Online Diploma

If you need to study at a time and place that suits you, our Diploma can be studied online with PR Academy. The syllabus, assessments and resulting qualification are just the same as studying the face-to-face course.

Our Online Diploma combines an interactive e-learning programme with tutor support and two (non-compulsory) full days of lectures and workshops in Central London.

Is online study right for me?

You should seriously consider this mode of study if you:

  • want to network, study and interact with others but need the flexibility to partake remotely, at a place convenient to you
  • have work or personal commitments that prevent you from attending weekly lectures
  • are not based near any of the centres that offer the Diploma.

How will I learn?

The Online Diploma uses a range of learning methods, including:

  • online resources and course notes
  • live webinars (also recorded for playback later)
  • discussion groups
  • optional workshop sessions at a central London venue
  • guidance on reading

Course dates

What do I need to get started?

  • a computer with internet access, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • ability to access Adobe Connect (you do not need to subscribe to Adobe Connect)
  • a headset for your PC so that you can partake in live webinars
  • a valid email account
  • 10 study hours available each week for the duration of the course.

How do I find out more?

If you want to know more about the Online Diploma, take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please email the CIPR professional development team or phone 020 7631 6900.