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Creative Writing for Beginners (Part 1)

Course code: LPKU104P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

6:45pm - 8:45pm

Days of week:


Course date:

28th Sep 2023 - 7th Dec 2023

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Have you always wanted to write and never found the time or the inspiration to get started? Are you looking to try creative writing to see where it takes you? Then this is the course for you!

Your tutor will provide a warm and welcoming workspace where you will have the opportunity to try different techniques, for fiction and non-fiction writing.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The course will include many of the following, but content can be adapted according to your specific interests:

Using writing prompts to get started.

Writing fiction.

Writing non-fiction.

Descriptive writing.

Narrative writing.

Exposition writing.

Writing from different perspectives.

Writing to persuade.

Writing short stories.

Writing memoir.

Writing biography.

Structuring writing.

Language techniques.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 26/10/2023.

Free parking.

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?
Creative Writing Parts 2 and 3 follow on from this course, to build upon skills and experience in Part 1.
Entry criteria
There are no specific entry requirements, but students will be expected to do written exercises in class and (to make the most of it) as homework.

Students will need to come with notebook and pen (or laptop if they prefer).

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: £50.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £50.00

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
You will be assessed through formal and informal assessment, observation, and peer evaluation. Also you will self-evaluate your skill set at the start of the course against the learning outcomes planned for the course and will self evaluate again at the end of the course in order to measure your progress and gain confidence in your learning.