Business Communications Courses

Strong communication skills have never been more essential for business success. Our business communications courses are led by expert trainers who can help you speak and write your way to better business outcomes.

You might wonder what a journalism, media and content training organisation can teach you about performing in meetings with your boss, presenting to new clients, or reaching the next rung of your career. But communication skills are at the heart of business success – and we understand communications training like nobody else.

PA Media Academy is the sister company to PA Media (formerly the Press Association), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. Our business and communication course trainers are journalists and communications professionals who have built their careers on communicating effectively and in sometimes difficult circumstances.

We pour all of that journalism and communications know-how into our business communications courses, so that you leave feeling more confident in your ability to communicate in meetings or through the written word. Our courses are recommended by leading institutions who have witnessed how it can unlock the potential of their workforce and transform careers.

We’re always happy to hear from organisations who like the sound of what we do but can’t quite see a course that fits their needs. We welcome bespoke enquiries and are happy working with delegates at all levels – from new starters who need to build their confidence on the phone, to boardroom stars who are looking to finesse their performance.

All our business and communications courses are available to book as bespoke training for your team, and some are scheduled as courses available 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.

Why train with PA Media Academy?

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  • Newsroom connected with national and international reach
  • More than 50 years’ experience training journalists and PRs
  • All courses are expert-led by working media professionals
  • Trainers have a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Small class sizes allow for practical, interactive exercises
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What our students say

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The staff truly go above and beyond, providing detailed feedback, a wealth of knowledge and many career opportunities. I’d recommend the course to any budding journalist. You’ll have fun, too!  

Erin Waks
, Trainee Sub-Editor
, Daily Mail

The methods and techniques you learn (and apply) on a daily basis through teaching, coursework and eventually exams crop up again and again in both job applications and jobs themselves – the course content is directly relevant to the realities of the industry. 

James Saunders
, Digital News Reporter
, GB News

My time at PA Training was a whirlwind of fun and excitement. The full-time NCTJ course in London is fast-paced and hard work but perfectly sets you up for what to expect in a reporter role.

Camilla Foster
, Reporter
, Newsquest

I made amazing friends, amazing memories and now it has led me to an amazing job which I never would have gotten without my time at Press Association.  

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

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

I really could not recommend Press Association enough to anyone who is looking to jump into the fascinating world of journalism. The course equips you with all the necessary skills you need to enter the industry and the wide range of topics covered leaves it hard for you to ever feel bored.

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

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