Writing and Journalism Courses

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Improve your dramatic writing this advanced qualification - Study by Distance Learning.

Master dramatic writing:-

  • Learn the skills you need.
  • Understand the scope and nature of the genre.
  • Explore the possibilities for earning an income from work you undertake





Study for a Certificate in Publishing and Journalism via Distance Learning 

  • Learn about the publishing industry, writing, graphic designers, photographers, sales, artists.
  • Nurture and develop your professional writing skills.
  • Learn about the whole industry.
  • Develop specialised skills in the writing and publishing industry.
  • A marketable qualification


Learn advanced writing skills - improve your opportunities as a Freelance Writer.

  • Learn about the key elements of different genres of writing.
  • Improve your writing technique.
  • Develop your skills for a more efficient approach to your work.
  • An advanced course for suitable for those who have existing skills in Freelance Writing, but want to improve their overall technique and develop a more commercial approach to their work.

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED FREELANCE WRITING BWR201 (Applied Writing) »


The internet has changed the world of commercial writing. With every company in the world needing to maintain a web site, and the prospect of self publishing more possible than ever before; demand has dramatically increased for commercial work to be written, edited and published in an electronic format.

  • Learn about commercial writing - freelance, creative, advertising and technical.
  • Learn about editing and publishing.
  • Develop your knowledge in complementary areas such as graphic design.

Develop your skills and the possibility of making an income from commercial writing has never been greater.


Learn to be a Dramatic Writer.

  • Discover the reality of writing drama - write fictional stories, plays, poetry.
  • Develop the skills you will need to interest, intrigue and impact upon your readers.
  • Understand the scope and nature of the genre, and explore the possibilities for earning an income from work you undertake.

The course includes modules on Abnormal Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

  • Learn about behaviours which will add depth and realism to your writing.



Learn how to write a Biography with ACS Distance Education.

  • What is the difference between an autobiography and a memoir?
  • Develop ideas about who and what to choose for a biography.
  • Learn about the processes of writing a biography.
  • Understand about researching for a biography and the types of evidence touse.
  • Learn about editing, publishing, and marketing a biography.
  • Write a biographical piece as part of your studies.




More info & enrolment: BIOGRAPHICAL WRITING BWR205 »

Release your imagination - study creative writing.

Study for your Certificate in Creative Writing at home by Distance Learning

  • Nurture your creativity, and become a successful writer.

  • Develop your writing skills with help from our highly qualified and experienced tutors.

  • Understand different areas of fiction – find your niche.

  • Study when and where you want to.



Learn Successful Electronic Journalism skills.

  • Develop freelance writing skills, programming a website and an understanding of the modern publishing industry.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn from industry experts – our tutors! Improve your job prospects.
  • Develop skills in freelance writing, programming a web site and a broad understanding of the modern publishing industry.
The publishing industry has changed greatly over recent decades, embracing IT not only for writing, but also production and increasingly for publishing. This is a very good course for anyone seeking a start in today's publishing industry. Most of the writing nowadays is done on the computers even if it is for print.
Ebooks, web sites, blogs, and electronic marketing are just some of the areas where writers are now finding their work.


Study Journalism - develop your writing and editing skills.

  • Learn about the writing industry and develop techniques for better writing.
  • Understand the importance of editing, and how to edit and assess written content.
  • Learn about publishing and the use of imagery.
  • Written and taught by experts in the field.
  • Suitable for beginners and those already working in the field.





More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM VWR001 »

Learn about publishing and the publishing industry with this detailed Certificate level course.

  • Learn how the publishing industry works.
  • Learn about different types of media.
  • Learn about the publishing process - from choosing what to publish through to managing the production and distribution of the finished item.





More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN PUBLISHING VWR011 »
Study Technical Writing by Distance Learning.

  • Improve your technical writing technique.

  • Learn about the research and planning of technical documents.

  • Learn about the writing and development of courses.

  • Understand how different writing styles are applicable for different audiences and different media.

Studying the Certificate in Technical Writing will benefit anyone working in product development, research or marketing.




Learn to inspire and fire the imagination of children with your stories.

Discover the ins and outs of picture books, junior fiction, and young adult novels across a range of genres.  It takes a different mindset, and different skills to write for children. In this course, you'll learn about structure, dialogue, pacing, and other keys to engaging -- and keeping -- a child's interest.



More info & enrolment: CHILDREN'S WRITING BWR104 »
Improve your Communications in letter writing, public speaking and much more. 
  • Understand how to write well for business and personal purposes.
  • Become a better communicator and live a happier and more effective life.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace with help from our highly experienced tutors.





More info & enrolment: COMMUNICATIONS VWR100 »

Live the dream! Become a writer by studying this distance learning course.

  • Learn how to write fiction and non-fiction.
  • Write for profit or pleasure.
  • Learn how to structure magazine or newspaper articles, short stories, books and more.
  • Polish up your grammar skills with our concise, easy to follow study method.
    Receive constructive guidance every step of the way from professional journalists and writers.
  • Dan Read, a student in our Creative Writing course has recently had an article purchased for publication.  He said of the course - "I feel that the course has given me the tools and confidence necessary to make this possible."



More info & enrolment: CREATIVE WRITING BWR103 »

Journalism Diploma Online Study

Study for your Diploma in Journalism at home via Distance Learning

  • Develop a career in the exciting profession of journalism with this substantial course.
  • Make your dream a reality.
  • Developed and taught by experts in the field.
  • Improve your journalism skills.
One of our students (Dan Read) in this Diploma in Journalism course recently had an article purchased for publication. 
He said of the course -
"I feel that the course has given me the tools and confidence necessary to make this possible.

More info & enrolment: DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM VWR003 »

Become a Publisher or Journalist!

This course is very practical, and will develop your capacity to adapt to an industry that is changing so rapidly that it often leaves graduates of other courses behind.

  • Study with a view to becoming a journalist, writer, publishing assistant, manager, website developer, marketing manager, production manager.  
  • Study here for an education with a strong dose of both reality and opportunity.






Study Dramatic Writing By Distance Learning.

Do you have great story ideas but don't know where to start?

  • Learn to tell your own story with this fantastic course.
  • Learn about writing engaging and powerful plots.
  • Learn what readers want.
  • Develop skills in expressing yourself.
  • Learn more about how to get your work published.


More info & enrolment: DRAMATIC WRITING BWR110 »
Make good work great work with this foundation editing course.

Discover the keys to clear, effective messaging with Editing I. In this course, you'll learn about the role of the editor, different types of editing and proofreading, and how to mark a manuscript. You'll also study the publication process from start to finish.

Excellent for writers, book lovers, teachers, instructors, and more.

More info & enrolment: EDITING 1 - BWR106 »

Improve your editing skills with our new course - Editing for Specialists and Professionals.

  • Focus on improving your use of language.
  • A course to help existing editors and organisational professionals work with writers to produce high quality specialist documents.
  • Develop knowledge and skills for specialist editing roles such as online, commercial, and academic work.




Hone your editing skills with this intermediate level editing course.

Building on the foundations of Editing I, you'll develop your understanding of editing, how editors work with text, and learn about non-text tasks, such as images, layout, design, and more. Excellent for freelancers and writers alike.

More info & enrolment: EDITING II BWR302 »

Learn how to edit content and prepare layouts

  • Editing Practice has been substantially revised and updated.
  • Start a career in editing or publishing.
  • Learn the production of an online publication from start to finish.
  • Develop your ability to edit text and illustrations for articles.
  • Prepare the layout for articles.




More info & enrolment: EDITING PRACTICE BWR 305 »

Learn to write well.

In this course, you'll improve your writing and communication skills for professional, business, and personal writing. Learn to write in clear, concise English and employ other principles of efficient writing. Excellent for administrative professionals, job seekers, and more.

  • Useful in all aspects of life.
  • Improve your job applications, reports and more
  • Improve your basic writing skills.
  • Learn to write clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate without ambiguity.
  • Understand the writing rules.

More info & enrolment: EFFICIENT WRITING AWR102 »

Study ESL by home study. Improve your English grammar and writing skills.

  • Develop your English grammar.
  • Improve your writing for business and study.
  • Strengthen your English language skills, with particular focus on writing skills.
  • Learn by a range of different methods and exercises in each lesson.
  • A must for anyone wanting to improve their writing skills.



More info & enrolment: ESL WRITING FUNDAMENTALS - AWR101 »

Study publishing and editing with this distance learning course

The Foundation Diploma In Editing And Publishing is an ideal course for journalists, writers, bloggers, academic writers any anyone interested in developing a career in publishing and editing.

  • Students will gain extensive knowledge in publishing and editing.
  • Learn about how to make written content effective, informative, engaging, and relevant.
  • The course consists of ten 100 hour modules covering publishing, editing, technical writing and other modules to suit your own interests.


Write, Edit, Sell — work from home, researching fields that you love

Freelance writers are always in demand. In this course, you'll learn to write features, short fiction, newspaper work, general copy, and more. You'll also learn how to pitch, place work, and polish material until it shines. 

More info & enrolment: FREELANCE WRITING BWR102 »

Learn Legal Terminology

A beneficial course for anyone working with the law or wanting a greater understanding of the law. 
Legal terminology is the collection of words and phrases that have a precise or peculiar use in the law profession. Legal Terminology is not only used by Lawyers; but is also used in a wide range of associated legal professions. These related professions include Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Solicitors, Law Professors, Legal Receptionists/Secretaries, Private Investigators, Authorised Government Inspectors and Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and many others. 

More info & enrolment: LEGAL TERMINOLOGY BWR108 »
Study photojournalism. Write inspirational pieces and support them with informative and beautiful photographs. Photojournalism is slightly different to other forms of professional photography in that it adheres to the principles of journalism, which are:
  • Accuracy
  • Timeliness
  • Fair representation of the context of events
  • Reporting of facts
  • Accountability

More info & enrolment: PHOTOJOURNALISM PRACTICE I BPH302 »
Start a career in publishing!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a more creative industry? Well wonder no more. 


  • How the industry works.
  • The creative and artistic skills of the trade.
  • How to market your work.
  • Develop an understanding of the ethical issues and laws relating to the field. 

You will also have a chance to undertake a stimulating publishing project and implement the skills you have learned.

This course provides an excellent start for anyone considering self publishing or seeking employment in publishing. It is equally relevant to electronic or print publishing.

More info & enrolment: PUBLISHING I - BWR107 »

Publishing Course

Study Advanced Publishing via Distance Learning

  • Learn more about the print and electronic media.
  • A useful qualification for anyone interested in publishing.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn from our highly experienced tutors.

More info & enrolment: PUBLISHING II - BWR202 »

Online Course Publishing

Study Publishing via Distance Learning

  • Learn more about the business side of the publishing industry.
  • Learn about publishing books, journals, newspapers and much more.
  • Study in the comfort of your own home with help from our highly experienced tutors.

More info & enrolment: PUBLISHING III (BUSINESS PRACTICES) - BWR303 »

Study the art of script writing and advance your niche skills.

  • Have you always wondered how to write a script?

  • Do you want to work as scriptwriter for plays, short films, promotional videos?

  • Do you want to develop your writing skills for novella writing, fiction writing, or to transcribe books to screenplays.


More info & enrolment: SCRIPT WRITING BWR204 »

Study technical writing to improve your writing skills in report writing, technical writing, academic and professional writing.

  • Learn the skills required in technical writing.
  • Learn to write articles, technical reports and much more.
  • Learn about presentation and styles.
  • At ACS we teach from real life experience - learn from industry experts.

More info & enrolment: TECHNICAL WRITING - BWR301 »

Realise your Fiction Writing Dreams

Always dreamed of writing a novel, short stories or screen plays? This could be the course for you.
  • Learn to write fiction from our highly experienced tutors.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Develop your creativity with this Fiction Writing course.

Comment from one of our Writing Fiction students:

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. Thank you for making it available"   S. Cooke

More info & enrolment: WRITING FICTION BWR105 »

Study Poetry Writing at home 

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Study with our highly experienced tutors.
  • Develop your poetry writing skills.
  • An introductory course to many different elements of poetry.
Develop your ability to write poetry in a variety of styles.
More info & enrolment: WRITING POETRY BWR109 »