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CICM Credit Academy


Distance Learning


  Independent Home Study package Home Study (Coach Supported) package Virtual Classes package
What is it? By choosing this package, you will have access to the resources and information you need to self-study for your exam/s, via one of our CICM published textbooks. Giving you access to one of our experienced CICM credit coaches, this package includes the chance to gain feedback and ask questions as you work through your study textbook at home. Our ‘gold standard’ distance learning package, our Virtual Classes have the greatest success rate of all our packages. Your home study will be supported and led by one of our experienced CICM Tutors via a series of virtual classes and activities, which are interactive, challenging and fun.
This is for you if … You need a flexible approach to studying, are strongly self-motivated and enjoy studying and working on your own. You need flexibility when and how you study and are self-motivated but like to have some feedback and interaction from a coach. You want to be able to study from home or work, would benefit from a scheduled plan of learning led by an expert tutor with active discussion, interaction and continuous support from your learning peers and tutor.  This is the option that gives the best of both worlds: distance learning and face to face.
Cost of basic package per module £45

£299 (for modules assessed by exam) Entry and Intermediate Level

£299 (for assignments) Entry and Intermediate Level

£489 Advanced Level

£476 Entry Level 

£589 Intermediate Level

£659 Advanced Level

CICM Tutor led learning via virtual classes x  x Included
Feedback and support from CICM coach or tutor  x Included (coach) Included
Study textbook Included Included Included
Knowledge Test (practice/mock exam)**


Included Included


Additional Fees


Study books / recommended reading Various
CICM Studying Member Fee £50 joining fee (one-off)
£99 subscription
Exemption Assessment £40
Exemption Fee £114
Written exam fee £114


Example Costs

Home Study package Home Study (Coach Supported) package Virtual Classes package
Entry Certificate £273* £826* N/A
Entry Diploma £501* £1652* N/A
Intermediate Diploma £636* £1652* £2812*
Advanced Diploma £886 £2412* £3092*


** where applicable

* These are example costs only, and the actual cost will depend on your chosen routes, past qualifications and choice of modules. Please see here for an overview of how we have worked out the example costs.