Choosing a course

Our qualifications are taught flexibly so you can be confident your studies will fit around your work and home life. Choose weekend classes, online learning or a blend of both.

We have PR and communication courses and qualifications at all levels, so there is going to be one that is right for you

What is the right level for me?

New to the field or early in your career? Look for courses at foundation or certificate level. If you have more experience and are taking on a more strategic role, then a course at Master’s level might be right for you.

Our qualifications are accredited by established awarding bodies so you know they are well respected and there is rigour in the assessment.

Not sure which topic to go for?

Our CIPR PR courses at foundation, certificate and Master’s level take a broad look at public relations, while our specialist qualifications focus on a particular aspect of communication practice.

If you aren’t sure which is right for you, just give us a call. Speak to Shelley who can help you out or put you in touch with one of the team, contact details below. Or you can drop us an email.

Not sure which is the right course for you?

Call  +44 (0)20 3862 6910 or book a call back from one of our tutors
Or email us on courses@pracademy.co.uk

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.
It isn’t essential, for example you can study while on a career break. For some of the higher level courses you will need experience. For example, for CIPR Diploma level courses you need to have a minimum of five years experience and reasonably senior level. Some of the assignments are designed to be based on your work but if you aren’t currently employed a tutor can help you with other options.
It varies according to the course and the stage you are at. As a very general guide, think about allowing between two and four hours a week, but this can be more when you are doing an assignment. For most courses there is a maximum time that you have to complete the course and hand in your work so you can decide if you want to take the maximum amount of time and spread the learning over longer, or do it more quickly which will mean more hours each week.
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.
Yes, most of our students are working full time and many have family commitments too. While the courses are demanding – they wouldn’t be of value if they weren’t – the pace of learning and the flexible options make it possible.