Internal Communication Certificate

CIPR Specialist Certificate: Internal Communication
Online Course
CIPR

About this course

Become a great internal communicator. Discover the secrets of employee engagement, learn how to plan and deliver effective communications. Explore the theories, for example communication theory, persuasion and storytelling, and learn how to apply them in practice.

You’ll 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).

Course detail

Online

Post-graduate

Assignments: 1

Study: 3-4 hours a week

Instalments available

Maximum time to complete: one year

Course Features

Plenty of tutor support

Specially selected online library

Networking

CIPR accredited

A copy of the text book "Exploring Internal Communication"

Individual feedback on assignment idea to make sure you're on track for success

Live interactive workshops

Individual tutorial

Your investment

PR Academy tuition: £1,340

Our pricing is totally transparent:

CIPR Awarding body fees: £345 (no VAT)

Total: £1,685 (+VAT)

VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £1953.

Instalment options

Pay in easy instalments. An initial payment of £453 (payable before course starts) then six monthly payments of £250.

 

Instalments shown include VAT

Paying by instalment: the first payment is made when you enrol, future payments come out monthly on the same date. For example, if you enrol on the 20th, future payments are made monthly on the 20th.

25 July 2022

 

Who’s this course for?

Getting started in internal communication. You may be interested in pursuing a career in internal communication. You are working in any related field of PR (e.g. media relations, event management, CSR or public affairs) or HR and would like to understand more about internal communication.

Early career. You have been working in internal communication for at least a year and want to obtain your first professional qualification in the subject.

Grow in confidence. Internal communication is an exciting and demanding area of communication practice and this course will help you to grow in confidence as well as learn new skills.

Learning outcomes

Come away from the course able to think more critically and equipped with the knowledge and theory to back up your decisions. Learn the key concepts, theories, techniques and skills needed to operate effectively as an internal communicator.

Understand where internal communication fits into the structure, systems and processes, leadership and culture of an organisation and how internal communicators can support management in the achievement of strategic and transformational objectives.

Use research and learn to create and curate content that works and has impact across a range of available channels.

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Why get a qualification?

Update your skills. Underpin your internal communication practice with the latest theory and models.

This course gave a genuinely new perspective on internal communications, I learned so much, not just from the excellent course tutors but also from my fellow students.

Your questions answered

For CIPR courses, your course fee is a combination of the PR Academy tuition fee and the CIPR awarding body and registration fee. PR Academy provides all your tuition plus an online learning centre with books and resources and marks your work. You don’t really need to buy any books as most resources are online, but you can of course purchase books if you like and we can help you to decide what to buy.
We offer plenty of support. Some courses offer individual tutorials that can be booked. The course leader is easily contactable and there is always someone in the office who can help with day to day queries.
It's great news that your employer is investing in your development. The first thing to do is get a purchase order - you will need it when you enrol. This is really important as without it we aren't able to raise an invoice. Alternatively, you can pay using a company credit or debit card at checkout - that's probably the easiest way. The second thing is to allow plenty of time! We need payment before the course starts and we know that sometimes company's payment processes can take a while. So act now to get it all sorted in time. If you need any help or advice, just give us a call.
They aren't heavily academic. We still discuss theory because that’s what makes us better practitioners, but we show how to apply it in practice. We call it applied learning. The assignments are mostly in the style of business writing rather than academic essays or disserations.
Most of the courses give you a maximum time to complete - usually one or two years, so there is plenty of flexibility. If you want to extend beyond this, then it is usually the decision of the awarding body (e.g. the CIPR)
At PR Academy we have been teaching online since we started in 2007. We have a specially designed online learning centre - we don't just put you on Teams! Our teaching is delivered through a mix of on-demand content, guided reading, live workshop sessions (usually recorded for later playback) plus tutor support. We have an online library that we have curated specially for our courses. Some courses offer individual tutorials that can be booked and the opportunity to submit an assignment proposal for individual feedback.

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