🎓   Comms Creatives Academy

Be that always up-to-date, peak-performance comms expert

With a whole year of unlimited access to all classes, courses and resources, you’ve got everything you need to become a professional, creative powerhouse.

And with new comms and social media classes added every month, you’ll never run out of learning opportunities.

It’s fun too. You’re going to have the best year of your professional life.


 🎓   Skills & Professional Development

A year of comms skills, confidence and career building

Comms Creatives Academy is a flexible programme of  training and devlopement for busy corporate communications professionals to become confident experts who get brilliant results for their brand. 

You get practical and inspirational skills training, and fun events, resources and challenges. And it won’t be boring.

Unlimited access to ALL of our live and on-demand courses

Learn the skills that most matter to you, at a pace that fits around your work.

Top rated courses

Internal Comms Expert Programme

With Jessica Roberts

9 week course for internal commmunications professionals to grow their internal communications knowledge, confidence and strategy skills

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TikTok Crash Course

With Zander Mills, Jack Grasby and Hel Reynolds

Learn how to make it on TikTok for your brand – whether you’re a small public sector organisation, a charity, B2B, or a big commercial brand.

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Social Media Expert Programme

With Hel Reynolds

9 week course for communications and marketing professionals to increase your brand’s impact and grow your confidence and creativity.

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Join members from brands like:

 🎓   Interactive, online and practical

Unlimited social media courses, workshops, masterclasses

Join us live, or take a course from our online archive – there are over 40, with a new lesson recording and resources  added each month. 

Our most popular courses are the Social Media Expert Programme, The Engaging Content Bootcamp, and the TikTok Crash Course.

You can see all the upcoming classes on our courses page – you’ll get VIP access to EVERYTHING.

You can pick and choose as you please, or fill out a learning plan and set some goals for growth.

Others can book, but you’ll get free access to everything

Live classes coming up:

 🎓   Flexible, online, easy

The skills and wellbeing training plan designed for busy comms professionals

You already know your stuff, but this time next year you can be the confident, expert communicator who gets big results, every time.

We all want our work to have impact, but communications professionals often face a few problems:

  • Your audiences aren’t fully engaged and interested in important but heavy, often complex topics
  • You feel creatively constrained by a need to keep your content well-judged and uncontroversial
  • It can be hard to find time to upskill and craft your best work

But you CAN bring your brand’s comms to life!


You can dip in and out when you want to. It’s not something you have to commit to – you do whatever is going to help you. I like that flexibility.

Before I joined, I wasn’t aware of algorithms, how to grow your followers, reach, output, things like that. I realised it’s not just about creating content, there’s a whole strategy around it.

Being able to go to an expert and say: ‘What do you think? I’m running this campaign and it might be a bit boring. How can I make it more attractive?’ Getting that advice and having a place to do that is great.

I feel safe because I know that support is there when I need it.

Rukshana Ahmed

Enabled Living Healthcare

The social media strategy course was so helpful, and continuing with the social expert course and all the masterclasses have really improved our social media and made a huge difference!

Holly Felstead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation, Trust

It completely changed my way of thinking about how we engage with our customers.

I feel far more confident in my job and I also feel like I have more ideas about content.

Lauren Parsons

South East Water

 🎓   Membership features

Find your communications superpowers – get to the top of your game

With Comms Creatives Academy, all year you learn skills, get inspiration, handy templates and resources AND encouragement with implementation. 

  • Produce more creative, effective content and better campaigns
  • Increase your brand's social media engagement
  • Boost your brand's reach with internal and external audiences
  • Grow your confidence
  • Love your job

World-class online training

40+ Online courses and masterclasses taught by experts will grow your skills so you use the best strategies and tactics. 

Career and wellbeing sessions

Sessions designed to lift your head out from the day-to-day grind, giving you space for planning, strategy and creative practice

Spark! online drop-in sessions

Monthly Q&A meetings give you personalised expert advice on anything you’re working on, or a challenge you face

Comms Creatives goody box

A few little bright and cheery gifts from us to help you study, make some genius notes,  and stay creative

Private networking community

60 minute sessions lift your head out from the day-to-day grind, giving you stress-relief and creative practice

The comms success toolkit

Templates, calendars, guides and tools save time and make life easy, so you can concentrate on being creative

 🎓   Your time to thrive

It’s not just a few social media courses, in the Academy you grow and develop as a person

As far as we’re concerned – there’s no way you can learn new skills if you’re not also looking after your personal development, wellbeing, and happiness at work. SO we halp you understand how to get buy-in, have difficult conversations and create an impact in your role.

  • Social media strategy
  • Crisis communications
  • Internal communications and employee experience
  • Creative communications campaigns
  • Audience growth
  • Confidence and mindset
  • Engaging content creation
  • Planning, organisation and productivity
  • Planning, organisation and productivity
  • Copywriting
  • Advanced tactics for Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • TikTok and Instagram Reels
  • Social media management
  • Evaluation and analytics
  • Leadership and buy-in
  • Comms career development

 🎓   Who it’s for

Designed for you.  Not them.


  • A new or experienced communications, public relations or marketing professional working in-house
  • A motivated professional eager to learn and grow your career
  • A person who is curious about trying out new ideas, techniques and strategies - and loves learning
  • Someone who respects diversity - who loves different people, varied backgrounds, and an interesting range of perspectives
  • A person who supports others and wants to encourage colleagues and without judgement or jealousy


  • Someone who is NOT working in role that involves communication, and wants to learn social media basics
  • A professional who just wants to do the bare minimum to get by
  • Someone who wants to do things the way they’ve always done it - learning new skills sounds like too much hard work
  • Someone who prefers to be surrounded only with people who think, sound, look, and act like them
  • A person who is judgey of others in the industry, or sees them as competition

 🎓   Specialist expertise at your fingertips

Meet your expert trainers

You’ll take part in lessons from leading experts in their field who join us as guest tutors and resident experts. And you’ll get to know our resident tutors too:


Hel Reynolds

Your main trainer in Comms Creatives Academy is Hel Reynolds, multi-award-winning social media expert.

Strategist, cartoonist and content wizard – she can help you make the most of your talent.

She’s worked in and with communications and marketing teams for over 15 years, and she’s on a mission to get you feeling creative, fearless and proud of your work.

Get her on TwitterLinkedinFacebookInsta or join the Comms Creatives Club for lots of interesting chats and advice on unleashing your creativity.

Hel leads the Social Media Strategist Course, The Social Media Expert Programme, and the Social Media SOS: Crisis Comms Course.

Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts is a global internal comms and culture consultant, who leads the Internal Comms Expert programme.

For over 16 years, Jess has helped businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries create moments that matter for their employees every day. At the heart of that, she believes, is the ability to be a skilled communicator.

She’s partnered with an exciting and varied set of clients throughout her career including Sky, Aldi, Just Eat, Zalando, Vodafone, and more. She’s also led in-house comms teams in the public and non-profit sector.


Jack and Zander

 These two creative comms legends train as a pair, and together they create a kind of magic that will inspire you and get you feeling you can take on the world. 

Your dynamic duo tutors that took South Yorkshire’s TikTok account from 0 to 150,000 followers. 

They run the TikTok Crash Course and the Creative Campaigns course.


Zander Mills

Zander has worked in public relations for more than 15 years- including over a decade and is currently Corporate Communication Manager at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, leading a team which has won multiple awards for its delivery of properly planned and measured behaviour change campaigns. 

Jack Grasby

Jack has spent the past five years as Campaigns Manager for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and Senior Communications Manager at Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service. 

He’s played a key role in leading an award-winning communication team, delivering campaigns that make a difference, overseeing hugely successful social media channels, and running the service’s press office. 

Jack himself is also a viral sensation, with one particular video causing people to worry for his shoes and laptop.

 Grow your skills, confidence, creativity

Or you can arrange registration and payment by invoice

🚦   Make the case

Get the green light! What your boss needs to know

Whoever is funding your professional development needs to know the value of you becoming a Comms Creatives Academy member.

Here are useful facts to mention when making the case for you joining, 

  • Impact: I'll learn and get support to get better results - increasing our brand's engagement, creativity and the effectiveness of our messaging
  • Cutting-edge: It'll keep our brand ahead of the curve with an up-to-date understanding of the latest comms and digital trends and developments
  • Time-saving: I'll have access to lessons and resources that will make me more productive so I can manage my workload more efficiently
  • Flexibility: I can fit this in around my schedule without interfering with work commitments - the courses are all online and can be accessed live and on replay
  • Wellbeing: Comms Creatives specialise in making learning creative, and fun and this will help as a stress reliever to boost my energy and enthusiasm for comms
  • Community: I'll get to network and learn with communications professionals from all sorts of industries and companies.


Here are some of the most common questions we get about the Comms Creatives Academy

Get in touch if you have a question we haven’t answered here.

I’m not in the UK, can I still join?

You are most welcome! We’ve had students from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand join us – you just have to ask for clarification if we say something that sounds weird to you, or our British accents sounds funny.

What if it’s not advanced enough? Or too basic?

All training is intermediate (with options to try more advanced skills for those who are more experienced). It’s for professionals already in a comms job. It isn’t for people who need technical basics. Experienced communicators may encounter methods and strategies they have used before, but the course will help you approach them in a new and more creative way. We’ll take you from good to exceptional!

I feel like I should know this stuff already.

We all start somewhere. This course will quickly build your confidence and skills. Don’t worry about what you should know and get excited about what you’re about to learn!

What if I can’t make live sessions?

No worries.  You can catch up on any and all of the replays any time you want – for a whole year!

We’ve designed this whole experience to be flexible, so you don’t miss out when unpredicable stuff crops up in life and work.

Will it be too much work? My job is already WAY too busy as it is!

Oh, we know the feeling! That’s why we have designed time-saving resources and  flexible, bitesized training.

Making time when you work in comms is no easy task. But it will pay off in the improvements and tips you learn to create better content in a shorter amount of time.

We’re on your side, and will support you as best we can to fit this around your work and life so it feels like it is saving you time in the long run.

Is this training suitable for my industry (B2B, public sector, charity, retail, corporate, etc.)?

We make sure that the principles and techniques you learn apply to communications professionals working in any industry. We use case studies and examples from a wide range of organisations and we also ensure you have time to discuss how you can make the lessons work for your brand.

How can I convince my boss to approve me taking this programme?

Show them how investing in you and your company will resut in huge improvements to the impact you make. 

We have an email template that you can use to send your boss or traning manager that will outline why it’s a worthy investment. 

This is more than we would expect to spend on training - is it worth the investment?

Membership is an investment, not a cost. As well as being lower price than equivalent courses, nowhere else can you learn highly effective techniques and proven methods to massively increase your social media effectiveness. You’ll get world-class and innovative teaching, personal attention, as well as templates, tips and tricks that will save you time and make you more productive. We plan on making this the best year of your professional life.

We’re a charity/public sector organisation - can we get a discount?

The cost reflects the quality and breadth of training, expertise and attention you receive. However we offer a discount to make this more affordable for charity and public sector organisations, enter the promo code ‘nonprofit10’ at checkout or mention it when arranging enrolment by invoice.