CIPR Professional PR Certificate London

10 months
Taught at Degree level

Online and face to face at ETC Venues, London

Accredited by: CIPR
Next date: (Liverpool Street, London - more dates are available below)
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Build your professional confidence. Understand how communication works, and discover how to design and plan winning campaigns. Studying for the CIPR Professional PR Certificate is a great way to develop your skills or gain a solid introduction to public relations. You will learn from experienced practitioners and study alongside others working in PR.

Learn how to think in a more planned and focused way and the latest ideas regarding social media. 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.

The course is taught over approximately ten months with three assignments.

If you are paying for the course yourself, you can now pay in ten easy instalments.

Why study with PR Academy?

Great results, the best tutors, fantastic classroom spaces plus unlimited tutor support throughout.Learn at our fabulous central London venue on Saturdays with yummy food and drinks provided.

Download our course fact sheet from the link at the top of the page to learn more.

This course is also available online.

Meet your course leaders Maud Davis and Dr Heather Yaxley.

See what it’s like to study with PR Academy.

Further information:

Our tuition costs: £1780 plus VAT*

Pay as you study: if you are paying your own tuition fees, you have the option to pay by instalment. Instalment details are here.

If you are paying for the course yourself, payment is by credit or debit card. If your employer is paying, when you come to enrol you can request an invoice so that they can pay us by bank transfer.

* The total course price is made up of the tuition fees plus the CIPR course registration fee and awarding body fee. Breakdown:

PR Academy tuition fee: £1780 plus VAT

CIPR Awarding body fee: £810 VAT exempt

CIPR Course registration fee: £75 VAT exempt

Total including VAT: £3021

When you study face to face you will be getting together with other students for lively and interactive classrooms sessions during the course.These provide great opportunities for networking with other practitioners. We believe great learning should happen in a great environment. We use the smart, modern ETC Venues near Liverpool Street in central London, where all refreshments are provided, including rather lovely ice cream! There is tea and coffee all day and lots of choice for lunch including vegetarian and gluten free options.

Autumn 2019 : Saturday 05 October 2019, Saturday 07 December 2019, Saturday 11 January 2020, Saturday 08 February 2020, Saturday 25 April 2020 and Saturday 06 June 2020

You also have access to PR Academy’s online learning centre with discussion forums, links to resources and an online library.

Marking and feedback on your assignments is also included.

The CIPR Professional PR Certificate is right for you if..

  • You are interested in pursuing a career in PR
  • You have been working in the PR industry at a fairly junior level for at least two years
  • You are working in any field of PR (e.g. media relations, internal communications or public affairs) and would like to obtain your first professional qualification.

The CIPR sets out entry criteria for this course as follows:

You qualify for the CIPR Professional PR Certificate if you have any of the following:

  • CIPR Foundation
  • any UK recognised degree, or equivalent
  • two years' relevant full-time employment in public relations (or related sectors, e.g. marketing, journalism) and 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be in the English Language.

In addition, those whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the language – spoken and written – to an International Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 6.5 or equivalent.

If you don't have enough experience in these areas, CIPR Foundation may be a better starting point for you.

If you aren’t sure whether you meet the entry criteria, get in touch by calling +44 (0)203 862 6910 or emailing

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