Level 3 CIPR Foundation in Public Relations

This qualification is an A-level equivalent and provides a detailed introduction to PR.

Spread the cost of your course*

Take advantage and make an initial payment of £200.00 and £70.00 administration fee by credit/debit card, then spread the remaining amount over 4 equal monthly instalments.

* Available for UK bank accounts only.

Distance learning

Distance Learning

£500.00* + VAT

£500.00* + VAT

Executive weekends

Cambridge, UK

13 April 2019, £500.00* + VAT

13 April 2019
£500.00* + VAT
* An additional amount of £160.00 for CIPR registration and assessment to be paid at checkout.

Course overview

The CIPR Foundation is an A-level equivalent qualification and provides a detailed introduction to PR, including essential writing and other technical skills. The course is designed for those new to public relations who want to learn the basic techniques of this communications discipline. Study days and support will be given by an experienced PR practitioner. 

Study sessions involve a range of learning methods including interactive exercises, video material and case studies, and will be backed up with study session material and further reading sources.


This course usually takes 6 months to complete.

Entry criteria

  • To study this course, students will need:
  • at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above,
  • PLUS, proficiency in English (via an International Language Testing System (IELTS) with band score of 6.50 or above or equivalent).
  • If you do not have the necessary entry requirements, you may still be accepted at the discretion of the CIPR on the basis of your professional experience (not necessarily in public relations).

Course modules:

PR Skills and Content Creation Mandatory

This component provides the core skills required for an entry level PR role, specifically content creation for both traditional media outlets and digital media platforms.

The Role of the PR Practitioner Mandatory

This component covers the role of PR within an organisation and what PR practitioners do (and don’t do).

What our students say

In a nutshell, studying for the Diploma, with the great support from the tutors, has given me a fantastic grounding and structure around which to make and implement marketing strategy and activity. It has also given me a lot of confidence.

Clare Montgomery Founder Beaujolais and Beyond

You really have been so so helpful, and I really appreciate it. CMC are lucky to have such wonderful staff who really go the extra mile.

Felicity Dale Associate Director, International Strategic Development Global University Systems

The tutors were fantastic and all the materials provided were great. I always recommend Cambridge Marketing College.

CMC Alumnus

Cambridge Marketing College has amazing tutors, friendly administration staff and great teaching material.

CMC Alumnus

I recently undertook the CIPR Foundation Award in Public Relations under the tutorage of Allison Thomas. Allison brought the subject to life which enabled me to gain extensive knowledge in a relatively short period of time. The course itself exceeded expectations and helped me to develop my strategic thinking and analysis combined with a strong footing in the basic fundamentals of public relations. I would highly recommend the course, Allison and Cambridge Marketing College as a place to study.

Darren Davies Communications Manager NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

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