CIPR Diploma CPD

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Take an in-depth look at PR as an integral part of successful business practice. Develop your strategic PR planning and communications management skills. Equip yourself with the knowledge and understanding to progress to a senior management position. 

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The course is suitable if you have either successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Public Relations or if you wish to underpin your existing knowledge and skills and progress to a position of greater responsibility.

To check if you qualify, view the entry criteria.

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Why us?

  • This course is taught and assessed at postgraduate level (National Qualifications Framework of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Level 7)

Course structure

The face-to-face course consists of approximately eight days' class-based tuition.

In addition, you will need to spend approximately 10 to 12 hours per week on independent study over the duration of the course. This may increase when you begin working on your assignments.

Topics include:

  • PR as a management function
  • theoretical approaches
  • reputation management
  • corporate responsibility and stakeholder theory
  • issues and crisis management
  • PR planning

To find out more, view the full syllabus.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those who have a degree and completed two years working in PR.

It is also possible to take this qualification with other academic qualification/work experience combinations.

For more information, see the complete entry criteria on the CIPR website

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £2,390.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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