What’s studying like?

Learning with us is challenging, but fun too.  You’ll gain the theory you need, but also learn how to apply it. Learn, practice, apply!

We believe that studying public relations and communications should be fun. You will make great new friends, study at the smartest venues and in the best online spaces, and learn from the sharpest minds.

But we will also challenge you. Our tutors will encourage you to think differently about what you do.

We aim to provide a supportive environment where students can be comfortable to question and debate.

Our courses are all underpinned with theory, but our approach is to show how this can be applied in practice.

Having not studied for a long time, I was a little apprehensive on day one as I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the tutors were incredibly warm and supportive. I came away from the first workshop feeling part of a community. I was learning with people who faced the same issues and challenges as me and it was great to chat in the breaks – I learned a lot from others on the course.

Laura Pinney

Laura's Story

See what its like to study with PR Academy

You’ll learn the theory and how to apply it. Learn, practice, apply!

Want to know more about what studying with us is like?

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat

Call Shelley or speak to PR Academy directors Ann and Kevin who can tell you more

00 44 (0) 203 862 6910


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.
We don't put a limit on support, for some courses we may ask you to book a tutorial and sometimes one of the team in the office can help.
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 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.
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. (CIPR qualifications have been refreshed in recent years so they are now much more about applying theory to practice.)