The CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications is ideal for senior PR professionals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to an organisation’s risk assessment and crisis preparation. This Crisis Communication Specialist Diploma is also designed for generalist PR professionals wanting to develop their understanding of crisis planning and for those aiming to specialise in crisis communications.

Through this level 7 qualification (Master’s level) you will learn to apply key concepts in crisis response and learn how to lead an organisation’s risk assessment, crisis preparations and crisis management. The course takes approximately 6 months to complete.

CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications
From £1250 +VAT

Study Options and Start Dates

The Diploma in Crisis Communications can be studied via either distance learning or virtual classes. 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.

Next start date: w/c 10th June

What’s Included

1 year of support to complete your course

Unlimited support access and personal tutor support

Interest-free payment options

Free Project Management course

Free access to Marketing Principles pre-course

What’s Involved

Download the CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications syllabus.

To gain the CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications, you are required to complete one unit and a written assessment.

You will learn how to analyse the causes of circumstances requiring crisis communication, as well as how to contribute to risk assessments. You will cover how to manage public relations during a crisis, including strategic and tactical messaging and best practice strategies. Finally, you will learn how to critically evaluate a crisis response, including post-crisis reputation repair.

Complete an Additional Specialist Diploma with 50% Off!

Once you start your qualification, you’ll also gain free reading access to all the Level 7 Specialist Diplomas. If you wish to study another Specialist Diploma and take the assignment, you’ll receive a 50% discount off the standard price.

Distance Learning
From £1250 + VAT with 1 year of support

Virtual Classes
From £1350 + VAT with 1 year of support

We provide payment plans to suit most students.

Please note: Prices do not include your CIPR membership (£81)
or assessment fees (£356 per unit).

The CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications is aimed at experienced PR professionals.

To undertake this qualification, you are required to have one of the following:

  • A previous CIPR Qualification and two years’ experience in PR
  • A business or marketing degree, in addition to one year’s work experience
  • A non-business or marketing degree, in addition to two years’ experience in PR
  • Four years’ full-time employment in PR, in addition to five GCSEs, one of which must be in English Language
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