Level 7

CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communication

Designed for experienced public relations practitioners who want to develop their expertise in the area of response and crisis management. Start your learning any time with our online learning platform.

Spread the cost of your course*

Take advantage and make an initial payment of £370 by credit/debit card, then spread the remaining amount over 6 equal monthly instalments of £279.50/month

* Available for UK bank accounts only.

Online learning

Online Learning

£1295.00* + VAT

£1295.00* + VAT
* An additional amount of £423.00 for CIPR registration and assessment to be paid at checkout.

Course overview


View the CIPR's full syllabus.


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

Find out what our students receive in their study package as part of this course.

Additional support

There are lots of free resources available within our student community to ensure you gain the best learning experience possible!

  • Learning styles support and practical toolkits to help with your studies.
  • The ‘Marketer’s Sustainability Toolkit’ shows you what you need to action in your organisation.
  • Fortnightly personal development and career webinars.
  • Informal Friday ‘Drop-ins’ which follows a current topic for students to discuss and generate ideas.
  • Two podcasts; one follows the opinions of our experts and the other welcomes guests from the industry.



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

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