Why Learn Social Media Marketing?

As more brands move online, social media marketing becomes a critical ‘always on’ tool for building brand awareness, increasing sales, and driving traffic to company websites.

In fact, more than 60% of companies use social media marketing today as part of their business strategy, with numbers expected to grow year-on-year.

Explore our Social Media Courses

Social Media Courses

Social Media for Business Diploma

This diploma covers how best to use all key social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn from a businesses perspective. You’ll look at strategy,…

Social Media Courses

Blogging for Business

This course starts by exploring and using others’ blogs to gain exposure and moves on to creating and managing your own blog, producing and distributing…

Social Media Courses

Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to promote and market your organisation. This course looks at how businesses can maximise their social media presence on this…

Social Media Courses

Instagram for Business

This course will teach you what you need to know about Instagram, the popular image-sharing platform, and how it can help your business with its…

Social Media Courses

Introduction to Google Website Tools

This course is designed will help you learn how to leverage the tools available from Google that will maximise the impact of your business’ website.…

Social Media Courses

LinkedIn for Business

This course will bring you up to speed in using LinkedIn in a business environment. You’ll learn how to get the most out of the…

Social Media Courses

LinkedIn for Jobseekers

If you’re looking to maximise your reach and extend your network while searching for a new role, this course will provide valuable guidance on making…

Social Media Courses

Pinterest for Business

This course will give you a good understanding of how best to use this visual, image-sharing platform from a business perspective.

Social Media Courses

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business

This is a short online course that starts to take the mystery out of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) so you can understand how you can…

Social Media Courses

Social Media Strategy for Business

Social media is no longer just for keeping in touch with people on the other side of the world. It’s now very much recognised as…

How to Get into Social Media Marketing

While you may use social media for personal use, employers traditionally look for social media-related degrees from applicants.

If you do not have a social media degree, accredited courses in social media marketing are just as helpful for gaining entry into the sector. For instance, a Pitman Training social media marketing course provides trainees with a qualification formally recognised by employers.

Why choose a Pitman Training social media marketing course?

  • Pitman Training has long been regarded as one of the world’s top training facilities. A Pitman Training social media marketing course provides the competitive edge employers seek.
  • Our range of social media courses covers everything from the basics of using Instagram and LinkedIn to the ins and outs of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business. Learning social media marketing often pairs well with marketing and business management courses.
  • Our social media training centers can be found across the UK, with courses running all year long. If that isn’t convenient, there are online social media courses, too, if you would prefer to learn social media marketing at home.
  • Our course advisors are on hand at your local Pitman Training Centre to provide support throughout your course.
  • All our Pitman social media marketing courses are CPD-accredited. This means you receive valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers
  • You can choose to take on social media marketing training courses anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you enjoy a flexible schedule that fits your timetable.

Careers in Social Media Marketing

  • The average salary for a social media marketer is ~£24k, with an entry-level salary of ~£19k. For a management position, this can rise to ~£30k.
  • Many companies with an online presence can benefit from social media marketing. This means graduates can explore numerous industries with their social media marketing skills.
  • Pitman Training courses give candidates the chance to learn social media marketing as an enhancement to their current role. Executive assistants, personal assistants, and event managers all benefit from a working knowledge of social media platforms.

Social Media Courses Available

With Pitman Training, you can study a wide range of respected social media courses, diplomas, and awards.

Our social media for business diploma, for example, covers all the essentials of social media platforms, including strategy, communication, and advertising.

If you are looking to improve your chances of working across B2B industries, there is our blogging for the business course; a specialised course that can be used to enhance your existing social media knowledge.

Whichever social media marketing course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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