need to use it, however I now feel qualified to guide others on their social media paths, giving me the courage to also lead from the pack. There are a variety of social media courses out there which promise to show you best practice on social media channels, which is one part of the puzzle, but not only is THIS course accredited by City and Guilds, it also focuses on the strategy behind using social media, something which many people/courses/companies tend to miss. This is where I found the course most interesting. The learn-at-your-own-pace format works well and the course colleagues (Mary Thomas and Di Dawson) were patient with me completing the course around my busy work commitments. You wont find a more in depth course which covers social media, the use of the Internet itself, and digital strategy. As a result of this course, I have set up my own digital marketing, social media consultancy business, whilst leading the company social media strategy for my current full time job in Perth, Western Australia. I picked up so many valuable tools which I now use daily in the workplace and I feel confident that I have the answers when I am asked about social. Highly recommend this course if you want to give yourself the edge of ‘social media savviness’ in today’s ever changing digital business landscape. Thankyou Mary and Di for a wonderful course!! – Glen Panarese |

  14. Tamara Fiabane

    “I have to say a huge thank you to Mary to helping through the course, it took me a while to get it finished and found her support invaluable. I just achieved the Level 3 ITQ-Social Media for Business and what an eye opener. I have learned a lot through out the course and many skills which I will apply going forward through my social media platforms. I would definitely suggest to any companies (or individuals), to invest in developing their staff knowledge on social media with the courses that Mary has on offer as they would definitely see the return on their investment.

    I have found the course easy to follow, the tasks are laid out very clearly and the online material was very good and without mentioning it, Mary provided great support through out the course. I wasn’t able to talk about my own company via social media so I have found it rather challenging to invent a new identity to talk via social media and perhaps it took me much longer to complete the course, however it was fun this way in the end as I talked about topics that I’m rather passionate about.”

  15. Caroline Ward

    I found this course invaluable in progressing my knowledge and confidence in social media. I’d used Facebook for years on a personal level, but I was asked to take on our social media presence for our group at work. This course helped me choose which sites were best suited for our needs. It also taught me the different ways to keep on top of my posting through tools such as Hootsuite. The self-paced format suited me well as I could fit it round my work commitments. The training videos were so informative, detailed and easy to follow, and fun! Mary was very patient with me, particularly with some technical difficulties we experienced due to my location. She answered all questions I had quickly and professionally. The results speak for themselves, we’ve more than doubled our presence on some sites and we’re getting more engagement from our posts. I have also had the confidence to provide some advice on social media to a friend who is starting up his own business, which I could never have done if it weren’t for this course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge on social media. Thank you to Mary and Di for such a valuable course.

  16. Russ Kirk

    “A truly informative comprehensive course, taking you on a journey of discovery exploring the fundamental processes required to succeed in your chosen social media profession.
    Even having a good grounding in some areas I have found the course truly informative and I have learnt so much.
    If you are looking for a path to improve your knowledge and gain a recognised qualification I highly recommend this course and the support and tuition provided by Mary and her colleagues.
    The process has helped me develop the way we manage our services and the future promotion of our business and is a valuable qualification to hold within the social media profession, the course covers far more than other types of study.
    When I look at most social media service providers I can see they are often not qualified within the services they provide to customers, with hard work you can obtain a qualification which will help you develop your skills, personally, for an employer, or your own business.
    Fabulous guidance is provided,both written and from the tutors, social media scheduling, social media policy are amongst the many areas covered, I loved working on the video modules and I am looking forward to developing this further, do not delay sign up today.”

  17. John Kelly

    Having started my design & marketing career in the digital industry, you could say I am comfortable in an online environment. After being ask to set up six social media channels by my boss I soon realised I wasn’t confident in what I was supposed to do, say or how to manage these things especially in a business environment!! I plodded on for a while before asking my boss if I could look for some training, to which he agreed. I found Concise Training through a Google search – they practice what they preach and were easy to find!! Thinking the course would be easy I moved through the first tasks quite quickly, but I began to find the tasks weren’t as easy as I’d imagined and were actually very challenging and more time consuming than I was expecting!! This, of course, is a good thing as had it been easy it would not have been worth doing!! I have now finished the course and feel very confident on all the platforms my boss originally asked me to set up – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , YouTube and Pinterest. I have a clear understanding of what each is for and am confident in scheduling posts and keeping on top of it all whilst maintaining my duties as a graphic designer. I recommend this course and Mary’s support, particularly if you were like me and didn’t really know how to properly use social media for business.

  18. Jamie Wicks

    This course is a comprehensive and enjoyable way to learn about social media and gain a qualification to reflect knowledge you have earned. The support provided during the course is very well structured and can be tailored depending on the level required, my Tutor Mary Thomas was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to provide me with the support I needed at every stage of the course. As I work with social media sites on a daily basis I found that some elements were harder than others, I found that I needed more support on the sections I was unfamiliar with such as SEO and website design/creation but everything I needed to complete the tasks was always available to me a short notice. This has been a great investment for me and has helped me to improve hugely over the 7-8 months it has taken me to complete the course.

  19. Gary Campbell

    “We set up our Social Media Strategy for our new company, very confident that we knew everything we ‘needed’ to know. We initially did well, and implemented everything we could to help our new business grow. I then decided to start the ITQ course to hone our skills using Social Media for our business. The results have been awesome!

    From day 1, my Tutor (Mary Thomas) explained exactly what I needed to do in preparation, exactly how to use the simple system, and exactly what the course would entail from Task 1 to Task 20. The initial meeting, prior to starting the course (online) is a great idea and answered many questions I had.

    The tasks are easy to follow, the training is precise and clear and I particularly enjoyed the exercises and examples as you work your way through the training, rather than a test at the end.

    I would strongly recommend that a live business is used as the project for the course, if possible, as you can immediately implement what you learn and you quickly see the results. I have learned so much on this course, and we are using absolutely everything I learned, on the platforms we have chosen as part of our strategy.

    To summarise, the training material is great, the explanations are clear and precise and most importantly I received a response from my tutor in very quick time on the odd occasion I had a question to ask. I highly recommend using Concise Training for anything Social Media, and please do get in touch if you are thinking about this course, as I have no issues giving you answers to your questions, from a student point of view.”

  20. Anna Marsden

    When we set up Social i Media we recognised the importance of demonstrating our professional capabilities through an independently verified qualification. Taking the City and Guild’s ITQ in Social Media was central to this and I couldn’t have found a more helpful teacher in Mary Thomas. Mary was available throughout to support me over the phone, Skype or Google Hangout. The course was extremely good value for money and I’d recommend this course to anyone who is serious about becoming a Social Media professional.

  21. Colette Hobson

    “Our Company Kaisen Design Ltd commenced the ITQ Social Media Qualification Program with Concise training less than 12 months ago and we are pleased to say that we have recently received our certificate.

    The expanse of learning that took place throughout this period was beyond our expectations and the support provided was unprecedented.

    Tasks appointed were demanding, however the material and course content was so in-depth that all the assistance we needed was available at pertinent points.

    Kaisen Design Ltd has advanced due to the development of a professional social media strategy, which has already returned a excellent ROI, from improved customer connections and revenue.

    We recommend that business owners and organisations take a closer look at what this program has to offer to truly appreciate its value.”

  22. Philip Search

    A very comprehensive course that gives you an in depth insight into the heart & soul of social media. It enables you to develop the knowledge & confidence needed to talk, understand, explain and coach about social media within the world of Social Media Marketing. The investment in this qualification & Mary will enable you to either deliver a return on your companies social media investment or develop & create your own business within the social media world. Mary is a great mentor & coach

  23. Louise Wightman

    This qualification is only truly appreciated after you finish the training with Mary / Concise Training. Mary trains best practice and the course takes you through functionality and also questions your actions. A very comprehensive course and well worth the money. Anyone wishing to truly embrace social media should invest in this qualification

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