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Undergraduate course
Chartered Institute of PR

CIPR Professional PR Certificate

CIPR Professional PR Certificate

CIPR Professional PR Certificate

International Scholarships available

Overview

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. 

 

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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. 

With more than 25 years’ experience, Leeds Beckett is one of the most established centres of PR education in Europe. The community you will join includes both academic PR scholarship and a wealth of professional industry experts whose business connections will inform your learning.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • Small teaching groups
  • Block teaching
  • More than 25 years’ experience delivering PR education
  • Professional CIPR accreditation
  • Develop your PR skillset
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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are set by the CIPR, please refer to their website at this link for further details. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

The English Language requirements for this course are set by the CIPR, please refer to their website at this link for further details.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

The entry requirements for this course are set by the CIPR, please refer to their website at this link for further details. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

The English Language requirements for this course are set by the CIPR, please refer to their website at this link for further details.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Leeds Beckett University Careers

Careers

Teaching and learning

Core Modules
Managing PR

Professional Development

PR in Action

Richard Bailey
Richard Bailey
Senior Lecturer
Richard is an experienced public relations educator, a Fellow of the CIPR and a member of the PRCA. He has extensive experience as a consultant and professional trainer in the field and has been a senior lecturer since 2003. He was one of the first people in the world to blog about public relations and has edited PRplace.com since 2017.
There are few barriers to entry into public relations. But not all who start out succeed in developing a career in the field. This course can help those in their early years to gain greater understanding of the purpose of their role and to develop from doers into managers, or to move from one sector to another.
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Fees & funding

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The fee for this course is £2,295.

The above fee is inclusive of the tuition fee of £1890, the CIPR AB registration fee of £75 and the CIPR AB Awarding Body fees of £330.

The fee for this course is £2,295.

The above fee is inclusive of the tuition fee of £1890, the CIPR AB registration fee of £75 and the CIPR AB Awarding Body fees of £330.

Facilities

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Portland
    Portland

    You’ll find social learning spaces, the SU, food outlets and access to the Leslie Silver Library in Portland.

  • Simulation suite
    Simulation suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

Location

The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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