Level 7

CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communication

Develop the skills and knowledge needed for auditing, planning and managing public relations if and when the pressure mounts for an urgent response, or during a crisis. Start your learning any time with our online platform.

Spread the cost of your course*

Take advantage and make an initial payment of £300.00 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.

Online learning

Online Learning

£1295.00* + VAT

£1295.00* + VAT
* An additional amount of £405.00 for CIPR registration and assessment to be paid at checkout.

Course overview

Contribute effectively to the organisation's risk assessment, while meeting what is expected of an ethical practitioner in complex situations. Designed for both generalist PR practitioners wishing to enhance their understanding of crisis communication, or for those looking to specialise in crisis communication as a career.

Study package for this course includes:

  • specialist tuition by practicing CIPR qualified professionals with experience in commercial, government and voluntary sectors
  • a series of videos on aspects of crisis communications
  • a webinar for assessment preparation
  • one-to-one tutor support for assessments
  • online support through the College's learning zone


Duration

6 months

Entry criteria

  • CIPR Professional PR Certificate,
  • OR One year's employment in PR and one of the following: CIPR Specialist Certificate: Internal Communication, CIM Diploma, UK Bachelor's degree (or equivalent in a PR-related discipline),
  • OR, Two year's employment in PR and one of the following: CAM Advanced Diploma in Marketing Communications, NCTJ Diploma, UK Bachelor's degree (or equivalent),
  • OR, Four years' employment in PR (or related sectors) and 5 GCSES

Course module:

Crisis Communications Practice Mandatory

Study hours: 150, split into a provided weekly study plan.

  • Opportunities and threats to trust and reputation
  • Analyse and define types of crisis
  • Manage media and social media in a crisis
  • Establishing a crisis ready organisation
  • Trust as an asset

Assessment: Work based assignment, comprising of Executive Report and analysis.

What our students say

Really good. I am enjoying it very much”: It’s opened my eyes to things I didn’t know” such as “how I shop as a consumer. My Line Manager is very helpful and supportive and my tutor is lovely and helpful. It’s reassuring to know I can reach out to him.

Nooria P. Apprentice Marketing Executive, Abcam

Working with Thomas McAlinden my tutor has been fantastic. The feedback I received on my draft was seriously impactful and helped shape my assignment in the final weeks. The greatest benefit to me was that Thomas was always on hand to help. Every phone call, email or text was answered and responded to without delay. 

Brenton Williams Foundation Certificate Student, Gilead Sciences Inc.

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

CMC Alumnus

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

CMC Alumnus

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

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

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