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.
Learn at your own pace
Unlimited tutor support
Specially selected online library
Online learning centre
Lively online discussions
What are the course fees?*
PR Academy fees: £995 (+VAT)
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
I can highly recommend the course. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level and demonstrate a solid understanding of your chosen profession, this is definitely worth the investment. PR Academy will ensure you are well supported, receive first rate teaching, and can learn in a stimulating environment.