PR Certificate – Online

CIPR Professional PR Certificate online
Online Course
CIPR

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.

You can start the course at a time that’s right for you. You have access to the course for two years and can decide how quickly you want to complete it. The CIPR exam board meets four times a year and this is when you can submit your work (usually January, March, July and October). We recommend submitting one assignment at a time which means it takes about ten months (there are three assignments to do) but you can complete it more quickly if you want to.

 

Course detail

Online course, start any time

Post-graduate

Assignments: 3

Study at your own pace

Maximum time to complete: two years

Payment options: instalments available

Study Support Package

Book a one to one tutorial

Live tutor-led case study workshops for each assignment

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

Online library with all the books you need

Direct access to tutor support via online messenger

CIPR accredited

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

If you are paying yourself, you can 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.

 

All major credit cards accepted.

Payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and more

Start at any time

 

Who is this course for?

Early career. This online CIPR Professional Public Relations Certificate 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.

Download our course brochure for all the course details including:

  • 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

You can start the course at a time that's right for you. You have access to the course for two years and can decide how quickly you want to complete it. The CIPR exam board meets four times a year and this is when you can submit your work (usually January, March, July and October). We recommend submitting one assignment at a time which means it takes about ten months (there are three assignments to do) but you can complete it more quickly if you want to.  
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)
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.
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.
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.
The quick answer is 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'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.

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