The Professional Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing is an in-depth 30-hour course created and validated by the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI). In 2017, DMI was named by ValueColleges.com as among the top 30 best value digital marketing certification programs, the only non-traditional university in the list. The Professional Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing focuses on helping marketers develop a detailed understanding of key social media disciplines including content marketing, and platforms on which an organisation can promote its content and services. This course is a 4 -day classroom training and at the end of the classroom training, a 3 hours certification exam may be taken. Becoming a Certified Social Media Marketing Professional will provide you the knowledge and hands on experience to craft and implement effective digital sales strategies. The Professional Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing certificate is awarded to candidates passing the examination. The Professional Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing has been credit rated by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). SCQF level 8 corresponds to level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).