Short Story Writing

Learn how to create well-structure, engaging short stories with this in-depth course. Study topics include: short story plotting and structure; analysing market needs; understanding your target reader; dialogue; focus; characterisation; identifying markets, including traditional magazine markets and online markets; selling your work successfully.

Writing for Children

Learn how to write effective fiction and non-fiction for children with the assistance of an experienced tutor.  All of our tutors are professional authors. Study topics include: children and young people as readers; writing for education; picture books; children’s fiction; information books; knowing the market; working with editors and publishers.


 Learn how to plan, write and publish your autobiography, with the help of expert writers. This online course will guides you step-by-step through the creation of your autobiography, from that first idea to completed book. At the same time you will be developing key writing and editing skills. You will also learn how to work with publishers and market your book successfully.

Novel Writing

This online learning course gives you all of the knowledge you need to write and sell your novel successfully, and includes support from expert tutors. The course shows you how to take those early ideas and turn them into a novel that other people will want to read. The course then guides you step-by-step through the process of creating and publishing your novel.

Medical Writing

This is an in-depth online course providing a comprehensive introduction to the work of medical writers. Subjects covered include: understanding the work of medical writers; core writing and editing skills; medical journalism; preparing clinical study reports; requirements of regulatory writing; preparing patient information leaflets; ethical issues; writing for medical education; working successfully as a freelance; marketing your services. 

Technical Writing

This is an in-depth online course providing a comprehensive introduction to technical writing. Includes online support from our expert tutors throughout the course. Subjects covered include: understanding the work of technical writers; core writing and editing skills; preparing technical reports; writing manuals; document design; writing for training and education; writing for online audiences, working freelance. 

Creative Writing

Explore your writing skills and personal creativity with the help of an expert tutor. Subjects covered include: unique writing voice; fiction writing – short stories and novels; script writing – plays, TV, and radio; poetry writing; core writing and editing skills; non-fiction writing – books, articles, travel writing, journalism; autobiographical writing; writing for younger readers – storybooks, novels, educational writing.

Business Writing

Become an expert business writer with the help of our comprehensive online course, including expert tutorial support. Learn how to write reports, manuals, letters, websites and e-mails that are engaging, accessible, well-written and meet your business goals.You will also learn how to write in a way that engages customers, clients and suppliers, conveying your messages clearly and in a way that compels action.

I've just completed the Novel Writing course. I'm very pleased with everything I've learned and the tutorial support I received. My writing skills have improved in leaps and bounds. The assignments were marked very quickly and the tutor provided detailed, constructive feedback each time. I can definitely recommend to others! 

Justin Taylor
Novel Writing

I'm really enjoying the course and have found the tutor feedback invaluable. I'm only half way but have already had my first short story published! I've never completed an online course before so wasn't sure what to expect, but it is working extremely well, from delivery of the course material to the quick turnaround on assignments. 

Fiona Evans 
Short Story Course

I would recommend this course to anyone seriously interested in writing for children. The course material is clearly presented and easy to follow; I'm sure I'll return to it many times in the future. A really valuable resource! The tutor feedback is returned within 7 days; comprehensive and honest but always constructive and helpful.

Marion Hall 
Writing for Children

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