Course code: LPKU124P
Subject area: Languages
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
6:45pm - 8:45pm
Days of week:
18th Apr 2024 - 27th Jun 2024
Course location:Gosford Hill School
01235 555 585
Have you always wanted to write and never found the time – or summoned up the courage? Do you write but never quite see things through to a conclusion? Would you just like to dip your toes into the water and give it a try? Not sure how to begin? Or how to shape an idea?
This is the course for anyone who wants to write or try 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 cover many of the following, but allowance will be made for the specific needs and aims of the students who attend:
Short stories and novels
How to get started and find inspiration
How to shape a story – story arc, sub-plots and building tension
How to create and develop strong and interesting characters
How to write convincing dialogue
First and third person points of view
How to review and edit drafts
Writing for stage and screen
Poetry and/or music lyrics
Blogging and writing for magazines/websites
How to get published
Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 30/05/2024.
Please bring own refreshments, if required.
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.
Creative Writing Mixed Ability
None. You are welcome to join this course even if you did not attend Part 1 and Part 2.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.