LCBT's Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business aims to provide you the opportunity to develop skills and understanding to work either in a marketing role, communications role or as a key person responsible for social media. The course also provides you with skills to use social media to enhance your own business prospects and customer reach.

The knowledge and skills gained will ensure that you are able to operate as a skilled and knowledgable social media professional. You will cover the principles of using social media within a business, website and search engine keywords and optimisation, social networking management as well as learning to use imaging software, collaborative technologies and creating and optimising content for the web.

Covering a range of knowledge and skills, you will understand the impact and power of social media and digital marketing in this current age.

The diploma will assess your knowledge and skills to ensure your understanding of social media and digital marketing as a competitive business tool and how these tools and skills can be utilised proactively and contractively within a business.

You will receive practice and support to enable you to develop the required skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the industry with LCBT working with employers who contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training.

You will be provided with materials and equipment at college to support you completing your course.

Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business - Enrol at LCBT


16-18 years of age. Achieved grades 9-4/A-C in GCSE English and GCSE Maths. Successful applicants would need to demonstrate a strong passion for a career in the social media and marketing industry together with a successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry.

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There are various delivery options. Your prior attainment and start date will determine your days in college. Typically, courses run over a 2-3* days week in a 6-9 month period

* All onsite days will be between 9am-6pm and may include evenings and Saturday attendance to reflect the industry and prepare you for employment. Fantastic enrichment events will also be included in your programme of study and may fall on evenings and weekends depending on the course.

Call 0207 208 1300 to find out about dates and further information for the course.


This course provides the essential knowledge, understanding and practical experience needed to help you start your career within the social media and digital marketing industry our apply it within your own business. The units that you study will provide you with the skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the industry.


  • Using digital and social media in marketing campaigns

  • Imaging software

  • Principles of social media with a business

  • Principles of keywords and optimisation

  • Social networking management for a business

  • Using collaborative technologies

  • Creating and optimising content for the web

  • Principles of social media for business

  • Enrichment to develop further skills

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You will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business.

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting for positions such as:

  • Digital Marketing Assistant

  • Digital Account Assistant

  • Digital Communications Officer

  • Community Engagement Officer

  • Social Media Assistant

  • Social Media Consultant

  • Social Media Analyst

You could also progress to qualifications such as the Level 4 Diploma in Digital Marketing, Level 3 ITQ or Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

Once enrolled you will have access to the on-line Job Shop and careers advisors!


  • 16-18 - No Course Fees
    • (£TBC Required for additional course materials to keep and support you in your career and studies)

  • Advanced Learner Loan - £1,987
    • (£TBC Required for additional course materials to keep and support you in your career and studies)
  • Full Cost - £TBC
    • (£TBC Required for additional course materials to keep and support you in your career and studies)

  • OVERSEAS STUDENTS: International Students may not qualify for Government funding, concessionary or non-concessionary fees and will be required to pay the full cost of tuition fees. Evidence of your legality to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa application processes and reserves the right to refuse enrolment on to the course.