Creative Writing for Beginners (Part 3)

Course code: LPKU124P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 8:45pm

Thursday

20th Apr 2023 - 29th Jun 2023

Gosford Hill School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Have you always wanted to write but 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! The teacher will provide a warm and welcoming workspace where you will have the opportunity to try different techniques, for fiction and non-fiction writing. The course follows on from Part 2, but you are welcome to join this course even if you missed Part 1 and Part 2.

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.

We will be going into greater depth for some of these topics already covered in Part 1 and Part 2, but content can be adapted according to your specific needs and 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 01/06/2023.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.
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.

This is the final part of a three part beginners course in creative writing.
None. You are welcome to join this course even if you did not attend Part 1 and 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 2022 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.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £110.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £110.00


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.
This is a writing course so you will be expected to create pieces of writing during the sessions and will be willing to share your work with other people in the class as part of the creative process.
There are no formal assessments, but peer-to-peer feedback will be expected and encouraged.

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.