The CIPR Specialist Certificate in Internal Communications is ideal for junior PR professionals considering a career in internal communications or those who are working in a related field.  It provides learners with an understanding of the key concepts of internal communications as well as the skills needed to fulfil a role in this area of public relations.

This Specialist Certificate is a Level 5 qualification and can be completed in just 6 to 8 months. The course is delivered via online distance learning, and virtual live classes (evenings or weekends).

Distance Learning

  • Virtual Classes £950 +VAT
  • Not Including CIPR Fees

Free Project Management Qualification

All delegates who choose to undertake their CIM or CIPR qualifications with us, will have the option of studying a free project management qualification as well. Delegates can choose between either the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification* (PFQ), the AgilePM Foundation or the PRINCE2 Foundation.

These courses provide a great introduction to project management skills, which tie in nicely to wider public relations roles. If you would like to gain the full project management qualification, you will just need to pay the assessment and/or book fees associated with your chosen course.

Course Structure

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how internal communication impacts organisational effectiveness
  • Select and apply internal communication models to support achievement of objectives
  • Identify the key issues facing internal communicators in strategy setting
  • Carry out research to support development of an internal communication plan
  • Produce an internal communication plan
  • Outline how social media can be used effectively in the internal communication


The Specialist Diploma is assessed through one assignment, comprising of two elements:

  • 2000 word internal communication plan
  • 1000 word content curation and brief for piece of creative work

Course Details

Entry Requirements

This qualification is ideal for graduates who are looking to pursue a career in PR, or candidates with at least 1 year of experience in a junior PR role.

Course Start Dates

If you choose to study via online distance learning, you can start at any time. If you choose live virtual classes, there are various start dates throughout the year; February, June, September and November.


The price of the CIPR Specialist Certificate in Internal Communications is £850 + VAT for pure distance learning and £950 + VAT for virtual classes. There is an additional cost of £359 for CIPR registration and assessment.

Study Options

The Certificate in Internal Communications can be studied via either distance learning or virtual classes. With pure distance-learning, delegates can get started on the course at any time and are free to work through the online materials at their own pace at any time. Virtual-learning classes are delivered by expert PR tutors over Zoom and all delegates have full access to the online learning system.