PR Diploma: London Accelerator

CIPR Professional PR Diploma London

About this course

Join us in London for an intensive two-days of face-to-face tuition and accelerate your learning! Follow up those days with full access to the online course to top up your learning and benefit from online resources including our extensive online library, podcasts and videos plus live online sessions and tutorials.

Studying for the CIPR Professional PR Diploma will enable you to operate as a more strategic and confident communicator. Equip yourself with the advanced knowledge you need to design effective PR strategies. Learn more about communication and how to influence behaviour in today’s digital world. Examine the role of PR and ethics.

Opens online: 15 April

Classroom dates: Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2024

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Course detail

Master's level

Assignments: 3

Study at your own pace

Payment options: instalments available

Approximately 10 months

Study Support Package

Two days face-to-face learning

Full access to the online course on our bespoke Study Hub

One to one tutorials

Online library with all the books you need

Individual feedback on assignment ideas

Networking via our LinkedIn Group

Live interactive online workshops

Easy tutor contact

A copy of the PR Diploma Reader

Pay monthly

Initial fee: £295.80 (incl. VAT)

10 monthly instalments: £270 (incl. VAT)

A one-off initial fee is taken when you enrol. Instalments are collected monthly from the date you enrolled.

How we calculate your early bird fee

Enrol by 4 April 2024 and save £200 on tuition.

PR Academy tuition: £1,539 (+ VAT)

CIPR fees: £1,149 (no VAT)

Total: £2,688 (+ VAT)

VAT is calculated upon enrolment and is dependant on your location and situation.
VAT inclusive fee is

Payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and more

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+ VAT & CIPR assessment

19 April 2024

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£1,539+VAT & CIPR assessment fee

Who is this course for?

PR and communication practitioners. You are working in any field of public relations (e.g. media relations, internal communications or public affairs), you want to learn about the strategic role and functions of the public relations practitioner. Maybe the time is right for a more senior position.

Underpin what you do. You’ve got quite a bit of PR experience, perhaps as PR manager, hold a first degree or maybe another professional qualification. You feel the time is right to underpin what you do with some theory and learn the models and concepts that inform your practice.

Flexible learning. You want to be able to study at a time and pace that works for you but with classroom time too. The course must be completed within two years, but can be done in around ten months or less.

Master’s level. This is a Master’s level course so make sure that you are ready to study and be assessed at this level.

Learning outcomes

Come away knowing how to put communication theory into practice through advanced PR planning, able to deliver campaigns that will wow clients and colleagues.

Learn how to engage audiences and create effective thought leadership. Reflect critically on practice and improve processes.

Invest in your personal development. Studying this Master’s level PR Diploma is personally rewarding, encouraging you to become a more reflective practitioner and take time out to learn and grow.

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.

A really valuable course that covered the syllabus of the PR Diploma in detail and provided masses of tips for successful assignment submission. Also a great way to meet tutors and fellow students in person, sharing ideas and encouragement, and perfect if you feel that your studies would benefit from a more intensive kickstart. Thoroughly recommended!

Charlotte Forder

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Meet your course leader Chris Tucker

Meet Chris

Chris Tucker calls herself a news junkie.  “Sky News is constantly on in the background after, of course, BBC Radio Four’s Today programme. The development of the new news ecosystem meshing on and offline media is something that fascinates me. It’s certainly an enormously exciting time to be working in PR.”

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Your questions answered

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.
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.
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.
The London Accelerator courses provide two intensive days of tuition plus full access to the online course including any online activities and tutorials. You still have one or two years to complete your studies (depending on which course you join) but you can complete it much more quickly.
There may be funding available in your area, so it is always a good idea to do some research as there may be schemes that we aren’t aware of. The CIPR has set up a fund to celebrate the CIPR's 75th year. The Iprovision 75 Fund was created to support people from financially or socially disadvantaged backgrounds. It is designed to help advance or lead to a career in the public relations profession. You need to be a CIPR member, or willing to join. Find out more here.

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