How to pay

We’re looking forward to welcoming you on to your chosen course. Here are some tips on paying for your studies with us.

Employer paying?

Paying using a company card at the time you enrol online is the quickest and easiest way.

Alternatively, you can ask us for an invoice. We will need a purchase order before we can raise an invoice so it’s a good idea to get one from your finance people as soon as possible. You will need it when you come to enrol.

You’ll be added to the course as soon as payment is received and your learning journey will begin!

Funding yourself?

For all our CIPR courses, you can choose to pay in monthly instalments or in full at the time of enrolment.

Pay by instalments

When you pay by instalment, monthly payments will be taken automatically by Stripe, our payment processing service.

There’s no interest or additional fee to pay in instalments. The monthly payments are detailed on the course pages.

Payments will be taken every month on the same date as you made the first payment. So if you enrol and make the first payment on the 22nd of the month, future instalments are payable on the 22nd of the next month and so on until the course is paid for. The payment plan starts from when you enrol.

Remember, we need the full payment or the first instalment before you can join a course.  Also, as our terms and conditions set out, you are liable for the full course fees even if you decide not to continue.

Other things to consider

Our CIPR courses include registration and awarding body fees which we collect on behalf of the CIPR.

Make sure you check our terms and conditions for information on course cancellation etc.

Need advice on paying for your course?

Call and chat with Shelley who can explain the process
+ 44 (0) 203 862 6910

Your questions answered

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. The CIPR occasionally has funding schemes and we'll update here when the next one is announced.
It's 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 you can join the course and we know that sometimes company's payment processes can take a while. So act now to get it all sorted in time. If you need any help or advice, just give us a call.
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. 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.