Social Media for Business

Ixion Holdings Ltd
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Social Media for Business

Course description

Social Media for Business (Diploma/Online)

Effective use of social media is now an established marketing tool and can be used to help businesses expand and grow. Our Social Media for Business diploma will help you develop an introductory knowledge of the ways in which businesses use social media and the basic skills to set up and maintain social media for a business.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements:

To ensure you are able to successfully complete your course and achieve this qualification, we will need to review your existing qualifications and/or experience, taking into consideration if you are able to progress to a level 3 qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a Level 2 qualification in Business or Enterprise or a related vocational area
  • a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • other related level 2 qualifications
  • related work experience.


  • A strong interest in setting up and developing social media for your own your own business, or the business that you work in.
  • Subject to successful interview & initial assessment
  • 19+

Who it's for:

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of learners, including:

  • Those working in ICT or Marketing.
  • Those who are currently running their own business.
  • Those entering this sector for the first time.
  • Those looking to up skill and develop their knowledge of social media for business purposes.
  • For Learners completing a traineeship or apprenticeship, who would like to progress to the next level.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Type: Diploma
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Awarding Body: Gateway Qualifications

Training Course Content

You will follow the Generic Pathway for this qualification. You will cover 8 units. -Each unit starts with a classroom session (remote or face-to-face) to set you up with all the information you need to continue learning independently. The subsequent sessions are guided online learning, independent research, and online activities.

  • Using collaborative technologies
  • Principles of Social Media within a business
  • Principles of keywords and optimisation
  • Social Networking Management for a Business
  • Communicating Using Digital Marketing Sales Channels
  • Use Digital and Social Media in Marketing Campaigns
  • Principles of Social Media Advertising and Promotion
  • Analyse and Report Data

Why choose Ixion Holdings Ltd

We are a national ‘Grade 1’ Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider.

As part of Shaw Trust, in 2021 we supported over 475,000 people.

100% of respondents at their end of apprenticeship survey said their Teaching Assessor was knowledgeable and experienced.

Continuing Studies

This qualification provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

On successful completion of a Gateway QCF level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

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Ixion Holdings Ltd

Ixion are a national, not-for-profit, Ofsted 'Outstanding' training provider of learning and skills. Enabling full potential and equipping teams with the skills to be effective in their roles is what we do. Ixion deliver tailored training solutions to individuals and...

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Ixion Holdings Ltd

Halford House, 2nd Floor, Coval Lane
CM1 2RH Chelmsford Essex

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It’s definitely made me more useful – I feel more useful. I have the confidence now that if someone asks me something I feel I am capable enough to do it. It’s a really interesting course and I’ve learnt a lot.
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