Whether you’re starting out in your PR career, want to move up a level, or need to grow your knowledge in specialist areas, a CIPR qualification will take you further, faster.

Main qualifications

These qualifications usually take 10-12 months to complete. They will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to move up the career ladder.

CIPR Foundation

Level: Taught at A-Level standard

Understand the role and scope of PR. Develop essential PR knowledge and skills. Master the basics, such as selling-in stories and writing press releases and blog posts.

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Professional PR Certificate

Taught at Foundation Degree standard

Gain the knowledge and skills to work more confidently. Learn about essential PR planning principles. Understand different PR channels. Develop PR campaigns.

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Professional PR Diploma

Taught at Postgraduate Degree standard

Gain advanced understanding of PR theories and concepts. Develop knowledge to take a strategic approach to PR campaigns. Apply learning to transform methods and results.

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Specialist qualifications

These postgraduate qualifications usually take 6-8 months to complete. Choose a specialist qualification if you want to become an expert in a particular field of public relations.

Specialist Certificate: Internal Communications
Specialist Diploma: Internal Communications
Specialist Diploma: Public Affairs
Specialist Diploma: Crisis Communications
Specialist Diploma: Digital Communications