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Certificate in Marketing

A practical course to sell yourself as a Coach, Consultant,Financial Advisor, Mentor, Therapist

Learn the practical, real-world marketing knowledge for the modern solo practitioner and small business owner. Designed for professionals for whom marketing is not a full time role, the Certificate in Marketing will have immediate impact on how participants approach a new or existing business.


10 Weeks

Next Start Date

Wednesday 23rd March


10 x 2 hour live classes
Wednesday Evenings, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Dublin/London time)

Who is this course for

This course is designed for new consultants, mentors, coaches, financial advisors, sole traders, small business owners and other service providers. The practical content will especially benefit anyone who is starting a new business following a career in an employed role. For those with an established practice, it is an opportunity to refresh the approach to marketing using new ideas and re-energise with a live class.

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Practical Course Content

The content of this course is grounded in real-world application, based on current marketing trends and meeting the knowledge gaps faced by most learners. Because this course is marketing for non-marketers, some wider business context will be included.
  • Image, Brand and Logo
  • Pricing and Packages
  • The Sales Process
  • Advertising 101
  • Webinars and Public Speaking
  • Website Design
  • Efficient Content Production
  • Video & Photography for Business
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • The Selling Conversation
  • Developing Knowledge Products
  • The Business Context of Marketing

Exclusive to this course – The 5 Boxes ©

This is a simple 1-page marketing plan which serves to focus attention and actions on the most important aspects of marketing and selling a service.

About the Certificate in Marketing

Discover more about the course and who it is designed for. The fundamentals of marketing for those who need marketing expertise without following a career in marketing.

What are you really selling?

Time to start thinking about your marketing activities. In this video, Alan explains what you are selling and what your client is buying.

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Course Information

Teaching Methodology
The tutor is an experienced practitioner and learners can expect an interactive live class, including lecture style, group discussion, breakouts, practical assignments and Q&A.
Entry Requirements
There are no academic entry requirements for this course. Participants will need a proficient level of English to engage with the course content and complete the assessments.
Technology Requirements
Participants will require a laptop/desktop computer with camera and microphone to participate fully with the content and complete the assessments. Zoom will be used as the class delivery platform, and access to Powerpoint/Google Slides/Keynote or other presentation software will also be required.
Class Schedule

Wednesday Evenings, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Dublin/London time)
Starting 23rd March 2022
Final Applications – 16th March 2022

Assessment and Certification
This course is assessed through a recorded presentation and written log.

Participants will receive the Certificate in Marketing from Kingstown College following successful completion of the course work and assessments. This course is not on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Course Director - Alan Brereton
Alan is the author of the upcoming book ‘Selling Yourself’, and has extensive experience in marketing, TV and media industry. He has produced and presented live TV programmes and TV commercials, as well as corporate video projects. He is the Chief Operations Officer at Kingstown College, and previously served as Head of Marketing. Alan is also an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and lectures on the coaching Diploma at Kingstown College. He is a marketing practitioner and is passionate about empowering the marketing abilities of those who are new to the function.
Course Fee
  • Course Fee EUR 1750 (Payment plan available)
  • Kingstown College Graduates EUR 1250 (Payment plan available)

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