PR & Communications Courses

From connecting with journalists to crafting the perfect press release, build your skills with PR and Communications courses from PA Media Academy.

What makes a story? What really drives the news cycle? What is that journalists really want? We tackle all these questions and more in our PR and Communications short courses. You’ll learn from expert trainers who will share their experience of  working as both journalists and communications professionals, helping you gain new insight.

As practitioners ourselves, we know that best learning happens through doing, so you’ll find that our courses include plenty of practical exercises that allow you to put learning into practice. We pride ourselves on giving clear and helpful feedback that allows you to see real improvement in your writing, pitching, idea generation and more.


We’re always happy to hear from organisations who like the sound of what we do but can’t see a course that fits their needs. We welcome bespoke enquiries and are happy working with delegates at all levels – from those at the beginning of their careers just developing their nose for news, to senior members of staff looking to refresh their knowledge and keep skills up to date.

All our PR and communications courses are available to book as bespoke training for your team, and some are available as scheduled courses open to all that you can book as an individual. Find our current calendar here.

And if you’d prefer to see all of our courses in one place, just click here.

Experts in journalism, PR, communications, and digital storytelling 

We are the PA Media Academy, a leading centre for journalism, communications, media and content training. We are the sister company to PA Media (formerly the Press Association), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. At the PA Media Academy, we teach what we know best: news and news-based communications, writing and editing, and digital storytelling across multiple platforms. In an age of AI, these skills have never mattered more.

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Training for your team

You can book onto our scheduled courses as an individual or talk to us about team training. Our courses are also available in a range of bespoke packages and formats tailored to your organisation’s needs and drawing on your own published output. We can train your team in your workspace, at our central London training centre, or remotely – choose the content, duration and location that suits you.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements with a member of our training team.

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What our students say

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I was able to count on excellent teachers and professionals who helped me push my limits and achieve my goals. I was impressed by the quality of the course and the motivation teachers put into it. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!

Laure Poncet
, Research Officer
, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

What a great session we had on Communicating with Impact. Bridgid shared practical techniques to enhance and develop our communications skills so we can present and speak publicly or to senior stakeholders with confidence and impact.  I speak for my whole team in highly recommending Bridgid Nzekwu if you are after effective and fun communication training.

, Group Legal Director, Corporate Commercial & Compliance

Being equipped with an NCTJ Diploma does massive favours for your future, and the skills the course taught me are ones I lean on every single day. The simple fact is, I wouldn’t be where I am without that course. 

Alex Barker
, Videographer & Presenter
, The Athletic

Not only did I develop the necessary toolkit to become a journalist, but I also did so in an environment that fosters a real sense of community and personal career support.

Erin Waks
, Trainee Sub-Editor
, Daily Mail

I learned to write concise articles and features, while developing my skills in social media, interviewing sources, and producing stories for an increasingly online audience. The course has allowed me to start a full-time journalism career.

Jonathan Moynihan
, Social Media Producer
, Forces News

It’s a great place to make connections – networking with teachers, guest speakers and fellow students can be key to gaining advice or even job opportunities during and after the course. 

James Saunders
, Digital News Reporter
, GB News 

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