Online Public Relations course (level 4 diploma)
An accredited PR course for individuals and businesses
Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support | Recognised qualification
Organisations who use our courses:
Our online PR course is equips you with the skills you need to handle public relations and social media marketing for a range of publications.
It is now more important than ever for businesses and other professional organisations to get the right messages out to the media and public. They must also be able to effectively manage their online reputations and handle any PR crises that arise.
Many leading corporations including Bioversity International, South East Water and TNT Magazine use our online Public Relations course to train their staff. And numerous individuals testify that it is practical, effective and great value for money.
Successful learner, Glen Ruffle told us: “The course was very good, much more than I expected. I learned lots about the internet and writing press releases”.
This comprehensive PR course, you will give you the confidence and training you need to work in a variety of communications-based roles, using traditional marketing channels and multimedia platforms.
You will also develop additional skills, such as newswriting, conducting interviews, communicating with the media and using TV and Radio. See course subjects
This course is ideal for:
- People looking to build a rewarding career in PR.
- Marketers looking to develop their skills.
- Existing PR’s who want to refresh and develop their skills.
- Journalists who want a thorough understanding of Public Relations.
- People who want to start their own freelance business.
What will I learn?
Our comprehensive online public relations course will teach you how to:
- Write effective press releases and distribute them to the right outlets.
- Develop lasting and productive working relationships with journalists and editors.
- Get the most out of social media.
- Plan and implement targeted PR strategies that get results.
You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Andy Carter, who is a professional communications consultant. He will help you every step of the way.
He will also give you personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and provide expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.
When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards and Certa Awards level 4 diploma in public relations. It proves you are a qualified PR professional. ABC Awards and Certa Awards are leading national awarding bodies that are both regulated by Ofqual.
Our public relations course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme, which is regulated by Ofqual. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards and Certa Awards level 4 diploma in public relations course, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.
The ABC Awards and Certa Awards diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 4 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards and Certa Awards are leading national awarding bodies that are both regulated by Ofqual.
In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in public relations, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified communications professional.
These awards will equip you to apply for PR and social media jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
PR course tutor: Andy Carter
Group head of news | comms director and consultant
As a public relations course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Andy Carter, who is a professional communications consultant.
He has been in charge of PR and communications at Leeds city council, Northumbria university, the London Borough of Sutton and Peterborough city council.
He also runs his own PR consultancy.
He will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.
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PR course subjects
This vocational course covers every aspect of public relations. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on the real-world of public relations.
Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.
This course costs £494.50 including VAT. This is all you pay. There are no hidden charges, and we have a range of payment methods, so you can purchase your course wherever you live.
You can either pay the fee in full, or with four monthly instalments of £123.62 including VAT.
What happens when I enrol?
There are no set enrolment dates. You can begin studying when you want to.
Once you have completed your enrolment form and paid your fee, you will receive a login to our Online Learning Area.
There, you will find your learning materials and other resources. You can start studying when you want to.
Access to our resources library
You will have free and unlimited access to our extensive resources library. It contains downloadable podcasts, videos, ebooks and tips files to help your career.
This is in addition to your comprehensive course materials and tutor support.
You can study this online course wherever you live. We have students in more than 100 countries. And you can trust us, as we are accredited by two international accrediting bodies:
Both organisations promote excellence in worldwide online study, so international students can verify our quality before they enrol.
Accreditation and quality
We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:
Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.
CMP Charter Mark
The Charter Mark is our benchmark of educational quality. We award it to graduates who have also demonstrated they can work professionally in the online environment.
The Charter Mark gives employers the confidence that candidates applying for jobs or freelance work have received accredited training and independent assessment. And it gives learners credibility in the competitive world of public relations.