Becoming a Strategic Communications and Media Relations Consultant (PR07)


Duration: 2 Day 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Advanced Certificate
Location: 118a Kensington Church St. London W8 4BH
Price: £1,380

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Duration: 10:00am - 2:00pm BST
Award: Advanced Certificate
Location: Remote
Price: £1,240

Becoming a Strategic Communications Consultant course helps you prepare for a career as a freelancer. The strategic approach to communications and media consultancy requires clarity on vision and goals. The course is designed to train you on how to confidently engage with the media, produce content and plan your media campaigns. During the course, we will look at the various types of media, building your media contacts and how to make your story newsworthy.

This course explains key decision points to identify new opportunities across the digital mix including the shift to content marketing and earned media strategies, as well as the latest trends in marketing. The course will teach you how to tackle your objectives with a strategic approach.

On this course you will learn

  • Defining your communication and media relations objectives
  • What makes an effective communicator 
  • Identifying relevant market and consumer opportunities
  • Refining your target audience segments and behaviours
  • Understanding target audience media consumption patterns
  • Clarifying your strategic intent
  • Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different media channels (online and offline)
  • Understanding multi-media effects
  • Organising media channels to deliver your objectives

Day One

  • Understanding the media landscape and how you can operate a consultant within it 
  • Who’s who in the media world
  • Building your contacts and relationships with the press
  • How to improve your communications skills
  • Producing stories and content that resonate with the media and target audiences

Day Two

  • Understanding your client’s needs and building rapport and engagement
  • Shaping your client’s brand, reputation and positioning
  • Creating a strong PR angle and delivering clear, positive messages via the press
  • Harnessing the power of influencers for your clients


The Advanced Certificate is approved and recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD):


CPD-Approved LSPR Professional Development Advanced Certificate: Sub Editing. The Certificate is awarded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The final Certificate award will be based on the following:

Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

Bespoke Availability 

To meet your specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Please contact LSPR for a quote.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations