Absolutely! Delivered and accredited by the PRII, Ireland’s professional body for PR & Communications practitioners, the diploma is universally recognised in the industry.
Industry experts, PR professionals and academics, and guest lecturers all present and contribute to the course, ensuring that everything you learn is up to date and relevant to this dynamic and ever-changing profession.
You will gain a complete understanding of all aspects of the industry, both academic and professional. You will:
The Professional Environment & Strategic Value of Public Relations
The contribution of PR to organisation success | Developing positive stakeholder relationships | Consumer PR |Corporate communication | Sponsorship | Corporate social responsibility | Crisis & issues communication | Internal communications | Community engagement | PR consultancy and in-house department structures | Client-consultancy relationships | Employer-PR manager relationship | New business pitches |
Communication Theory & Practice
Core communication theories and models | Communication concepts & strategies | Purposeful communication| Evaluation and measurement | Writing skills | Customised and purposeful PR materials.
Media Theory & Practice
Contemporary media | Media objectives, constraints and pressures | Media structures, needs, audiences and preferences | Building positive media relationships | News story structure | Customised releases and statements | Social media content |
Working with a wide range of complementary professions | Integrated communications campaigns
Law, Regulations, Ethics & Political Environment
Legal constraints | Regulation and protections under Irish Law | National and international ethical guidelines | PR relationships with Irish political establishment and wider society
PR Campaigns & Presentation Skills
Application of course learning | Real world practical tasks | Professional presentation skills
Monday 23 September 2019 for two evenings per week
(€720 deposit required to secure a place)
Note: All fees must be paid in full before examinations can be taken.
If two or more students from the same employer undertake the diploma course, a 25% discount will be applied to the second and subsequent students, provided that the fees for all are paid by the employer against the same invoice.
You must be aged over 18 and have passed a minimum of five subjects in the Leaving Certificate or hold a qualification at Level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications. These requirements can be waived if you have a minimum of two years professional experience in a public relations or communications role.
Enrolment is ongoing and closes 14 days before course commencement. Course places are limited and are awarded competitively.
Your application will be assessed by the PRII and, if appropriate, a follow-up interview scheduled. If the course is over-subscribed, priority will be given to those already working in Public Relations or a related role, followed by those seeking the qualification to seek employment in the profession. There is no charge for making an application.