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Essential Writing Skills Certificate (Level 3)

Course Overview

Creative Writing Skills Course Online

Certificate in Advanced Writing Skills (Level 3) has been designed for those who already have reasonably competent writing abilities and are seeking to take things to the next level.  Quality writers have access to an extraordinary array of dynamic and rewarding career paths in the contemporary business world, along with infinite opportunities for working freelance.  Professional-quality writing remains a relatively rare asset and one that is highly-prized and sought-after in a variety of public and private settings.

Over the course of four in-depth and comprehensive units, candidates are introduced to a variety of theoretical and practical teachings with regard to the advancement of existing writing skills. Course content on Creative Writing Skills Course Online,covers the production of high-quality sentences and paragraphs, along with how to ensure writing is consistently clear, complete, concise and correct. An introduction to a variety of writing techniques follows, along with a broad overview of key business letters/documents and their core elements.

Successful candidates will benefit from the knowledge, skills and confidence required to begin or further a rewarding career as a writer, working with an established business, within the public sector or as a self-employed freelancer.

Course Syllabus

The course Creative Writing Skills Course Online, consists of the following three units:

Unit 1 – The Four Cs of Writing

The first course unit focuses on the theory of the ‘Four Cs of Writing’ – Clarity, Conciseness, Correctness and Completeness. Candidates begin to build an understanding of the core elements of advanced professional writing, along with how to avoid common clichés and errors.

Unit 2 – Writing Technicalities

The technicalities of professional-level writing form the core focus of the second unit, which introduces candidates to proper sentence structure, building of quality paragraphs and how to develop a sense of coherence and cohesion within written texts. This unit also introduces the concepts of rhythm and emphasis.

Unit 3 – Preparing Business Documents

In the third and final course unit, business document preparation is explored in detail. Along with the various types of business letters and documents routinely required in many key sectors, candidates also explore efficient and effective editing techniques, along with business report writing and documentation.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

Career Path

Your new skills and talents will help you climb the career ladder in any setting where high-quality writing plays a key role. From business administration to article writing to penning the next best-selling novel, a little formal training goes a long way. If you are serious about making a career of writing in any capacity, you will find the teachings of this advanced writing course invaluable. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Professional writers pursuing improved skills and output
  • Anyone interested in a career as a writer
  • Business owners, managers and entrepreneurs
  • Freelance writers looking to improve their online credentials
  • Administrators and anyone responsible for writing business documents
  • Anyone considering setting up their own business
  • Competent writing skills are an entry-requirement for this course

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Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Take existing writing skills to a higher level
  • Study a breakdown of quality writing techniques
  • Learn how to create high-quality paragraphs and pages
  • Study a variety of key business documents
  • Build professional-level writing skills. 

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