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Creative Writing Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI410

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This broad base diploma helps you to understand the writing process and the skills you, as a writer, will need.

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Creative Writing Diploma overview

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.

Mark Twain, the author of several 19th Century novels including "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", notes with irony the complex process and nature of writing. This Diploma in Creative Writing can be the basis you need to write not only fiction but factual pieces of work too. 

There are all kinds of barriers that stop us filling the blank screen or paper with words - confidence being one of them!

This broad base diploma helps you to understand the writing process and the skills you, as a writer, will need.

The 14 modules which you can study online or as a paper copy of the course cover all kinds of aspects and genres, providing a firm foundation for your writing, whether you choose to make a career out of writing or continue to write for your own pleasure. 

This qualification will;

  • Explore different texts and genres - helping you to discover a passion or develop one for a certain genre
  • Help you begin the writing process -  the hardest step for a writer can be knowing where and how to start
  • Examine writing for different settings – from radio plays to writing for children, there are modules that cover the different styles of writing and how to adapt your own style to suit
  • Non-fiction writing – writing for the web is a common aspect that many writers now find themselves employed on a freelance basis to do for a wide variety of clients
  • Build your confidence in all kinds of writing, including script writing – writing for TV or the stage requires different writing skills but if you have a great idea for a stage or screen play, this module will be of interest

This creative writing distance learning diploma also looks at being published, approaching agents and offers valuable advice for when you are looking to publish your work.

What follows creative writing courses and distance learning?

Many students go on to become published or carve out a career as a writer for online publications and websites.

It may be that you write as a hobby and use this qualification to enhance your current skill set. Like other students, you may decide to continue with your studies, taking other online courses such as fiction writing courses or more specialist qualifications, such as exploring linguistics.

Modules

  • Module 1: Creative writing and you
  • Module 2: Exploring different texts and genres
  • Module 3: Starting to write
  • Module 4: The short story
  • Module 5: Poetry
  • Module 6: Writing for radio
  • Module 7: The novel
  • Module 8: Life writing
  • Module 9: Writing for children
  • Module 10: Non-fiction writing
  • Module 11: Scriptwriting
  • Module 12: The editing process
  • Module 13: Getting published
  • Module 14: Being a writer

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous knowledge required to enrol on to this programme.

Assessment

You will complete a number of exercises, activities and assignments to be submitted to your tutor for marking to gain the Level 3 Creative Writing Diploma.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Creative Writing Diploma. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your distance learning Level 3 Creative Writing Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 12 months and included in the cost of the Creative Writing Diploma programme.

course description

Creative Writing Diploma overview

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.

Mark Twain, the author of several 19th Century novels including "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", notes with irony the complex process and nature of writing. This Diploma in Creative Writing can be the basis you need to write not only fiction but factual pieces of work too. 

There are all kinds of barriers that stop us filling the blank screen or paper with words - confidence being one of them!

This broad base diploma helps you to understand the writing process and the skills you, as a writer, will need.

The 14 modules which you can study online or as a paper copy of the course cover all kinds of aspects and genres, providing a firm foundation for your writing, whether you choose to make a career out of writing or continue to write for your own pleasure. 

This qualification will;

  • Explore different texts and genres - helping you to discover a passion or develop one for a certain genre
  • Help you begin the writing process -  the hardest step for a writer can be knowing where and how to start
  • Examine writing for different settings – from radio plays to writing for children, there are modules that cover the different styles of writing and how to adapt your own style to suit
  • Non-fiction writing – writing for the web is a common aspect that many writers now find themselves employed on a freelance basis to do for a wide variety of clients
  • Build your confidence in all kinds of writing, including script writing – writing for TV or the stage requires different writing skills but if you have a great idea for a stage or screen play, this module will be of interest

This creative writing distance learning diploma also looks at being published, approaching agents and offers valuable advice for when you are looking to publish your work.

What follows creative writing courses and distance learning?

Many students go on to become published or carve out a career as a writer for online publications and websites.

It may be that you write as a hobby and use this qualification to enhance your current skill set. Like other students, you may decide to continue with your studies, taking other online courses such as fiction writing courses or more specialist qualifications, such as exploring linguistics.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous knowledge required to enrol on to this programme.

assessment

Assessment

You will complete a number of exercises, activities and assignments to be submitted to your tutor for marking to gain the Level 3 Creative Writing Diploma.

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Creative Writing Diploma. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your distance learning Level 3 Creative Writing Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 12 months and included in the cost of the Creative Writing Diploma programme.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: Creative writing and you
  • Module 2: Exploring different texts and genres
  • Module 3: Starting to write
  • Module 4: The short story
  • Module 5: Poetry
  • Module 6: Writing for radio
  • Module 7: The novel
  • Module 8: Life writing
  • Module 9: Writing for children
  • Module 10: Non-fiction writing
  • Module 11: Scriptwriting
  • Module 12: The editing process
  • Module 13: Getting published
  • Module 14: Being a writer
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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    I can't be complimentary enough!

    After trying numerous sites over the years I have been let down repeatedly but after discovering NCC Home Learning I have never looked back! The feedback is helpful and detailed, the learning material is fun and interesting, and the activities and assignments are extremely helpful for making the information soak into my brain! I can't be complimentary enough!
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    Dear Kiera Osment
    We are so pleased that you found NCC Home Learning and that you are happy with the support we are providing to you. We are delighted that the feedback from your tutor is helpful and appropriately detailed to meet with your requirements for your Creative Writing Diploma. We hope that your remain dedicated to completing your programme of learning and should you decide to progress with another NCC course, please do not forget to request a returning learner discount. Thanks for your 5 star review which is much appreciated.

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    NCC Team
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    Would definitely recommend

    I recently completed a course with this company and I was extremely impressed with it. The process of submitting work on my course was carried out quickly and efficiently, and any queries I had were answered promptly. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone interested in completing a distance learning course.
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    Tremendously valuable and helpful!

    It has been a pleasure working with NCC in every way. Tutor support and feedback have been tremendously valuable and helpful. However, I didn't always receive my work back on time which was frustrating. I've been delighted! Thank you every so much Dan and Sue and everyone else involved.
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    A wonderful journey!

    Studying with NCC Home Learning has been a wonderful journey. I had learned a lot whilst undergoing the Creative Writing course. In addition, the tutor was very supportive. I definitely recommend NCC Home Learning to anyone who is thinking about studying as well as wanting to be flexible.
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    A wonderful journey

    Studying with NCC Home Learning has been a wonderful journey. I had learned a lot whilst undergoing the Creative Writing course.

    In addition the tutor was very supportive. I definitely recommend NCC Home Learning to anyone who is thinking about studying as well as wanting to be flexible.
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    Creative Writing Diploma

    This has been one of the best courses I have done for my personal self-development. This course has given me the confidence to pursue my writing further and even to set up a creative writers group at my local library, I hope this course will lead onto bigger and better things for myself.
    By on 22 December 2015
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    One of the best courses I have done

    This has been one of the best courses I have done for my personal self development. This course has given me the confidence to pursue my writing further and even to set up a creative writers group at my local library, I hope this course will lead onto bigger and better things for myself.
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    Given me motivation

    I enjoyed the course and it has given me the motivation to continue writing. As mentioned on the student survey I completed previously, it would have been good to be able to contact Kathleen easier when I had questions, rather than having to email Sally Swift.
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    Kick started my imagination

    I have always had a passion for writing, but with all of my work stress, I went through a dry writing season. This course has regenerated and kick started my imagination and I am a better writer because of it. Thank you for this enlightening course and the incredible constructive criticism given by my tutor.
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