CIPR Professional PR Diploma London

10 months
Taught at Masters level

Face to face at ETC Venues, London

Accredited by: CIPR
Next date: (Liverpool Street, London - more dates are available below)
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Studying for the CIPR Professional PR Diploma – the CIPR’s flagship qualification – will enable you to operate more strategically with confidence. It will do this by equipping you with the advanced knowledge you need to design effective PR strategies. Students often say that taking the PR Diploma transforms the way they work.

You will gain an advanced understanding of professional practice, including PR strategy and planning, content management, media and engagement, measurement and evaluation, and PR leadership. All underpinned by reference to ethics and the code of conduct.

You'll also put your learning into practice, evaluating a wide range of PR concepts and techniques and applying them practically to your own work and sector.

The course lasts around ten months and there are three assessments.

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 online and 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 leader, Chris Tucker.

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

Further information:

Our tuition costs: £1885 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.

How to pay: 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 full course price is made up of the tuition fees plus the CIPR course registration fee and awarding body fee. Breakdown:

PR Academy tuition fee: £1885 plus VAT

CIPR Awarding body fee: £990 VAT exempt

CIPR Course registration fee: £75 VAT exempt

Total including VAT: £3327

If you study face to face you will be getting together with other students for lively and interactive classrooms sessions on six occasions over the time of the course.We think that 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


A dedicated “reader” designed and written specially by us for the course.

Access to PR Academy’s online learning centre with discussion forums, links to resources and an online library.

Marking and feedback on your assignments.

You may be working in any field of public relations and are ready to take on a more strategic role or consolidate your knowledge.

We want to make sure you select the course that is right for you. The CIPR sets out entry criteria guidance for this course as follows:

  • You have completed the CIPR Professional PR Certificate
  • You are an experienced PR professional without an industry specific qualification
  • 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 roles and functions of the public relations practitioner.

The CIPR enrolment criteria:

CIPR Professional PR Certificate


One of the following plus one year's relevant full-time employment in public relations (or related sectors, e.g. marketing, journalism) and five GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be in English language:

CIPR Specialist Certificate: Internal Communications

Postgraduate professional qualification in a related discipline (e.g. CIM diploma)

UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a PR-related discipline: business, marketing, management, communication, media or journalism


One of the following plus two years' relevant full-time employment in public relations (or related sectors) and five GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be in English language:

CAM Advanced Diploma in Marketing Communication

NCTJ Diploma

UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any other subject

LCCIEB qualification which must comprise five level-three subjects in PR, marketing, advertising, and principles & practice of management


Four years' relevant full-time employment in public relations (or related sectors) and five GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be in English language.


If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate that you can write and speak English to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 6.5 or equivalent.


If you aren’t sure which course is right for you, get in touch by calling +44 (0)20 3862 6910 or emailing

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