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PRCA Advanced Certificate (AdCert PRCA)

Level: Practitioner

Aimed at practitioners moving to strategic roles, with the responsibility of delivering effective campaigns for clients, and the professional development of their colleagues and staff

Learning Objectives
Delegates will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and planning. This will be presented in a portfolio of evidence.

Training will comprise of a set of core units and a set of optional units. Selected units must total 280 points, with full day classroom courses worth 40 points, half days 20 points, and webinars 10 points.

Core units (250 Points):

  • Ethics in PR and Communications
  • Project Management
  • Budget Management
  • Account Management
  • Honing Your Copywriting Skills
  • Crisis Communication Management
  • Developing a Digital Strategy

Optional units – 30 points from a curated collection


You can download the Advanced Certificate schedule here.


To complete the learning objectives, delegates will produce a portfolio of evidence throughout their formal training, culminating in an actionable strategic plan. The aim is to not only develop further as an effective PR practitioner, but come away with a plan that can be implemented immediately. This portfolio will contain:

  • Personal SWOT
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Organisational Chart
  • Organisational SWOT
  • Final strategic communication plan (including social media, traditional media)
On Completion: 

On completion you will receive a signed certificate and be entitled to use designatory letters AdCert PRCA in recognition of your achievement.

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