Industry-recognised and the only professional qualifications awarded by a Chartered body. Whether you are entering the profession or an experienced PR practitioner, we offer courses at every level.
Our Foundation Award is right for you if you are considering PR as a career option and you are a school-leaver, student, or are already working in a different industry and would like to move into public relations.
Our Advanced Certificate is right for you if you are a graduate in any subject who would like to move into PR or are in the first few years of your PR career. You will gain a solid grounding in all the key concepts, techniques, theories and skills needed to perform effectively as a PR practitioner.
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The Advanced Certificate has been invaluable to me and I have used many skills that I have developed within my working life.
The CIPR Diploma is a part-time postgraduate course that will develop your strategic PR and communications management skills.
The Diploma course will support your progression into a more senior role and enable you to fast-track to become a CIPR Accredited Practitioner – a hallmark of your commitment to professional development.
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I have been promoted since starting the CIPR Diploma, so I think this says something very positive about the qualification!
Internal Communication Certificate
Our Internal Communication Certificate is right for you if you are in the first few years of your internal communication career, are considering a career in internal communication, or are working in a related field (e.g. media relations, event management, CSR or public affairs) and would like to learn more about internal communication.
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Internal Communication Diploma
Our Internal Communication Diploma is the next step for those looking to significantly increase their knowledge of Internal Communications. The course takes an in-depth look at organisational culture, using research to inform internal communication strategies and change management theory. This course is for you if you are aiming to develop your strategic internal communication and management skills.
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Public Affairs Diploma
Our Public Affairs Diploma is for experienced PR practitioners who want to develop their strategic public affairs and management skills with the aim of taking on more senior roles. The course focuses on the process of policy formation and the wider corporate communications and reputational context in which public affairs operates.
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Crisis (Response) Communication Diploma
Our Crisis (Response) Communication Diploma has been devised to build skills, knowledge and understanding of crisis communication, developing practitioners to take a leading or senior advisory role when a response is demanded. The assignment by which the course is assessed will be to research and create an effective crisis audit and plan for an organisation of your choice. The resulting plan should provide a valuable tool for your organisation and an excellent transferable skill set and knowledge base for you.
The Crisis (Response) Communications Diploma is currently only offered at the CIPR Centre for Learning in London.