What has seemed like months of marking for the CIPR Diploma and Advanced Certificate qualifications has finally seen candidates receiving their results. Many congratulations to everyone who passed this time around.
There was some very good work submitted, and at Cambridge Marketing Colleges, we are very pleased with the pass rate of 88% for the Advanced Certificate portfolio, 100% for the Diploma planning assignment and 95% for the latest Diploma critical reasoning test (where 19% achieved a distinction grade).
These are tough courses and I am sure it is highly motivational to have gained a good result, with one final assignment remaining. This last part of the course is my favourite as everyone works on individual projects. For the Advanced Certificate, that’s a 2,500 word critique; whilst the Diploma guys work on a 6,000 research dissertation.
CIPR is accepting applications to start studying these qualifications in the Autumn and early indications are that enrolments are going well. This is really encouraging as it indicates personal commitment to improving professional skills and knowledge from people starting out on a PR career (Advanced Certificate) and those already in management roles (Diploma).
I’ve a couple of months that are marking free now, but have already started thinking of how to improve the learning experience next year. There are some great online resources, such as TED that I am keen to include and I’d like to develop a mentoring programme too.