Writing and Journalism Courses


Writing and journalism online courses for personal or professional development.
Learn to write, edit or publish or become a more effective communicator. Gain skills, knowledge and practical experience with the one-on-one guidance of your industry experienced tutor. Flexible learning and responsive support.

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Publishing & Journalism)   
Advanced Certificate in Applied Manag...

Professional course with equal focus on developing writing, publishing, business & management skills, in order to be a successful writer, editor or publisher.

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Editing   
Advanced Certificate in Editing

Study editing in this comprehensive course. Hone your observational skills and learn to organise writing better. Prepare writing for publishing and become a pro...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Journalism   
Advanced Certificate in Journalism

Study writing, editing, photography and photoshop. A comprehensive qualification in media studies with a focus on journalism. Learn all the skills necessary to...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing & Editing   
Advanced Certificate in Professional ...

Become a professional writer or editor. This advanced level course develops your learning, experience and awareness of writing skills. Students receive feedback...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Publishing   
Advanced Certificate in Publishing

Study publishing via online learning. A comprehensive qualification in media studies with a focus on publishing. Use skills learnt to publish online or gain emp...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Freelance Writing   
Advanced Freelance Writing

Learn to be a professional writer by distance learning. Study writing, media studies or journalism. Improve your writing skills, for careers in publishing or as...

8 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Biographical Writing   
Biographical Writing

Be a biographer! Learn to write a biography, family history, biograhical novel, write a biographical magazine article or even an obituary. Great online course -...

8 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Certificate in Creative Writing   
Certificate in Creative Writing

Explore your creativity. Creative writers are always in demand, to write fiction and non fiction; and anything from marketing material to books.

6 modules
600 hours
Certificate
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Certificate in Editing and Proofreading   
Certificate in Editing and Proofreading

Study editing, proofreading, writing, media studies or journalism. Become a professional editor with this alternative education writing school. Courses online ...

6 modules
600 hours
Certificate
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Certificate in Journalism   
Certificate in Journalism

Study writing, publishing, editing, journalism or photojournalism. Experience based learning helps you, develop an awareness of the industry, exploring opportu...

6 modules
600 hours
Certificate
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Children's Writing   
Children's Writing

Learn to write picture books, junior fiction, and young adult novels. Discover key differences between genres, the secrets of structure and planning, how to wri...

10 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Communications   
Communications

A course to help you communicate professionally and personally. Be understood using written or spoken words and even body language.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Copywriting   
Copywriting

Copywriting online course- enhance your copywriting skills to create marketing copy that is concise and convincing for your audience.

10 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Creative Writing   
Creative Writing

Study creative writing with ACS Distance Education - write more interesting fiction, more convincing advertising, more inspired poetry. Develop your creativity ...

10 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Dramatic Writing   
Dramatic Writing

Study dramatic writing, learn about writing compelling drama - learn how to plan, and develop your ideas and stories. Study by distance learning - by correspond...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Editing for Specialists and Professionals (Editing III)   
Editing for Specialists and Professio...

The Editing for Specialists and Professionals is intended for people already skilled in the essentials of editing. This course introduces higher level language ...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Editing I (Editing and Proofreading)   
Editing I (Editing and Proofreading)

Improve your editing and proofreading skills, learn to assess manuscripts, and mark up like the pros with this introductory course. Excellent for writers and ne...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Editing II   
Editing II

Take your editing skills to the next level -- learn about the legalities of editing, different types of editing, graphic, charts, and apply your skills with a p...

8 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Editing Practice   
Editing Practice

Study writing, media studies or journalism, to be a professional editor with this alternative education writing school; courses learning online or by correspond...

4 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Efficient Writing   
Efficient Writing

Develop your writing and communication skills. Learn to write with intent, create clean copy and more. Useful for copywriters, editors, advertising writers, and...

6 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Esl Writing Fundamentals   
Esl Writing Fundamentals

For those with English as a Second Language. Learn beyond the basics for better writing and communication; improve your grammar and increase your vocabulary. S...

12 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Freelance Writing   
Freelance Writing

Study freelance writing with professional writers, and learn how to write work that sells.

10 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Journalism Practice I   
Journalism Practice I

Learn at home how to write in a practical way; studying practical writing skills, learning by distance education from professional writers and journalists

100 hours
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Journalism Practice II   
Journalism Practice II

Study practical journalism at home by distance education, learning practical writing from a mentor who is a professional writer.

100 hours
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Legal Terminology   
Legal Terminology

Learn the meaning of key legal terms and advance your career. Understanding legal terminology is essential for journalists and media professionals, legal admini...

8 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Photojournalism Practice I   
Photojournalism Practice I

Photography School -Study photography for a career or job in photography, to start a photo business or take better photos; learning by distance education, throu...

11 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Poetry   
Poetry

Learn the grammar and techniques involved in writing sonorous verse. Learn about famous poets and their poems. Enhance your poetry writing skills

9 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Public Speaking   
Public Speaking

Improve your ability to speak in public - speech making and public speaking. Online course for speakers, teachers, politicians, media presenters, leaders or any...

9 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Publishing I (Self Publishing Children's Books)   
Publishing I (Self Publishing Childre...

Learn how books for children and young people are published. This course is for people in self publishing or employment in children's publishing. Read more.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Publishing II   
Publishing II

Discover the nature and scope of publishing, opportunities for careers and business - learn the basics, lay a foundation for working in the media.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Publishing III   
Publishing III

Explore what to publish, how to publish, and where to sell what you publish. Raise your awareness of publishing to the next level for business or career success.

7 lessons
100 hours
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Script Writing   
Script Writing

Script Writing Course. Script writing can be used in a wide range of areas - TV, radio, films, educational videos, adverts, podcasts and more. Improve and updat...

11 lessons
100 hours
Statement of Attainment
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Technical Writing (Advanced)   
Technical Writing (Advanced)

Study technical writing. Learn to write everything from reports and manuals to scientific papers and business submissions.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Writing Fiction   
Writing Fiction

Learn to Write Fiction: Learn how to write engaging characters, settings, plots and how to structure a story. If fiction is your forté, this is the course for...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Writing in Practice   
Writing in Practice

Learn how to revise your work with useful strategies and tips on the workshop process. Receive feedback on a larger project or build a portfolio in conjunction ...

100 hours
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Writing Non Fiction   
Writing Non Fiction

Learn to write commercial non fiction for any media - print, broadcast or digital. For writers or aspiring writers to improve, or even broaden their capacity to...

10 lessons
100 hours
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