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Chartered Institute of PR CIPR Professional PR Certificate

Chartered Institute of PR CIPR Professional PR Certificate

Key information

Qualification type

Professional Certificate

Subject areas

Public Relations

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

Recognised across the PR industry and beyond, this course will enable you to build on your experience and develop your skillset to drive your career forward. Developed and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), this course will provide you with an in-depth introduction to PR practice and will cover planning, media relations and the impact of social media. You will develop expertise in communicating via a variety of channels such as press releases, blogs and social media. Your three assessed modules will reflect professional PR practice and will develop expertise and skills in three essential areas. You will learn using real-life case studies and using your current place of work as the basis for your assessed units. For each unit you will attend a two-day teaching session at City Campus before completing your assignment in the following three-months, supported remotely by an expert tutor with industry experience.

Course Benefits

Studying while you work will enable you to use your organisation as your case study and will enhance your effectiveness within your role. The block teaching structure of this course means you will be able to fit your course around your existing commitments. Completing this industry-recognised CIPR-accredited qualification will equip you with the expertise and drive to seek promotion, whether with your existing employer or further afield. Your modules will enable you to develop skills in continuous professional development to future-proof your knowledge and remain at the cutting-edge of developments in PR.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Professional Development - Core
PR in Action - Core
Managing PR - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be confirmed