MOOC - Introduction to Public Relations

1 months


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This free short course is a great introduction to public relations. Find out more about what PR is and the different types of PR practice.  Equip yourself with some of the essential skills and knowledge and understand what it is like to work in this exciting industry.

Taught over six weeks, this course provides a great introduction to public relations.  It is taught through a combination of video, quizzes, guided reading and research tasks, so there is lots of variety.

The course is a good way to decide if PR is for you or, if you are already working in PR, as a first step on the path to a professional qualification.

Further information:

The course is free but if you would like a certificate of completion, once you have completed the modules and done the quizzes, we make a small charge.

Next start date: 25 March 2019 (enrolment opens at 12 noon, UK time on 18 March 2019)

Course start dates:

  • 10 June 2019 (enrolment opens at 12 noon, UK time on 3 June 2019)
  • 19 August 2019 (enrolment opens at 12 noon, UK time on 12 August 2019)
  • 28 October 2019 (enrolment opens at 12 noon, UK time on 21 October 2019)

The course includes short video lectures, guided reading and access to our online library.

This course is right for you if...
  • You are thinking about a career in PR
  • You work in PR and are thinking about taking a qualification
  • You think that some basic knowledge of PR would help you in your current role
  • You have a general interest in learning more about PR

If you have done the MOOC you may like to move on to a formal qualification in PR. The CIPR Foundation Award, Advanced Certificate or Internal Communication Certificate maybe good next steps.

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