ICCO announces new training programme & qualifications

ICCO has announced at its Board of Management meeting that it is launching an extensive training and qualifications programme as part of its commitment to raising industry standards.

The new initiative is part of ICCO’s drive to be at the forefront of improving talent and skills across the global PR and communications industry, aimed at reaching everyone from those starting out in their careers to seasoned practitioners.

There are approximately 40 training courses to choose from in the new programme, covering a range of disciplines. All courses are available online and are highly interactive and convenient. All courses are run by industry leaders with a breadth of knowledge.

ICCO is launching a new qualification, ‘Global PR and Communications Management Diploma’, which is the first of its kind and draws on worldwide knowledge alongside a collaborative approach. The qualification is based on a points system and each undertaken course is set within a module based on a particular skill. Delegates must complete at least one course within each skill to pass their qualification.

Francis Ingham, Chief Executive, ICCO, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce ICCO’s new training and qualifications programme. Ensuring that we help develop talent is of the utmost importance to ICCO and this new initiative is a huge step in the right direction to ensuring a bright future for our industry.”

For more information contact Masha Palos, Training and Professional Development Director: masha.palos@prca.or.uk

About ICCO
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations operating in 48 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent some 2,500 PR firms.