The second year’s results from the Institute of Public Relations
foundation and diploma courses are out - and they reveal that PR
students are getting smarter.
The number of students on both courses who gained distinctions has risen
since last year, the first year the courses were run.
Three diploma students gained distinctions this year, while ten managed
the same feat on the foundation course.
The IPR denied this was because standards had slipped. ’The examiners
are all external, and they thought standards had improved,’ said an IPR
Instead, the improvement in marks was attributed to a higher standard of
candidate, and the fact that those who undertake the course are keen to
get a professional qualification.