Further Training

As a part of its Member Services IPRA has partnered with a number of organisations with long experience in public relations training. Members may select the organisation and training options that interest them from the choice below.


The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) UK

More than 2000 public relations professionals train with the CIPR every year.  Most of our students are not CIPR members, and 98% of our delegates recommend us to their colleagues.  

What we offer:

We have courses in Leadership and Management, Financial Management, and Crisis and Reputation Management, as well as in core Communications skills.

Our main training offer is in London, with a smaller range of courses available in Scotland, the Northeast of England and other English regions.  We also organise in-house training for organisations both in the UK and in other countries. This can mirror the training in our open courses, or it can be more specialised, and tailored to your organisation’s needs.   

More information here.


Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) UK

With now over 100 courses on offer, there is a PRCA training course to help you develop as a professional – whatever the stage of your career.

All our courses have a practical focus, meaning the skills, techniques and best practice covered in our training can be used with immediate effect upon returning to work. We deliver content rich, cutting edge and relevant learning experiences which deliver benefit for both the organisation and the individual.

What we offer:

Online Training:

For those limited by distance or cost, the PRCA has developed a series of highly interactive 90-minute Webinars. Delegates attend these sessions live online.

Face-to-face Training:

We deliver over 50 courses in London, with the ten most popular of those also being offered at training centres in other UK cities.

Bespoke Training:

Any one of our courses can be tailored to the specific needs of your team and brought in-house at a time that is convenient to you.


PRCA Qualifications is a structured programme of professional development.

More information here.



Follow the links to the organisation of your choice and follow their links to training information. If you have questions about the training contact them directly – IPRA can’t help you!  Once interested contact the organisation either via their website or by email, declaring you are a paid-up IPRA member. This will entitle you to a special rate for the training. The organisation will check back with IPRA and then confirm the rate to you. Good luck and good learning!


PR Diploma: Training in Arabic

IPRA has an agreement with the Arab Institute for Public Relations in Beirut, Lebanon for training for a PR Diploma. This course is in Arabic and applicable to certain Arabic-speaking countries. The Diploma is endorsed by IPRA. The course lasts 6 months and can be done by distance learning. Once you have completed the course successfully you will be awarded the Diploma. The Diploma is signed by the IPRA President and sent to you by email in a quality suitable for home printing. You will also be given free one-year membership of IPRA. An IPRA membership gives you the ability to download a Certificate of Membership.

Full information here.