FAQs

FAQs

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.
All our courses provide unlimited tutor support. We want to support you every step of the way.
Yes you can. All our courses are available online or you can join us in London. Students study with us from all around the world. Our online courses are available around the clock and any live webinars are always recorded for those in different time zones. Note that all teaching and assessments are in English.
No. There are lots of advantages to being a member of a professional body though so if you aren't already, think about joining.
It isn’t essential, for example you can study while on a career break. For some of the higher level courses you will need some experience. 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.
Its great news that your employer is investing in your development. The first thing to do is get a purchase order - you will need it when you enrol. This is really important as without it we aren't able to raise an invoice. Alternatively you can pay using a company credit or debit card at checkout - that's probably the easiest way. The second thing is to allow plenty of time! We need payment before the course starts and we know that sometimes company's payment processes can take a while. So act now to get it all sorted in plenty of time. If you need any help or advice, just give us a call and Shelley will help you.
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.
No. For example, the CIPR qualifications have been refreshed so they are now much more about applying theory to practice. 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.
There may be funding available in your area, so it is always a good idea to do some research as there may be schemes that we aren’t aware of.
Its great news that your employer is investing in your development. The first thing to do is get a purchase order - you will need it when you enrol. This is really important as without it we aren't able to raise an invoice. Alternatively you can pay using a company credit or debit card at checkout - that's probably the easiest way. The second thing is to allow plenty of time! We need payment before the course starts and we know that sometimes company's payment processes can take a while. So act now to get it all sorted in plenty of time. If you need any help or advice, just give us a call and Shelley will help you.
In central London, near Liverpool Street Station at the lovely ETC Venues just a few minutes from the station. Sometimes we may need to use a different venue, but it will always be of the same high quality.
Online learning enables you to study for your qualification from anywhere in the world. Our courses use a mix of live webinars, online discussion and guided reading which we provide. Our blended learning courses mix online with optional face to face sessions. Your tutor is there to support you and help you to stay on track.
For CIPR courses, your course fee is a combination of the PR Academy tuition fee and the CIPR awarding body and registration fee. PR Academy provides all your tuition plus an online learning centre with books and resources and marks your work. If you come to face to face classes we provide you with lots of tea and coffee and a lovely lunch. You don’t really need to buy any books as most resources are online, but you can of course purchase books if you like and we can help you to decide what to buy.
It depends a bit on the awarding body, some have different regulations but in most cases you have a period of time in which to submit and we give you access to the materials for up to a year after the course has finished. If in any doubt, please talk to us.
It depends a bit on the awarding body, some have different regulations but in most cases you have a period of time in which to submit and we give you access to the materials for up to a year after the course has finished. If in any doubt, please talk to us.