About this course
Studying for the CIPR Professional PR Certificate is a great way to develop your skills or gain a solid introduction to public relations. Learn how to think in a more planned and focused way. Discover how communication works and learn about content curation.
COVID-19 update: as this is a face to face course, we are monitoring things carefully, please see the FAQs at the bottom of the page for more details and get in touch if you want to chat through.
Unlimited tutor support
Specially selected online library
Central London venue
What are the course fees?*
PR Academy fees: £1,780 (+VAT)
CIPR Awarding Body fees: £885 (No VAT)
Total: £2,665 (+VAT)
*VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £3021.
Pay in easy instalments. An initial payment of £521 (payable before the course starts) then ten 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.
Who is this course for?
Early career. This online CIPR Professional Public Relations Certificate training course is right for you if you have a degree and want to get into PR, or you may be early in your PR career and keen to get a qualification. (This course was previously called the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations. It changed its name and switched to more practical assessments in 2017.)
Career boost. Become a more confident communicator with the skills to take your practice to the next level. Demonstrate your ability to plan and measure what you do.
Flexible learning. You want to be able to study at a time and place that works for you.
Come away from the course a more critical thinker, equipped to ask the killer questions that will gain you the respect of clients/colleagues and deliver winning campaigns.
Learn the theory that underpins effective PR practice. Research and develop PR plans, create content that helps an organisation to tell a story, change attitudes and influence behaviours. Measure the impact of communication activities.
Apply what you learn. Be assessed on real life or work related projects which is great for employers, showing the practical relevance of the course.
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- Full syllabus
- Assignment details
- Key dates
- Reasons to study
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Meet your course leader Maud Davis
I feel very lucky because I live in London and love what I do. I meet lots of bright people through PR Academy – many of them rising stars, and I am always learning.
My workshops are especially lively and inclusive. I keep it simple because I know my students want tools and frameworks that they can grasp quickly. I’m a visual person, so naturally my sessions draw on video and pictures. Coming from Northern Ireland, I love a good story too – so there is a lot of discussion and sharing of examples in my workshops.
Why get a qualification?
A profession qualification helps you stand out from the crowd.
Studying for a qualification results in a deep level of learning because you apply what you learn as you go and reflect on it over a period of time.
Learning about theory and strategy completely changed the way I understood PR and helped me to begin to measure the work that my team and I were doing. Tailoring the work throughout the course to our own companies meant that the qualification was not just valuable in principle but in practice too.
- A full refund
- Roll your enrolment over to 2021
- We may put the first module online and then run classes in 2021 so you can still get your qualification to the original timetable (if this isn’t for you, you can cancel and get a refund)
- Move you to the fully online course