What our students have to say about us

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Hi Andy

I just wanted to send an email to say thank you for a very enjoyable and insightful experience throughout the past year.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the CIM course, and my experience with you, SPA and the rest of the group.

I feel I have learnt so much and am excited to see where it progresses my career to.


I had a choice of studying my marketing course through a large organisation or through Andrew at SPA.

I selected Andrew and it was absolutely the right choice. He was incredibly flexible, went out of his way to help me grasp certain concepts and gave me confidence to succeed. He was incredibly supportive during several challenges I faced. He was one step ahead on know how on all the latest marketing technologies and I learnt something new during every group session.

I can’t recommend Andrew enough, a genuinely nice chap who wants to help others achieve their goal. Thank you Andrew!


It had been a number of years since I’d left university so I was quite apprehensive about studying for the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing knowing I would need to sit exams and produce assignments. I needn’t have worried, as Andrew and the team at SPA Professional Academy have been incredibly encouraging and supportive, always at the end of the phone or on email to be able to answer questions and provide advice.

The course has helped me gain a greater understanding of marketing within the organisation and I have been able to apply what I’ve learnt in tutorials to my everyday role. It’s even helped gain me a promotion and get further ahead in my career, so it’s been well worth it. Thanks to Andrew and SPA Team.


I have no doubt that the insight into the what was expected and the tutoring I received from Andrew helped me pass my PMIM module.  I would recommend SPA to any student who is thinking of undertaking CIM qualifications

Thank you for your support and commitment throughout the course. I felt the content was presented in an interesting and informative way and the additional articles/notes provided were very useful & relevant

It has been an excellent course and I have learnt so much. I would highly recommend it, with Andrew’s knowledge and lecture skills excellent

Andy was a brilliant help to me during my studies with CIM. He has an incredibly in-depth knowledge of marketing and is able to present complex information in an extremeley interesting and enjoyable way. I very highly recommend him.

I have to give credit where it’s due and I wouldn’t have passed the case study without coming to your session, it’s the best course investment I made

Thanks for all your help on the revision course in November

An excellent ‘understandable’ approach to the case with good examples and clarity in presentation….great value too!

Thank you for your tutoring with the assignment, I was really glad I could finish the assignment and all the work was worthwhile.  I attended your revision classes for the other modules and without them I don’t think I would’ve passed those either. – Emma, Distance learning student from Durham.

Very good course and would recommend to others as very relevant and theory is well explained to apply to industry

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