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Public Relations

Overview

The surge in popularity and importance that Public Relations has enjoyed in recent years, represents the attempt by professional management to harness yet another tool to wring success from the market-place.

As late as the 1960's, PR was seen as an expensive luxury, available only to a few of the largest corporations. 'Public Image' was something unknown to the average business planner, and 'press coverage' referred to paid advertisements.

Today, few companies are launched without an attempt to generate some media coverage and the scope of focus of PR is changing as it expands from promoting the reputations of commercial and industrial concerns into areas of greater social involvement.

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of this amazing and interesting profession.

Modules

Introduction to public relations

The scope of public relations

The organisation

Corporate identity

The public relations process

Personal attributes

The tools of public relations

Communication and advertising

Oral communication and presentations

Special events and promotions

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

The surge in popularity and importance that Public Relations has enjoyed in recent years, represents the attempt by professional management to harness yet another tool to wring success from the market-place.

As late as the 1960's, PR was seen as an expensive luxury, available only to a few of the largest corporations. 'Public Image' was something unknown to the average business planner, and 'press coverage' referred to paid advertisements.

Today, few companies are launched without an attempt to generate some media coverage and the scope of focus of PR is changing as it expands from promoting the reputations of commercial and industrial concerns into areas of greater social involvement.

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of this amazing and interesting profession.

Modules

Introduction to public relations

The scope of public relations

The organisation

Corporate identity

The public relations process

Personal attributes

The tools of public relations

Communication and advertising

Oral communication and presentations

Special events and promotions

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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