About this course
Become an effective, strategic internal communication practitioner with advanced communication planning and implementation skills. This internal communication course takes a strategic look at this exciting and growing area of practice. Topics include change communication, engagement, the strategic use of social media and measurement.
This course is taught and assessed at Master’s level. Make sure that this is the right level for you and if you aren’t sure, just get in touch.
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).
Study Support Package
Easy access to tutor support via Study Hub messaging
Online library with all the books you need
Feedback on your assignment idea to ensure you’re on track for success
Networking via our LinkedIn group
Live interactive online workshops
A copy of the text book "Exploring Internal Communication"
PR Academy tuition: £1,550
Our pricing is totally transparent:
CIPR Awarding body fees: £405 (no VAT)
Total: £1,955 (+VAT)
VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £2265.
Pay in easy instalments. An initial payment of £465 (payable before course starts) then six monthly payments of £300.
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.
Who’s this course for?
Experienced practitioners. You are an experienced internal communicator or PR professional looking to gain a specialist internal communication qualification to underpin your skills with theory and analysis. You may be working in a related field such as HR. The qualification is aimed at more experienced practitioners who want to develop strategic internal communication and management skills, or those who have studied for the CIPR Specialist Certificate: Internal Communication.
Gain new skills. You may want to gain new skills or improve existing skills by learning about the strategic role of internal communication.
Make an impact. You want to learn how to develop an internal communication strategy and make an impact in the organisation.
Master’s level. This is Master’s level course so make sure you are ready to study and be assessed at this level.
In studying for the CIPR Specialist Diploma in Internal Communication you will take an in-depth look at what makes communication effective, how to use research to develop great internal communication strategies and the nature of change management communication. Come away with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate at board level.
Learn how internal communication contributes to employee engagement and change. Understand what is expected of an ethical practitioner.
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- Full syllabus
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Why get a qualification?
Update your skills. Underpin your internal communication practice with the latest theory and models.
It’s bolstered my confidence and equipped me to better advise and constructively challenge. As a result, I’m working more strategically and I’m much better placed to measure and demonstrate the value of internal communications.
Meet your course leader Dr Kevin Ruck
I get a buzz from teaching as I like to explore new ideas and ways of working. I like to think big about PR, internal communication and employee engagement. I think you tend to always get what you’ve always got if you always do what you’ve always done. So teaching and learning is about thinking differently in ways that can be applied to better practice.
See what its like to study internal communication with PR Academy
We developed the original internal communication qualifications for the CIPR. PR Academy director and your course leader, Dr Kevin Ruck is the editor and co-author of one of the key internal comms books – Exploring Internal Communication.