Professional Qualifications


A professional qualification can make a huge difference to your career prospects, it is not just the qualification that makes the difference, but the knowledge and skills you gain.

Chichester College offers qualifications accredited by some of the most prestigious professional institutions, which will not only give you the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to succeed, but will help your CV to stand out to employers who are looking for the highest calibre employees.

Many of our professional courses offer start dates throughout the year, including September, January and March.
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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The AAT has a proven track record of providing the skills employers want, the courses have been designed in consultation with employers and are delivered by our expert team.

  • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Benefit from high quality and industry relevant training on one of our professional Human Resources courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).

  • CIPD L3 Foundation Cert in People Practice
  • CIPD L5 Dip Human Resource Management
  • CIPD L5 Dip Learning & Development
  • CIPD L7 Post Grad Diploma in Strategic People Management
  • CIP L7 Post Grad Dip Learning & Development
Hear more about CIPD at Chichester College from our tutors and students on our YouTube channel.

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Institute of Leadership and Management

Leadership development has a positive effect on every aspect of business and a qualification in this area can give you the skills to improve financial performance and increase innovation and efficiency in the workplace.

We offer the following ILM courses at Chichester College:

  • ILM L3 Awd Leadership & Mgt
  • ILM L3 Cert Leadership & Mgt
  • ILM L3 Dip for Managers
  • ILM L5 Dip for Leaders & Managers
  • ILM L5 Dip for Leaders & Managers
  • ILM L5 Dip for Leaders & Managers

Foundation Degree in Business & Management

This nationally recognised qualification, franchised by the University of Portsmouth, offers a broad-based education in business. A foundation degree is the equivalent of two thirds of an honours degree. Offered on a part time basis (3 hours per week, 3 years), this qualification causes you little disruption to your employment or other commitments.

BA Hons Top Up Degree Year in Business

Chichester College’s BA (Hons) Business Top-up Degree is accredited by the University of Chichester.

It provides the opportunity for Higher National Diploma (L5) and Foundation degree students to achieve their full degree at Chichester College whilst working and/or balancing other commitments. This qualification has been designed with employers and based on current and future industry requirements to ensure that graduates are well-rounded, have good business acumen and can apply learning to the rapidly changing business environment. As a result, the qualification focuses on developing student’s practical application of theory to real business scenarios and build resilience within the business environment.

This qualification has been designed with students to achieve maximum flexibility and varied teaching methods through a ‘blended learning’ approach. There are no lectures on the programme, instead there are interactive sessions, online resources/tasks, work placement, independent research and 1:1 support. Our focus is to help you develop a real understanding of business in context and provide you with a supportive ‘practice ground’ before progressing your career. Your assignments will focus on your business subject interests, encompassing your workplace or case studies.

The qualification is delivered through workshops in the evening and some Saturdays, so can perfectly fit into your work schedule.

Chartered Managers Degree Apprentice

Successful completion of this three-year apprenticeship programme will lead to a BA (Hons) degree in Management Practice conferred by the OU and will also provide the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager. This will also open the door to study for a Post Graduate Professional Qualification.

The course is delivered as blended learning with the majority of the content delivered as distance learning using CCG Online, 8 face-to-face workshop sessions each year and face to face and online support from a team of academic lecturers, a workplace coach and an assessor.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications give you the skills and knowledge to devise and execute marketing activities and gain marketing credibility from the International professional body CIM.

At Chichester College, our CIM students are proud to achieve results that are consistently among the best in world (according to data supplied by the CIM in 2019) and we have several commendations from the CIM for our teaching and results. We offer the following CIM courses at Chichester College:

  • CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing: Digital Essentials and Marketing Principles Module
  • CIM Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing: Digital Marketing Module; Integrated Communications and Marketing
  • CIM Level 6 Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing: Digital Strategy; Driving Digital Experience and Mastering Digital Channels Module

From September 2020, the CIM revised syllabus will include:


Studying CIPD courses at Chichester College

Studying CIPD courses at Chichester College

I chose to do a CIM course because of the credibility, it is a widely sort after qualification. After meeting the lecturer, I was confident I would get the right learning style and support giving to me. The course has made a positive difference to my work and it has allowed me to introduce new ideas to the business.

Luke HaskellMarketing and Sales Development Manager

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