The PRCA (Public Relations Communications Association) is the largest PR association in Europe, representing over 12,000 people in agencies, communications teams, and individuals. The goal of the PRCA is to raise standards in PR and communications by providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice, and creating networking opportunities.



We have worked with the PRCA to agree that all GCS Core and Associate members (not Affiliate) are now members of the PRCA. If you work in a communications role within a ministerial / non-ministerial government department or one of their associated arms length body organisations you are eligible to become a member.

Benefits of your membership

GCS staff now have full access to the following: 

  • Unlimited use of PRCA’s extensive live and interactive webinars
  • Unlimited access to all PRCA’s masterclasses and expert briefings
  • Free access to the PRCA’s insight library
  • Free access to the PRCA’s regional and sectoral groups
  • Member discount on all PRCA face to face training
  • Free access to a global network of professionals

To view our highlighted up-coming webinars, please click here.

How to access membership

Accessing PRCA webinars via the Public Sector Portal

  1. Register with PRCA using your departmental email address.
  2. Add your chosen courses to your diary/calendar 
  3. On the day of your chosen course go to the public sector portal (this page) and follow the “Enter Webinar Room” link below.
  4. When the webinar is due to start, sign in as a guest using your email address and wait to be accepted into the webinar room

IMPORTANT: There is no need to book PRCA webinars. If you need confirmation of attendance for CPD purposes, please contact us.

This has been tested in several departments and it is hoped that the majority of members will not have any technical problems. If you do, please speak to your IT team. Alternatively, PRCA content can also be accessed via personal devices.

Click here for a guide on how to access free webinars, PDF (414KB)

On Demand Webinars 

The GCS now has access to PRCA webinars on demand. If you are a Core or Associate member, you can gain access to this great tool by first downloading the On Demand Brochure.

This is a new service as of 25 January 2017 and is in beta testing.

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