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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students can progress to the Advanced Creative Writing class.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for all, especially those who are new to creative writing; anyone suitably motivated can join.

What does this programme involve?

This course is suitable for beginners. The focus will be on fiction and creating short stories and writing for the stage and screen. Other areas of study may include: poetry, discussions, short writing exercises, critical analysis and revision of work.

The course will help students to understand:

-The basics of writing short stories and long form fiction;
-The structure and shape of narrative writing;
-How to create compelling characters and locations;
-How to adopt a critical and constructive approach to their work;
-How to write for mediums other than prose;
-What they can do with their finished work when the course is completed.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Students will learn through instruction, demonstration, discussion and undertaking exercises. Students will have frequent opportunities to put into practice the skills that are shown and will be encouraged to develop their own style. Students may approach exercises and activities in a manner suitable to how they wish to develop as a writer.

What else do I need to know?

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Please bring pen and paper to all lessons.

No additional costs are anticipated.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L938A Wildern School 27/9/2018 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 10 £144.00 £144.00
L938B Wildern School 24/1/2019 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £130.00 £130.00
L938C Wildern School 25/4/2019 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £130.00 £130.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.