Examination and assignment information
Examination and assignment timetables
Please ensure you check the Timetables when you enter for your assessments.
Confidentiality and assessments
If you work in an organisation that deals with sensitive material or issues, you must seek the advice of your line manager about their inclusion in an assignment. Where confidentiality is an issue, studying members are advised to anonymise their assignment/project so that it cannot be attributed to their particular organisation. CIM for its part accepts responsibility for marking the assignment/project following the confidentiality procedures it has laid down. All CIM examiners have to sign a confidentiality agreement and cannot mark any assignment/project where there is a conflict of interest. In addition, no work is published without the prior agreement of a studying member and their organisation (as appropriate). All assignments/projects are stored securely and after twelve months, are shredded confidentially.
Assessment rules for candidates
With your assessment entry details, you will receive the web link for the ‘Assessment rules for candidates’. Please read these carefully as any breach of the rules detailed in this document will be penalised by CIM.
Submission of assignments
Prior to submitting your assignments please complete the assignment front sheet.
All students sitting examinations (written or online) will be required to provide photographic identification to the invigilator along with their current CIM membership card. Photographic ID can be in the form of a driving licence or national ID card.
All those taking assignments will be required to sign a Candidate Declaration and have this counter-signed by your tutor. It is also necessary for you to have a current CIM membership card.
The Awarding Body of The Chartered Institute of Marketing is able to offer reasonable adjustments to those studying members who are considered or consider themselves to have a temporary or permanent physical or mental or other impairment. Evidence must be provided, which ideally include medical reports.
Special consideration and extenuating circumstances for examinations
Special consideration may be given by the Awarding Body to studying members experiencing extenuating circumstances in situations that could not have been foreseen, such as temporary illness, bereavement, accidents, indisposition, injury or external circumstances that impacts on a studying member’s performance, occurring just before or during an examination sitting, or assignment submission deadline.
Please read the Reasonable adjustments and special consideration policy above.
Extension and deferral processes
If you are needing to request an extension or a deferral, please check the Guidance on extensions and deferrals for assignments and/or examinations..
The appeals policy enables studying members, and accredited study centres and exam centres to make enquiries regarding our processes, and provides a framework for those processes to be challenged.