The Professional PR Certificate will give you a detailed introduction to PR and enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to progress in a career in PR.
It is tailored for you if you’re a graduate looking for a career in PR or if you have a couple of years’ PR experience at a junior level. Students who successfully complete all three units will be awarded a CIPR Professional PR Certificate.
An analytical perspective is applied to encourage candidates to reflect on their own experience alongside case studies of organisations and scenarios.
Unit 1 Assessment Method:
A 2000-word PR plan + Supporting 500-word (maximum) statement of reflection on own learning relating to planning theory, concepts and models.
Unit 2 Assessment Method:
Content curation report, written content and statement of reflection: Based on the plan developed in Unit 1, a 1000 word (+/-10%) content curation report + Supporting 500-word (maximum) statement of reflection on own learning relating to communication techniques and concepts employed in the content management tasks.
Current best practice on evaluation is introduced to equip the candidate with practical tools to use in the workplace. The links between objective setting (Unit 1) and content development (Unit 2) and their impact on the organisation’s strategic goals are explored.
The Unit also considers the professional status of the discipline, and introduces key legal and regulatory concepts. The ethical dimension within which public relations operates, including the CIPR Code of Conduct, is examined.
Unit 3 Assessment Method:
Executive report, statement of reflection and discussion of ethical issues: A 1500-word executive report + A 500-word (maximum) discussion of the ethical and legal decisions involved in planning, developing, writing, executing and evaluating the project covered in the three unit assignments.
You qualify for the CIPR Professional PR Certificate if you have any of the following
In addition, those whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the language – spoken and written – to an International Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 6.5 or equivalent.