Due to the success of this course, we plan on
offering it again soon :)
Please apply if you are interested & as soon
as we have enough learners, we will contact you with more
No experience is needed, just a lot of enthusiasm, a
notebook and pen!
Content & overview
You will learn about how
writing can develop creativity and improve our well-being. Sometimes getting
things down in black and white can help sort out what we’re really feeling. The
course enables us to do this by exploring the different skills involved in
writing short stories, poetry and non-fiction writing such as memoir or travel
Attendance and Learning Assessment
You will need
to attend your class session on time and stay for the whole session, and
maintain attendance of at least 90%. The expected time to complete this course
is 10 weeks.
How will this course benefit
You will be encouraged to keep a writer’s journal. Regular
writing in a journal, your experiences, thoughts, ideas, in fact just about
anything that is significant to you is guaranteed to bring more creativity into
your life. What is more, your journal can leave you with your own personal
biography; something you can re-read with pleasure and use to develop new
This is a face-to-face
classroom-based course with set teaching times.
Each week you will be guided through a series of writing exercises. Some of
the work will be based on free writing when you are given a stimulus and asked
to write whatever is in your head, trying not to censor yourself. Thinking too
much can switch off your inner critic! Your work is private and will not be
shared with others. If you choose to read any of what you have written out loud,
this sharing and being heard by others in a warm and supportive atmosphere can
be very powerful. You will also learn to shape and improve your writing and
explore where it can be published if you want to do that.
Learners who enjoy the course may want
to move onto Intermediate Creative Writing or Functional skills English courses
from Entry level to Level 2.
We have a dedicated Careers and Employability Coordinator who can support you
to plan your next steps.
Places on this course are
limited. Further courses will be scheduled throughout the academic year and we
will operate waiting lists. We recommend you register your interest early, as
this course is very popular.
The course fee £88 plus £5.15 administration
fee (no fees if in receipt of certain benefits).
This course is funded
through Community Learning – you might be able to apply for a
Please contact our Customer Service team on 01724 297146 to see
if you are entitled to a free or reduced fee course.