CIPR qualifications – another top result

grape-results The latest round of results have confirmed another impressive performance for the CIPR Advanced Certificate and Diploma candidates at Cambridge Marketing Colleges.  This quite an achievement as these committed professionals have needed to combine their studies with busy work and family lives.

Not only is it very satisfying to see a high pass rate, but a considerable percentage achieved merit or distinction grades.

At this point in their studies, we also see another measure of the value of taking a professional qualification – promotions or job changes.  Only last Saturday in a class of eight (who are only on their 2nd assignment out of three), one person reported she had just obtained a much better position, another was shortlisted for second interview and the CV (resume) of a third was circulating with top recruitment agencies.

At the start of the course, I always ask candidates to list their hopes and fears.  Top concern is the challenge of finding the time to study, whilst the main hope is to improve career prospects and/or recognition with bosses.  Without doubt, although involving considerable effort, the CIPR qualifications deliver on these aims.

Credit must go also to my team of tutors who provide invaluable support to the students – and the brilliant set of Greenbanana materials and online resource that I’ve developed.

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.