"Allowing oneself some dedicated time for professional development might at first seem an impossible indulgence, however, having now completed the CIPR PR Diploma at PR Academy, I couldn’t recommend the course highly enough as anything but an excellent use of time.
Having moved into PR from a broadcasting background, the course has given me a huge amount of confidence in my abilities, helping me develop into a professional making informed decisions based on best PR practice, as opposed to someone ‘doing PR’ largely based on instinct and experience.
One of the best things about the course was having the opportunity to meet with other PR professionals from such a diverse range of sectors and organisations, and having the space to discuss and learn from each other’s experience and knowledge. The course tutors were experienced professionals and the teaching was interesting and engaging. The assignments were challenging but practical, meaning that the work I produced was of genuine benefit to my organisation.
Undertaking the Diploma has been one of the best decisions I have made and has already proved pivotal in helping me take the next steps in my professional career. It has also encouraged me to want to continue to find opportunities to develop myself professionally and to keep across thinking within PR and Communications practice."