About this course
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.
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.
Seminars at central London venue
Book written specially for the course
Specially selected online library
Course available for up to 2 years
What are the course fees?*
PR Academy fees: £1885 (+VAT)
CIPR Awarding Body fees: £1065 (No VAT)
Total: £2,950 (+VAT)
*VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £3327.
If you are funding the course yourself, pay in easy instalments. An initial payment of £727 (payable before the course starts) then ten monthly payments of £260.
*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?
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. Show that you are committed to your professional development and can operate at a strategic level.
Underpin what you do. You may have been working in PR and communication for at least two years and have a first degree or 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 place that works for you. Remember though, it is a Master’s level course and you will need to feel comfortable studying at that level and have time available.
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.
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Meet your course leader Chris Tucker
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.”
Why get a qualification?
The Professional PR Diploma is the CIPR’s flagship qualification. It 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.
Learn in the best spaces
Our central London training venue has great facilities and super healthy food.
The course gave me the confidence to test out new ideas and transformed the way I work.
I would highly recommend the diploma to fellow PR professionals who are looking to improve their skills and work more strategically. It was great to be able to apply some of the assignments to my day to day work; it gave me the time and space to really get to grips with using data in my research.
Developing this skill was part of the reason why I was able to produce and execute the communications strategy behind my food waste recycling behaviour change campaign, which saw a 25% increase in recycling in the borough.”
Your questions answered
- 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