Each year more than 700 PR professionals become CIPR qualified. They study with us to progress their careers and 93% of our graduates would recommend that you do too*.

Our globally recognised qualifications help you to understand and apply the essential knowledge that underpins your day-to-day decisions. You'll gain confidence in your abilities and be able to showcase your drive, skills and professionalism to employers.

Whether you want to secure a promotion or are looking for a new challenge, our qualifications take you further and earn you professional recognition.

*CIPR qualifications survey of 330 students in 2014

The qualifications journey

Foundation Award

Short starter qualification giving you the building blocks for a career in PR. (Taught and assessed at A-level standard).

Advanced Certificate

Discover the theories, techniques and skills you need to work effectively in the early stages of your career. (Taught and assessed at the same standard as a Foundation degree).


Develop your strategic PR planning skills as preparation for a senior management role. (Taught and assessed at the same standard as a postgraduate degree).

Short specialist courses

Develop your capabilities in specific PR disciplines with these short courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Internal Communication Certificate

Internal Communication Diploma

Public Affairs Diploma

Crisis (Response) Communication Diploma