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Whilst idly browsing through social media yesterday, a paid advert popped up offering Affiliate Marketing Centre of Excellence Courses at a discounted £29. In fact, they were offering all courses for £29. We were intrigued, and our radar alert went off. We hadn’t carried out any recent social media or google searches on affiliate marketing training or any training for that matter, so why was we getting this offer at this particular time.

Considering the worrying state of the world at the moment with the Coronavirus pandemic, was the Centre of Excellence company being unscrupulous and maliciously taking advantage of the circumstances to advertise their courses?

Here at Potters Magical Money, we try to give full honest reviews of everything that we come across that could effect your wallet, your bank account or your business. We will not cut any corners and will try not to leave any stone unturned when doing our research to determine whether to recommend products or services or not.

So we had to find out! Was the Centre of Excellence Affiliate Marketing Course worth it? And was the company being unethical by trying to take advantage of the state of affairs in respect of the Coronavirus pandemic?

Name: Centre of Excellence Affiliate Marketing Diploma
Website: www.centreofexcellence.com
Price: £147 or £29 when discounted or vouchered
Owners: Centre of Excellence
Overall Rank: 6.5 out of 10


Centre of Excellence Course Overview

Centre of Excellence OverviewCentre of Excellence offers one specific Affiliate Marketing course, but a variety of other courses that specialise in specific areas of marketing. For the purposes of this review we are concentrating on the Affiliate Marketing Diploma Course.

The course covers a basic introduction to affiliate marketing and how to get started. It then goes on to cover techniques for how to examine the market and market your own or affiliate products on websites. It also discusses how to generate traffic to your websites and separates the two specific areas of adding affiliate marketing to an existing business or setting up a specific affiliate marketing business.


Who is this Affiliate Marketing Course For?

Following a comprehensive look at the program modules within the affiliate marketing diploma course, we believe the course is for affiliate marketing beginners who require a very structured traditional style learning method. It is quite good how the course specifically separates between existing business owners who wish to use affiliates and business start-ups dedicated to affiliate marketing.


Centre of Excellence Course Content

Centre of Excellence ContentThe affiliate marketing diploma course is split into 10 distinct modules and on first impression the order is slightly disjointed in our view. The course claims to have up to 150 hours of study included within it, which suggests it goes into each topic in depth. The modules are split as follows:-

  • The history of affiliate marketing – covering the timeline of how affiliate marketing has developed to what it is today
  • An introduction to affiliate marketing – including the types of affiliate marketing and frequently asked question by beginners.
  • An introduction to affiliate networks – concentrating on finding affiliate products and selecting the right platform to market the products.
  • Getting started with affiliate marketing – covering selling your own and affiliate products, and finding and choosing your niche.
  • Examining trends and the market – including finding popular trends and identifying profitable niches, creating websites and doing keyword research and undergoing affiliate marketing without websites.
  • Marketing products on websites – covering producing content relevant to your niche, adding affiliate links to your content, adding adverts to your website and monitoring your performance and traffic.
  • Getting traffic and conversions – including content marketing and social media marketing
  • Issues with affiliate marketing – concentrating on past issues, myths and current issues.
  • Promoting current businesses with affiliate marketing – covering recruiting affiliates, setting up relationships and promoting your own affiliate program.
  • Starting an affiliate marketing business – including managing the business, helpful tools and resources, and UK tax law relevant to affiliate marketing.

At the end of each module is a detailed assessment which needs to be undertaken by each student.


Centre of Excellence Course Support

For an online self-paced course provider, the support offered actually is a lot more comprehensive than most of its competitors. The course has access to a tutor and reviews suggest the Facebook group is well-used and very informative. Additionally, course advisers are available via social media, email and telephone.

From a support point of view, the main difference between the Centre of Excellence and it’s larger competitors, such as Skill Share, is the quantity of courses on offer. Centre of Excellence certainly appear to concentrate on quality rather quantity and therefore the course support is able to be more dedicated rather than general.


Affiliate Marketing Course Price

When you consider the course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, even the full price of £147 is not too bad to be fair. If you can get the course at the discounted price of £29 then it is certainly worth serious consideration. Full price courses are also available on 0% zero finance plans over 6 months.

Hard copy versions of the course content are available for an additional £29.50.


Affiliate Marketing Course Pros and Cons

Centre of Excellence GlancePros

  • Great Value for money at the discount price and reasonable value at the standard price
  • One-off course price with no subscription
  • Up to 150 hours of a study
  • Good in-depth introduction to the majority of affiliate marketing topics
  • Self-paced study with lifetime availability
  • Access to a course tutor and community support
  • Ofqual regulated qualification and certification


  • Unstructured pricing strategy for courses, meaning you may have to wait or shop around to get the best price
  • Occasional issues with the platform reliability, according to reviews
  • Static course content, meaning the content may be out-of-date by the time you take the course
  • Certain strategies and techniques such as social media marketing are not covered in enough depth
  • Certification may not be recognised by potential employers or suppliers etc


Our Opinion of  the Centre of Excellence Course

Our first impressions of both the Centre of Excellence company and the Affiliate Marketing Diploma course were not that good, but first impressions are not always right.

Following our research, our worries concerning the Centre of Excellence company being unethical were proven to be completely unfounded. We found no evidence of them attempting to take advantage of the coronavirus epidemic for marketing purposes and therefore must conclude that the original pop up advert must have just been part of the normal social media platform strategy etc. We have certainly not been invaded with adverts etc.

As for the Affiliate Marketing Diploma course, we were quite pleasantly surprised by the depth of content that is covered and amount of study that is required. Unlike some of its competitors, this course is certainly not just an overview of affiliate marketing. We believe the content will give a very good grounding of affiliate marketing to all students that take the course, but add-on courses will be required to learn specific methods and techniques.

Reviews of the company and the course have generally been positive and have not highlighted any concerns. The community and company support were nice added surprise bonuses. In our view, the course is decent value for money, especially at the discounted price. Our only real concern was the slightly strange order of the content, but for learners who prefer a full-on structure to follow, when training, we would recommend this course.


Affiliate Marketing Course at a Glance

Name: Centre of Excellence Affiliate Marketing Diploma
Website: www.centreofexcellence.com
Price: £147 or £29 when discounted or vouchered
Owners: Centre of Excellence
Overall Rank: 6.5 out of 10


Our Verdict:

Potters Magical Money Positive ReviewDefinitely worth considering at the discounted price and even should not be discounted at the full price. If your the type of student that needs a formal structure to follow then this very well may be the course for you. The quality and quantity of course content makes this course good value and we have no concerns regarding the reputation of either the company or the course.


This course from Center of Excellence asked the question, whether we at Potters Magical Money should become an affiliate of Center of Excellence. Having reviewed the range of course they have available, we were happy to proceed and become affiliated with the company. We insist on only recommending products or services where we have come across multiple genuine good reviews or that we have tried ourselves.

Unfortunately for ourselves, Center of Excellence only actually use an affiliate network (Skimlinks) that we are not happy to be associated with. We would have been forced to have been affiliated with other companies that the network represented, whether we recommended them or not.

The Centre of Excellence Affiliate Marketing Diploma is a good-value course for beginner affiliate marketeers. The course does not however specifically cover some in-depth affiliate marketing strategies and techniques. Wealthy Affiliate is our number one choice for Affiliate Marketing training and includes all of what is offered by Centre of Excellence, plus a lot more.

16 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing Centre of Excellence Courses

  1. With the discounted price, IAM sure whole lot of people will be looking to jump on this especially because people are searching for ways to make money from the comfort of their homes and we’re happy to see that the centre of excellence is doing something great to give this course out at a good price. After looking at the content of the course. I should want to try it myself.

  2. this is a great and amazing article. i sincerely your effort creating time  to write on such an informative article which has taught me a lot more on affiliate marketing. i have been an affiliate marketer for two months now and i have earned a lot commission selling products. i really taught as the start this was a get rich quick scheme. thanks for sharing

    1. Wow… Only 2 months and earning commission..  That is very good … Affiliate marketing is certainly not a get rich quick scheme , which is why I am very surprised

      Good luck with the future.

  3. Hello 

    you write about Affiliate Marketing Centre of Excellence Courses. This course is a great course. My friends buy it and he says it is a great course. My friend suggested me to buy this course. That’s why I searched online about it.  After I read this article I decided to buy this course. Thank you very much for posting this article. Best of luck. Keep posting this type of article.

  4. Hey, I truly need to initially value your exertion in assembling this incredible site and composing this article. I really liked your article. Your article is great about the “Affiliate Marketing Centre of Excellence Courses “. When I read your article I found out more about it. I think your article will be very helpful for those who are thinking of doing or doing affiliate marketing. I think this course will be great for beginner affiliate marketers. I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Thanks for sharing this. If you don’t mind, I will share this article on my social media account. Looking forward to more beautiful articles related to this in the future. Thanks

    1. Thank you for your very kind comments

      Please feel free to share our article on social media etc. The more people that are aware of good and bad ‘money making and saving opportunities’, the better.

  5. Your guide is awesome on Centre of Excellence Affiliate Marketing Diploma. While reading I know that it is not suitable for me due to its price. I love wealthy affiliate and it is going awesome for everyone. I am doing my training as well as building my own business online with the help of its awesome training. I also recommended this useful course for everyone.

  6. Hello Lawrence – It is good to know that this organization was not taking advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic.  It was also pleasant that this was a positive review because I have seen so many negative ones on affiliate marketing.  I am also in agreement with you concerning Wealthy Affiliate.  I really think they are the best.  Thanks!

    1. Thank you for your comments

      I tend to agree with you, there are way too many negative reviews out there. A lot of this is due to people trying to oversell their own products or affiliated products and due to their being quite a few very poor training companies.that will teach you how to blow your nose for a buck!  Here at Potters Magical Money we prefer to give honest reviews rather than oversell. The customer is king and needs true and honest advice.

  7. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful article with us. It’s a wonderful course in the affiliate market though I have not get it.

    Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to income money. Centre of Excellence Course is one type of affiliate course. It has a lot of good sides and it is cheap. There are a lot of content to know in the post. It can help us at any time. So this course is worthy and one has to take it to increase ability of affiliate market.

  8. Greetings Lawrence! Thank you for presenting an opportunity to evaluate another affiliate marketing product.  You are right about the many types of products being offered all over the internet … many of them are presented with a self interested focus and do not have the same value proposition that really helps solve problems.  I completely agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate!  Not every aspect of the platform is perfect … but I have not found perfection anywhere yet also.  What you get out of something is a matter of perception.  I love the Wealthy Affiliate platform, community, website hosting, training, and the list could go on… but if someone wants to find out for themselves, they should click on the link at the end of your post and check out for free without any obligation.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments

      100% do I agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate. Nothing is perfect in life, but Wealthy Affiliate is certainly the best platform I have come across for beginner and experience affiliate marketers 

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