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A Carer's Journey - Creative Writing Fiction Part 2

Course code: UPZV112P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Days of week:


Course date:

11th Jan 2024 - 21st Mar 2024

Course location:


Contact details


01235 555 585

In this series of creative writing courses, the emphasis is on getting everyone to have a go at writing in every session. The focus is on developing your confidence and abilities, as well as providing opportunities to connect with others in a safe and friendly space and having fun as a group.

This course is delivered Online using Zoom.

Who is this course for?

Any unpaid carer who is looking after someone with a long-term illness, special need or impairment is invited to join this online course.

What the course will cover:

Free writing forms the basis of this investigation into different writing techniques, proving you with the opportunity to have a go at producing a piece of writing in every session.

The course will include many of the following, but content can be adapted according to the interests of the group, and we can go into greater depth following on from Part 1:

• Using writing prompts to get started.

• Descriptive writing.

• Narrative writing.

• Writing from different perspectives.

• Writing short stories.

• Structuring writing.

• Language techniques.

• Exploring different genres.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

• identify how to use writing prompts to get started

• demonstrate different writing techniques to produce a piece of writing

• explore different genres

Please note half-term is 15/02/2024

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?

A Carer’s Journey: Creative Writing – Non-Fiction

Entry criteria

This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need or impairment.

You do not need to have attended Part 1 to join Part 2.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.

Learning & method assessment

This is a writing course so you will be expected to create pieces of writing during the sessions and be willing to share your work with other people in the class as part of the creative process.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification, but peer-to-peer feedback will be expected and encouraged. You will also be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.