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Creative Writing - Improvers

Course code: LPKU104P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:45 - 20:45

Days of week:


Course date:

26th Sept 2024 - 5th Dec 2024

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Designed as a follow on from the Beginners Creative Writing suite this series of courses are designed to allow aspiring writers the opportunity to delve deeper into the art and craft of writing. There will be more in-depth analysis of writers’ styles and methodologies than on the beginners’ courses.

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 class on 31/10/2024.

Please bring own refreshments, if requiredFree 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 - Improvers B
Entry criteria
There are no specific entry requirements, but learners would benefit from attending the Beginners suite of courses. Learners will be expected to do written exercises in class and (to make the most of it) as homework. Learners 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 2024 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: £192.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £217.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £121.00

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.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.