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

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN DRAMATIC WRITING VWR010 »

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

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM) VBS001 »
Do you want to be published? Learn to write like a professional!
  • Learn about the key elements of different genres of writing.
  • Improve your writing technique.
  • Develop a more efficient approach to your work.

 

This is an ideal course to follow 'Freelance Writing'.  It is for people who have existing skills in Freelance Writing, but who need to improve their overall technique and develop a more commercial approach to their work. 

 

 


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

LEARN TO BE A COMMERCIAL WRITER

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.


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL WRITING AND EDITING VWR008 »

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.

 


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN DRAMATIC WRITING VWR007 »

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.

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE WRITING VWR004 »

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.

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN TECHNICAL WRITING VWR009 »

Write for children - learn to inspire and fire the imagination of children with your stories.

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Specifically designed course to learn how to write for children.
  • All tutors are highly experienced.
  • Learn to write for the joy of children!

It takes a different mindset, and different skills to write for children. If you learn to do it well, there are lots of opportunities out there!

 

 

 


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 »

Study Creative Writing at home

  • 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.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM VWR002 »

Study Dramatic Writing

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 »
Learn about clear, effective writing
  • Embark on a new career as a proofreader or editor.
  • Learn the role and skills of editors and proofreaders.
  • Follow all stages of the publishing process.
  • Understand how manuscripts are prepared for publication.
 

 


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.

 

 


More info & enrolment: EDITING FOR SPECIALISTS AND PROFESSIONALS (EDITING III) BWR307 »

Acquire the skills to become a top class editor
  • Designed for self-editors and those aspiring to enter the profession.
  • Develop your understanding of the editing process.
  • Learn to edit a broad range of publishing materials.
  • Understand print and electronic media, text, graphics, commercial and non-commercial materials.
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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.

  • Useful in all aspects of live.
  • Improve your job applications, reports, complaint letters and more...
  • Improve your basic writing skills.
  • Learn to write clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate without ambiguity.
  • Understand the writing rules.
  • Get your message across!

More info & enrolment: EFFICIENT WRITING AWR102 »

ESL Writing Distance Learning Course

Study ESL at home by Online Learning

  • 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.

More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN EDITING AND PUBLISHING VBS301 »

Learn how to write and sell your work in the freelance market - work for yourself doing something you enjoy

Have you always dreamed of writing a best seller or working as a writer? This is the course for you.

Freelance writers need to be able to produce writing that people want to buy!  If you can learn to do that, and connect with the buyers you will have a successful career.  This course aims to help you do exactly that.

  • Learn how to write and sell your work.

  • Learn how to write for the freelance market.

  • Understand how to sell your work.

  • Find out what is important to the publishers who might buy your work.

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. 

Learn:

  • 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 a 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 »

Learn the skills to produce technical writing for academic and general audiences across different media

 

  • 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 »

Fiction Writing Distance Learning Course

  • Always dreamed of writing a novel or short stories - 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 »