PR Diploma – Online

CIPR Professional PR Diploma online
Online Course
CIPR

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.

Learn through interactive virtual classroom sessions.  Benefit from our specially written text book and carefully curated online library.

This course is taught and assessed at Master’s level. Want to find out if its right for you? Just get in touch for a chat.

Course detail

Online course

Master's Level

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

Individual feedback on assignment ideas to make sure you're on track for success

Specially selected online library with all the books you need

PR Academy Study Hub: bespoke online learning centre

Tutors who are PR specialists

Live online interactive workshops

Easy access to tutor support via Study Hub messaging

Your investment

Introductory early bird price:

PR Academy tuition: £1262.95 (+ VAT)

CIPR Awarding Body fees: £1065 (No VAT)

Total: £2327.95 (+ VAT)

*VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £2580.54.

This introductory price applies to courses booked and paid for up to and including 30 September 2022.

Instalment options*

An initial payment of £500.54 (payable before the course starts) then eight monthly payments of £260.

Instalments include VAT.

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.

Payment by instalment is available to those paying for the course themselves.

30 September 2022

 

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 will have been working in PR and communication for at least two years, 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 that works for you. From 30 September 2022 you will be able to join the course at any time and work at your own pace with a maximum of two years to complete – or you can fast-track and quality more quickly – its up to you !

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.

Download our course brochure for all the course details including:

  • Full syllabus
  • Assignment details
  • Key dates
  • Reasons to study
CIPR Professional PR Diploma Course Brochure

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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.

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I’ve enjoyed how the course has been very practical. There is obviously an academic side to things, but the models, theories and frameworks we’ve learnt about have been very easy to translate into practice.

Daisy Bartlett

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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FAQs

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.
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)
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.
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.
For some courses we offer payment by instalment, or you can pay for the whole course upfront at the time of enrolment. When you pay by instalment, monthly payments will be taken automatically by Stripe, our payment processing service. Payments will be taken every month on the same date as you made the first payment. So if you enrol and make the first payment on the 22nd of the month, future instalments are payable on the 22nd of the next month and so on until the course is paid for. The payments plan starts from when you enrol. Remember, we need the full payment or the first instalment before the course starts. Also, as our terms and conditions set out, you are liable for the full course fees even if you decide not to continue.
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.
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.

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