About this course
Studying for the CIPR Foundation Award will help you to understand what public relations is, what it can achieve and equip you with some essential PR skills. Come away with a deeper understanding of the role of PR and how it relates to other communication disciplines.
It’s a fantastic first qualification in PR, whether you are already working in this exciting industry or would like to start.
You can start the course at a time that’s right for you. You will have access to the course for one year and can decide how quickly you want to complete it within this time. The CIPR exam board meets four times a year and this is when you can submit your work (usually January, March, July and October).
Start the course at a time that's right for you
Learn at your own pace
Direct access to tutor support via online messenger
Live, tutor-led online interactive case study workshop
Individual feedback on your assignment idea to ensure you are on track for success
PR Academy tuition: £500
Our pricing is totally transparent:
Tuition: £500 plus VAT £100
CIPR registration and assessment fee: £160 (no VAT)
Total with VAT: £760
Pay in three easy instalments
Initial payment of £260
Two further monthly instalments of £250.
Who’s this course for?
Everyone. The course is right for you if you want a career in public relations or are already working in the industry but are looking for a first qualification.
Start your learning journey. The CIPR Foundation in PR prepares you for the post-graduate CIPR Professional PR Certificate.
Add a new skill. You may be running your own business, or be doing PR as part of another role, if so this qualification gives you the skills you need and introduces you to some of the theory.
You will gain a detailed introduction to public relations. The principles and practice of effective media relations, writing for the media, understanding a news story and use of visual imagery are covered.
The course examines the role of the professional PR practitioner, focusing on ethical issues, the CIPR code of practice, and continuous professional development.
The course assessment is really practical. You are asked to produce a portfolio of work and a discussion paper explaining your approach. If you like, you can use your own organisation as the subject which gives the course real value in the workplace.
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- Full syllabus
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- Key dates
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Why get a qualification?
Studying for a qualification gives you time to get to grips with new concepts and apply them. Our qualifications have assessments where you apply knowledge to a real-life scenario.
This course has definitely made me a better PR professional as I now feel more confident when planning and executing plans/campaigns.