I got a lovely surprise in the post today. A certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as 'evidence of development' under the Chartered CPD Programme.
This means that I can achieve Chartered Marketer status if I complete another 35 hours of study over the next 12 months, pass the remaining modules of my Professional Diploma in Marketing and upgrade my membership of the CIM.
I'm studying for my Diploma with the Cambridge Professional Academy and the course is mainly distance learning one intensive two-day workshop for each module. I have never studied alone before, but I have already passed one module, so I'm feeling a lot more confident about my prospects.
I'll keep you all posted about how I get on...