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Studying is a journey to personal growth

What is the best way for you to study marketing courses?

Goldcrest Academy take each and every candidate on merit.  We like to get to know you and your study needs, so we can recommend the best route for you.  We offer study methods which allow you flexibility in how and when you study

Studying a marketing course is a journey of personal growth.  There will be ups and downs as life is a balancing act of  work/life/study and we aim to help you through.  You are seeking to learn more and gain career progression.

How to apply for a course with Goldcrest Academy?

When we discuss your course options, we will ask for a CV (see FAQs).  It’s not compulsory but it is great for you to know you are coming in at the right level.  We will chat with you about your CV.  The aim is to gain a whole picture of you and your study aims and work priorities. Our focus is on your attainment so we don’t make arbitrary decisions. Testimonials from past students give you insight on how things work.  From our discussions/interactions with you, we can advise on the best course or study method for you.

How to apply?

This is a two step process:

Step one

Send in your CV and the course you are interested (marketing courses or communications, brand and digital marketing courses) in to or via contact us.

Step two

Once entry level is confirmed, complete the online application form – this is located at the bottom of the page of the course you plan to study.

What happens next?

Once we received your application form and payment, we will send an email confirmation of the course, key dates and next steps for enrolment to get you started.  Important, please note that courses and dates available are subject to change.  To be sure to obtain the course you want, please apply early to secure your place.

Things that are useful to know

Depending on your course level and study method, you will be spending approximately 2-4 hours a week studying.  We design the courses to help you plan your time too; study is divided into bite-size amounts, so that you can parcel up when and where you study.  It offers you flexibility and ways to manage your time and progress your career.

We recommend ‘smart studying’ so that you apportion time across the week as you complete study activities for example. If you have a busy week or go away on holiday or attend events, you can plan your time to allow catchup.  The goal is to get a good work/life/study balance.

Study tips for marketers

Whether you go for face to face courses (blended) or distance/virtual learning (online), our focus for you is:

  1. To put you in control of your studies, with a clear course structure that blends flexibility, simplicity and focus at its core.
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    Studying is a journey to personal growth

  2. Builds in opportunities for you to check your progress
  3. Replicates the real world ie you do have to do the work, plan your time.  For this reason, we use a mix of resources.
  4. Enables application to your current role, so you can use the skills right away
  5. Offers a strong record of achievement and course completion
  6. Courses are designed by commercial practitioners who have experience and topical knowledge.
  7. Builds your skills at work, boosts your CV and career aspirations
  8. Helps you to manage your study time
  9. Helping you at work, with career focus and proposing new ideas
  10. Maximises your personal progression, performance and productivity at work.

Above all, we take a genuine interest in you and your career.

Information on study methods for you

Distance/virtual/online learning

The online course is available 24×7, you need to be:

  • self-motivated
  • work hard, read around
  • for the certificate options, remember to complete the online quizzes and/or the final exam
  • you are working on a stimulating and challenging course to improve your career prospects, so please be aware there is work to do.

In return you will have flexibility on how and when you study.  You can login and access materials from home, work or away.

This is a flexible way to study, so we design the course to add value for you with practice activities, case studies and useful additional resources to explore.  The quality of your learning depends on you reading around the subject.

Blended learning ie classes

Our approach to blended learning provides face to face sessions.  We aim to time and schedule class days with care, to enable you to complete work, be focussed and have a clear understanding on what you need to do next.  The number of sessions may vary as it depends on the number of study hours, assessment method and challenge of the unit.  We will let you know relevant dates once you have secured funding and have begun the enrolment process (application form completion and payment made).

In summary, what do the course fees include?

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Studying is a journey to personal growth

Our fees are inclusive, so blended class sessions include course days (face to face), lunch, coffee, course materials, and feedback, as defined by the course option.  Distance or online learning provide access to online materials only.  Our focus is on helping you fit study into your life so that you have time for personal commitments.

Should you have any query regarding information on this website, the course details or within our terms and conditions, please contact Goldcrest Academy immediately by email.

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