Registering as a Learner with ICM

In order to undertake any ICM examination it will be necessary for you to register with ICM as a Learner Member. You can obtain a Learner Registration Application form from your ICM Teaching Centre. You need to complete the form and send it to ICM, together with the relevant Learner Registration fee and a Passport photograph.

Upon receipt of your application, we will send you written confirmation of your learner membership and provide you with your learner ID number and your Student ID Card. Your membership will be valid for one calendar year from the date of registration. If you have not completed your studies within one year, you can renew your Learner Membership for the subsequent year/s upon payment of the relevant fee. The relevant fees can be found within Our Charging Structure.

Ownership of an ICM ID card provides benefits such as:

  • Free access to a suite of eLearning courses.
  • Free access to eBooks.
  • A discussion forum giving direct access to your ICM Examiners (coming soon).
  • Downloadable resources to facilitate your study skills, e.g. revision timetable and, for some units, additional practice exercises.
  • Tutorials on how to achieve the best marks in your exam.
  • You are automatically entered into our annual draw to win a tablet and ICM branded merchandise. Winners will be announced on 11th December 2021

Please refer to your ICM Business Development and Delivery Coordinator for more details regarding benefits and rewards in your area.

ICM Qualification Entry Requirements

ICM qualifications are structured in 'Levels'. These Levels are designed to provide learners with structured and progressive development of skills and knowledge.

If English is not their first language, ICM recommends Learners should have a level of spoken and written English equivalent to CEFR level B2/IELTS level 6.  Below is a description of competency at CEFR level B2. Your Centre will assess your level of spoken and written English prior to you starting your course.

For more information about IELTS please go to

For more information about CEFR levels please go to

CEFR level B2:
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics,including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

ICM Diploma Qualification

Entry to an ICM Diploma requires completion of secondary education or equivalent. For example:

One GCE A-level plus three GCSEs (or equivalents) or 5 GCSEs
A suitable BTEC National Award
Any other qualification and/or work experience can be considered as evidence of the above
(The minimum age for registration on ICM qualifications is 18 years)

ICM Advanced Qualification

Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma requires completion of the following:

ICM Diploma
(The minimum age for registration on ICM qualifications is 18 years)

ICM Graduate Diploma Qualification

Entry to an ICM Graduate Diploma requires completion of the following:

ICM Diploma
ICM Advanced Diploma
(The minimum age for registration on ICM qualifications is 18 years)

ICM Post Graduate Diploma Qualification

Registration for an ICM Post Graduate Diploma is accepted from those:

Who have completed any qualifying ICM Graduate Diploma
Who hold any Level 6 business or management qualification
Holders of business and management degree level qualifications
(The minimum age for registration on ICM qualifications is 18 years)

Please contact your ICM Approved Centre for details of:

  • Accreditation of prior learning and experience.
  • Entrance with advanced standing.
  • Progression routes.