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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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