Course Overview

Creative Writing Level 3

Course code: ABC1060

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Explore the world of creative writing in this Level 3 course, from home!

On this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the writing process in composing creative works
  • Create a piece of creative writing suitable for submission to a publisher
  • Gain an insight into different texts and genres
  • Compare different writing styles 
  • Develop your skills in writing poems in a number of forms, from a  sonnet, rhyming verse and free verse
  • Explain the nature and purpose of dialogue
  • Create a believable character and provide a character analysis

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or sent to you online, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 85,000 students that already have!

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Course Content
Unit 1: Creative Writing – What it entails
  • Identify and explain a variety of reasons for writing
  • Evaluate your experience of writing
  • Analyse your writing style
  • Identify and judge a time when to write
  • Develop a plan for creative writing
Unit 2: Different Texts and Genres
  • Identify different types of genres associated with creative writing and explain these
  • Identify different types of sub-genres associated with creative writing and explain these
  • Summarise the meaning of ‘conflict’ within creative writing
  • Explain the term ‘critical analysis’ as it applies to creative writing
  • Recognise your reading preferences and critically compare the preferences of others
  • Explain the genre of life writing
  • Explain the sub-genre of a biography
  • Interpret how to plot a biography
Unit 3: Developing Character, Dialogue and Style
  • Apply your skills in writing in the first, second and third person
  • Explain of the term ‘writing style’
  • Explain the nature and purpose of dialogue
  • Create a believable character and provide a character analysis
  • Summarise tips to aid writing and be able to put these into practice in a piece of written work
Unit 4: Creative Writing Processes Part 1
  • Critically compare different writing styles
  • Analyse the genre and elements of the short story
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to plot and write an excerpt from a short story, novel and life writing
  • Evaluate the importance of location/s in a novel
  • Evaluate the skills needed to write a play
  • Critically analyse different script layouts
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a scene from a script for a stage play
  • Summarise the important points in editing and proof reading and be able to edit a piece of your own work
Unit 5: Creative Writing Processes Part 2
  • Apply your skills in writing poems in a number of forms, for example, a sonnet, rhyming verse and free verse
  • Analyse the genre of writing for children
  • Apply your skills in writing a poem for children
  • Apply your skills in writing a short story for children
  • Summarise the requirements of non-fiction writing
  • Analyse journalism and be able to write a news story
Unit 6:  Writing Scripts for Radio and TV
  • Produce a scene for a radio play, applying the required skills
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to write a short story or a poem for radio
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to write a script for TV
  • Explain how to write to meet the requirements of a brief
  • Summarise the structure of a radio feature
  • Apply your skills in preparation of a piece of work for submission to a publisher
Other Information

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, as well as tutor support by email. So help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No skills are needed to enrol onto this course. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Creative Writing Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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