PR Certificate – Online

CIPR Professional PR Certificate online
Online Course

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.


Course detail

Online course


Assignments: 3

Study time: 3-4 hours a week

Duration: 10 months

Payment options: instalments available

Course features

Learn at your own pace

Unlimited tutor support

Specially selected online library

Online learning centre

Lively online discussions

CIPR accredited

Individual feedback on your assessment topic to ensure you are on track for success

Your investment

PR Academy tuition: £995 (+VAT)

Our pricing is totally transparent:

CIPR Awarding Body fees: £885 (No VAT)

Total: £1,880(+VAT)

VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price £2079.

Easy instalment option

Pay in easy instalments.  An initial payment of £579 (payable before the course starts) then ten monthly payments of £150.

*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.

04 April 2022


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.

Learning outcomes

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
CIPR Professional PR Certificate Course Brochure

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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.

PR Academy Classroom

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.

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.

See what its like to learn with PR Academy

No. There are lots of advantages to being a member of a professional body though so if you aren't already, think about joining.
It depends a bit on the awarding body, some have different regulations but in most cases you have a period of time in which to submit and we give you access to the materials for up to a year after the course has finished. If in any doubt, please talk to us.
All our courses provide unlimited tutor support. We want to support you every step of the way.
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. If you come to face to face classes we provide you with lots of tea and coffee and a lovely lunch. 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.
Online learning enables you to study for your qualification from anywhere in the world. Our courses use a mix of live webinars, online discussion and guided reading which we provide. Our blended learning courses mix online with optional face to face sessions. Your tutor is there to support you and help you to stay on track.
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 and Shelley will help you.
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. (CIPR qualifications have been refreshed in recent years so they are now much more about applying theory to practice.)

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