Becoming an ICM Learner

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 Approved ICM Teaching Centre. After processing your application you will be issued an ICM Student ID Card. Membership will be valid 15months from the date of registration and can then be renewed if you are continuing to study with ICM. The relevant fees can be found within Our Charging Structure.

Ownership of an ICM Student ID card enables you to:

If you would like more information on any aspect of ICM Student membership please contact your local ICM Business Development and Delivery Coordinator.

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 your 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 ICM Approved Centre will assess your level of spoken and written English prior to you starting your course.

For more information about IELTS please go to https://www.ielts.org/what-is-ielts/ielts-introduction.

For more information about CEFR levels please go to https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/table-1-cefr-3.3-common-reference-levels-global-scale.

CEFR level B2 states that the Learner can:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • 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.

If you have any queries or concerns on this or any aspect of ICM study please contact us for help and/or guidance.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Please contact your ICM Approved Centre for details of:

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