Free bite-sized training for CIPR members

We offer a range of free bite-sized training exclusively for CIPR members. From January 2024,  this free training will all be delivered on-demand on our new and innovative e-learning platform so that we can open this benefit up to members at every grade, in all locations, without any limits on capacity. 

Please see below for details of the free training courses currently available to members. We refresh free training courses every 2-3 years to keep providing new learning opportunities for members at every stage of their careers.

In 2024, we will be adding to the EDI on-demand course with additional modules to support you on your EDI journey.

Once you register for a free on-demand training course, this will appear under 'My courses' in your MyCIPR account. You will have six months to complete the course and you will receive reminders before your access expires. 
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All free training is worth 5 CPD points.

equity, diversity and inclusion 

This on-demand training series features three modules on inclusive communication, inclusive language and allyship and advocacy. The series highlights the importance of considering diverse perspectives, cultural sensitivities and representation in our communication strategies. You'll also gain a solid understanding of allyship and advocacy practices within public relations. 

The series has been produced by Inclusivity Trainer, Sara Thornhurst, and D&I Consultancy, Project 23.

Each module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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Ethics & PR

The reality of modern public relations could not be further removed from the outdated image of spin doctors that some hold. Yet what does it mean to be an ethical PR practitioner? How can we evaluate client requests, strategic options, and campaign outcomes to ensure that we uphold our professional integrity?   

This on-demand course covers the following three modules:

  • What is ethics?
    This module explains what we mean by ethics and answers the question ‘What is ethics?’ in both a personal and professional capacity.

  • How should I think about ethics?
    This module offers introductory level advice on how we can apply tools and techniques when thinking about ethics.

  • Practical applications
    This module will look at ethics in a practical way and will consider ethics particularly through the lens of the PR professional.

Each module will take approximately 35-45 minutes to complete.

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Member discounts on all CIPR training

CIPR members pay less for CIPR Training with up to £200 off (savings vary according to course). We offer virtual, on-demand and in-person courses in more than 60 subjects and we work with the best trainers in the field.