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

£750.00 + VAT

£750.00 + VAT

Saturday seminars

Cambridge, UK

14 April 2018, £750.00 + VAT

14 April 2018
£750.00 + VAT
Bristol, UK

21 October 2017, £750.00 + VAT

21 October 2017
£750.00 + VAT
Edinburgh, UK

28 October 2017, £750.00 + VAT

28 October 2017
£750.00 + VAT

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 7.0 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:

Distinguishing PR Activities Mandatory

The role of public relations within an organisation, its relationship with marketing and other communications disciplines and key concepts such as relationship building, managing reputation and engaging people.

Writing for News Media & Online Activities Mandatory

The skills of effective writing and best practice in working with the news media and online audiences using social media.

Ethics & the PR Professional Mandatory

The role of the professional PR practitioner and ethical issues.

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