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Creative Writing Level 3

Course Code: ABC1060
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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 50,000 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * 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 be awarded your Creative Writing Level 3 Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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