Stuart runs courses on public affairs for the CIPR and PRCA.

His courses include:

“Stuart is both a well informed and engaging presenter who is very willing to share his knowledge and experience”.

“Stuart Thomson’s CIPR Practical Public Affairs workshop provided me with an excellent insight into the world of public affairs, policy making and the legisaltive process. I recommend his workshop and his timely blog contributions to anyone with an interest in the workings of parliament and public affairs.”

“Your teaching style was really engaging and I took a lot from the day. I felt really inspired to look at doing more Public Affairs projects at work, but more importantly I gained the knowledge and confidence to actually undertake them. Although I still love traditional PR, the course has given me an extra skill, and I believe it’s really helped me make my mark in the PR team.”

‘’I enjoyed completing the Diploma and look forward to putting into practice what I learned on the course. The course is well-structured and flexible, so it’s easy to fit it around other commitments. The support from the tutor from beginning to end was also very helpful.’’

‘’The PRCA Diploma in Public Affairs Management was a great course that allowed me to gain valuable insight and learn best practice for public affairs. The course covers many practical elements and is ideal for those working in PR but perhaps not directly in public affairs and who would like to have a good understanding of parliamentary processes.’’

”I decided to enrol in the PRCA Diploma in Public Affairs Management to hone my practical skills in public affairs.  The course offered great tips for engaging Ministers, MPs, and civil servants. The combination of background reading and lectures provides a solid foundation for the final assignment.  Both the course lecturer and the staff at PRCA were helpful and always ready to answer a query.  Stuart’s relaxed and approachable style makes digesting the course content manageable.  I thoroughly enjoyed the course and appreciated the efforts made by Stuart and the PRCA team to provide a good learning environment during the COVID lockdown.  For those keen to get into public affairs, I recommend this course.”

“I would thoroughly recommend the diploma for anyone involved or looking to gain an in-depth insight into the main principles and procedures of public affairs. As well as the key knowledge gained from the experience, the support and expertise offered from the course leaders was exceptional.”

“Completing the Diploma in Public Affairs Management has been integral to my professional development.  The flexible learning structure, tutor support and online resources meant that I could fit the course around my work schedule. Being able to write the final assignment on a public affairs issue of my choice meant that I could combine my learning and development with a work related output.  I definitely recommend this course to communications professionals looking to build on their public affairs skills.”

“The diploma provided an overview of the UK’s parliamentary processes, the legislative procedure and the opportunities for ethical and responsible lobbying within this. For people who are just joining the industry it is a great introduction to the key concepts, models and frameworks of public affairs and political PR.”