Accredited copywriting diploma course
Copywriting level 4 diploma
- £294.50 incl VAT. Payment options
- 3 x monthly payments of £98.16. No charges, interest or credit checks.
- Justine Holman
- Good English. Take our copywriting challenge
- Duration / hours:
- Approximately 60-80 hours of study. You work at your own pace.
- ABC | EADL | ABCC | IADL
- ABC Awards level 4 diploma
- Awarding body:
- ABC Awards
I am a marketing manager and part of my job is to write copy for social media, emails, and the website. I did this course because I wanted to enhance my writing skills.It was beyond my expectations, I enjoyed every minute. I am very happy with my tutor.
Maria Trochoula: copywriting course
The course exceeded my expectations as I learnt far more than I thought I would.I thought the tutorial support was excellent. The course content was broken down well into a good range of topics.
Emma Drew: copywriting course
I can truthfully say that if you want a great course with excellent delivery and excellent tutors, then CMP is where you will find it. I will be promoting it whenever and wherever I can.
John Coyle: copywriting course
The tutorial support was helpful and timely. I appreciated Justine Holman’s words of encouragement and the level of detail she went into when giving feedback about my work. Overall I was impressed with the course content.
Nicole Tierney: copywriting course
The course gave me a lot of insight and helped me think more broadly about how to hone and apply copywriting techniques and the areas copywriting reaches into.The support was excellent. I always felt like my tutor was understanding.
Wendy Woodhead: copywriting course
I was searching for a new course for a career change.
The course content covered every aspect of copywriting and gave me a full insight into what I needed to learn to become a good copywriter.
Natalie-Levi Greer: copywriting course
The course fulfilled my expectations, as I learned a lot about writing for different media.The support was great. My work was always marked on time with helpful and encouraging comments.
Sonia Howard: copywriting course
My tutor was helpful, encouraging and motivating.
I learned how to tailor my writing to different requirements, exactly what copywriting entails and was given advice about how to find work. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Lucy Lynch: copywriting course
I enrolled to improve my writing skills and apply them to my day job. I was happy with the course, it was what I expected and better than other online courses I have tried. I would recommend the course to a friend.
Adam Ward: copywriting course
The course content was really good and relevant. I feel 100% more confident in my current copy writing role. Did the course meet my expectations? Yes! The tutorial support was great.
Morwenna Baldock: copywriting course
I was impressed by the course content. It covered everything I would need to know to become a copywriter, such as writing SEO articles, sales letters, press releases, and blogging, plus much more.
Nicole Simms: copywriting review
The course was interesting and explanatory and it gave me an insight into the world of copywriting. I enjoyed the course.The tutorial support was good. My tutor was enthusiastic and thorough with my assignments and she offered excellent advice
Claire Matthews: copywriting course
After being made redundant I decided that content/copywriting was the area I want to focus on and needed a way to build my confidence.The course taught me I am actually quite a decent writer so it helped me achieve my goal!
Heather Phillips: copywriting course
I wanted to pursue a career in copywriting. It was a very thorough and informative course, covering all areas of copywriting. I found it both engaging and challenging. The tutors were great and provided constructive and informative support.
Tamzin Gibbs: copywriting course
The course content was perfect. It related to my current job role in every way so I could immediately apply what I learnt in each lesson to my every day work. My tutor was always on hand to answer my questions and responded very promptly.
Jonathan Green: copywriting course
The support I received was excellent and the delivery of lessons was swift. Marking was detailed and helpful. The course content covered a multitude of different aspects of copywriting. It was well thought out and well delivered.
Helen Crook: copywriting course
I was a complete copywriting rookie when I started but I know feel I have the experience and knowledge to offer my services as a copywriter. The support was great, the level of feedback and help was first rate.
Ryan Houghton: copywriting course
Justine Holman, the tutor, was great – her comments were really helpful and constructive and I learned a huge amount from her. The course did a great job of making the student aware of the different aspects and giving a strong foundation of experience.
Jan Cavelle: copywriting course
The tutorial support was really good, when you needed them, they were there to answer any questions. I really enjoyed doing it, it was varied and well put together as assignments linked together to give you a better understanding.
Hannah Sillitto: copywriting course
The content provided me with a good grounding in all of the areas needed to become a copywriter. I liked the way the content was delivered and the feedback was always helpful.
George Appleton: copywriting course
The tutorial support was amazing, it was so helpful and I can use it going forward in my new career. My biggest learn was that actually I’m better at writing than I thought I was, it was a real confidence boost.
Sarah Thomas: copywriting course
The course met all my expectations. Tutorial support was always helpful and prompt. The content covered a wide range of topics. Assignments were interesting and allowed for a degree of freedom in choosing what to write about.
Alex Champion: copywriting course
The course content was good, as it covered all the necessary aspects of copywriting. It was also broken up in a way that was manageable and not overwhelming.I learned how to write more effectively, for different mediums and purposes.
Catherine Rowland: copywriting course
I was really happy with my tutor – she was thorough with each assignment. I needed her honest appraisal and suggestions. I felt totally supported throughout the course.The great news is that many of my assignments will become part of my portfolio.
Louise Bennett: copywriting course
This course really changed my opinion about online courses. It did more than meeting my expectations, it was a real investment in my copywriting skills. I think tutors are really professional, always there with relevant advice for you.
Teodora Grigorie: copywriting course
I needed a professional qualification in order to promote myself. The support was outstanding. Some of my queries were dealt with within minutes.
Anne Bekker: copywriting course
I am now confident that I can write copy for different media. I liked the fact that everything was online. This meant I could study whenever and wherever I wanted. This saved a lot on transport costs.
Livhuwani Nzama: copywriting course
I have aspirations of becoming either an editorial assistant or copywriter and thought this course would equip me with more skills and practical experience to enter these fields. The course met my expectations.
The tutorial support was excellent.
Andre Lampen: copywriting course
The course went beyond my expectations as it covered many different types of copywriting and also included a bit about web writing and PR. Cleland Thom was the best tutor I’ve ever had through distance learning.
Tiffany Shand: copywriting course
Enrolling onto the copywriting course at CMP has proven to be an invaluable experience. Not only to feel more confident in applying my newly acquired skills, but I have also gained regular freelance work.
Mayur Mistry: copywriting course
This course worked perfectly for me. I would recommend it without hesitation! I found the style easy to handle whilst still feeling challenged. Thank you.
Lynne Thomas: copywriting course
I wanted to learn about copywriting and different aspects of writing to improve my skills in the hopes of becoming a freelance writer ...
Hotcourses review: copywriting course
I now feel more confident about writing texts from scratch and I feel my writing skills have improved as a result of attending the course.
I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone interested in getting into copywriting.
Gemma Brown: copywriting course
The course gave me a good grounding in commercial writing. Since completing the course, I have taken on several clients for whom I provide website copy, press releases and advertising features.
Rob Wightman: copywriting course
The support was very good. I found the tutors to be professional, friendly and very thorough. You could approach them at any time and they would be willing to help.
Ikechi Joseph Iwenofu: copywriting course
I chose CMP after researching many online courses and I wasn’t disappointed. Student support and communication were second to none. The copywriting course was just what I needed to move my business forward.
Alison Hughes: copywriting course
This is a course provider that you can trust. After completing this course I felt without a doubt that I had done something worthwhile ...
Hotcourses review: copywriting course
I just completed the copywriting diploma and I am very pleased with what I have learned and the support I received ...
Hotcourses review: copywriting course
The course exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the range of areas covered in the modules. I feel I have an all-round base on which to build my skills. Despite there being so many students, it felt like I was the only student.
Katie Scott: copywriting course
All assignments were challenging and interesting and learning can be applied immediately. Tutor feedback from Cleland Thom was always very useful and provided quickly. The communication was excellent: quick and friendly replies every time.
Lindsay Narey: copywriting course
Cleland’s tutoring is second to none. His skilful support and comments helped me focus. The course content was amazing. You can tell it has been written by a professional. I have told my boss, in case other employees need training.
David Kalcher: copywriting course
I can’t find fault with any of the course. The content covers everything. It’s flexible – you have no time restrictions. When I submitted modules for marking, they were always sent back to me within 48 hours with brilliant advice from Cleland.
Suzanne Hill: copywriting course
I was interested in copywriting and was already acquainted with CMP’s excellence. The course helped me see the difference between creative writing and copywriting, but also how to subtly incorporate my existing writing style.
Electra Nanou: copywriting course
Cleland’s comments have truly made me feel confident as a writer and for that I am extremely grateful. I feel like I have learnt everything I need to know to become a great writer. I have recommended this course to so many people already!
Caroline Wearn: copywriting course
I would highly recommend CMP's copywriting course. The modules are easy to follow but really test your skills. I have learned so much and feel confident in pursuing a new career. Cleland was an excellent tutor and very professional.
Keith Fergus: copywriting course
I have learned so much on this course, and really loved the content. It was easy to understand and very well explained. Communication with my tutor was excellent. I always received a prompt response.
Sandra Paquet: copywriting course
I wanted to try to find copywriting work after being made redundant. I needed to get some practice and a qualification, and benefit from CMP’s expertise and feedback. The course was detailed, with useful feedback.
Jane Turner: copywriting course
As a student on the proofreading and copywriting courses, I found CMP helped me improve my self-confidence, which is really important. The learning experience with CMP was very insightful.
Chris Blaker: copywriting course
I completed CMP courses in copywriting and proofreading and thoroughly enjoyed them. The marking was fair and my tutor was approachable and encouraging. CMP are highly professional and provide an excellent service at a fair price.
Yvonne Hayton: copywriting course
I have undertaken and enjoyed several courses with CMP, including this copywriting course. I can certainly recommend this course. I am now picking up regular copywriting work, both in article writing and web content.
Julian Price: copywriting course
I wanted to change career paths. Full-time college wasn't something that fitted with my lifestyle at the time. My tutor was brilliant in his understanding, encouragement and flexibility. CMP are passionate about what they do.
Nancy Zinn: copywriting course
I wanted to improve my website, make it work and generate more business. I also wanted to learn how to write articles for the web. The course met my expectations. The tutorial support was excellent.
Florence Cameron: copywriting course
I wanted to break into the profession of copywriting through a reputable distance learning programme. The tutorial support was amazing! I wouldn't have changed a thing. I would recommend the course to friends.
Tara Bucoy: copywriting course
I'd highly recommend CMP's copywriting course. It gives you a good understanding of what it takes to be a copywriter. Cleland’s feedback is valuable and prompt, and he has really given me confidence to look for work.
Keith McGuinness: copywriting course
From start to finish, the course delivered everything I expected. Cleland Thom, my course tutor, was excellent, giving me helpful advice at every step. I would recommend this course to anyone.
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Our online copywriting course equips you with the skills you need to become a successful, skilled and in-demand commercial writer.
We teach you to write original, persuasive and engaging content, that gets results.
This course is suitable for both individuals and businesses, and ideal for beginners.
Our clients consist of some of the world's leading corporations, including Disney, Arsenal FC, Intel, BT, Sony and Oxfam. See our other clients
Organisations like these have a constant need for a variety of marketing copy, including:
- brochures, leaflets and magazine inserts
- promotional articles and features
- webpages, blog posts and social media content
Our copywriting course teaches you how to handle all of these projects and more.
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Flexible study. Take advantage of the sale price and begin whenever you are ready.
We have an excellent track record in helping our copywriting learners find work, set up as successful freelancers and apply new skills to their current roles. See some examples below, and please email us if you'd like to see more.
- Digital marketing role for copywriting course graduate
- Copywriting course graduate uses her new skills to boost business
- Copywriting course graduate content successes
- New business venture for copywriting course graduate
Our aim is to give you the best learning experience you've ever had, or ever will have.
Successful graduate, Jonathan Green, thought the course content was perfect. It related to his current job role, so he could immediately apply what he was learning, to his everyday work. See his review
We teach you all aspects of copywriting so you feel confident marketing yourself to potential clients.
You will learn how to present your copy professionally, conduct effective research and comply with all the relevant codes of practice governing advertising.
Our comprehensive copywriting course will teach you how to:
- craft copy that engages the reader and persuades them to take positive action
- adapt your writing for different markets and formats
- understand the principles of search engine optimisation and writing for social media
- write direct mail pieces, promotional copy and advertorials
- find paid work and effectively sell your services to potential clients
You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.
Successful graduate, Teodora Grigorie, was particularly impressed with the "detailed, professional and supportive" feedback she received. See her review
When you graduate, you will receive the ABC awards level 4 diploma in copywriting, and a learner unit summary which lists all of the subjects you have studied.
You'll also be sent the accredited CMP diploma in copywriting.
Both qualifications are industry recognised, and prove you are a certified copywriter.
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At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the ABC Awards level 4 diploma in copywriting, and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the subjects they have completed as part of the course.
This copywriting course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme
We will also email you the fully accredited CMP diploma in copywriting, which is an industry recognised qualification that proves you are a qualified copywriter.
These awards will enable you to apply for copywriting jobs, develop your career, or help you find freelance work.
How does the course work?
Our courses are delivered online. This means you can study at a pace you're completely comfortable with and fit your course around your lifestyle.
You'll also benefit from having a personal course tutor who will mark your assignments, answer your questions and give helpful and friendly advice.
Who is this course for?
Our copywriting course is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. We've worked with:
- beginners wanting to become professional copywriters
- people who need to write effective copy, as part of their job roles
- individuals looking to improve their writing skills
- marketing teams who need additional training
- small businesses and freelancers who want to attract more clients
- experienced writers looking to refresh or redefine their skills
- people looking to start their own freelance copywriting business
This course covers every aspect of copywriting. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is based on the real world of copywriting. All assignments are personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you'll be recieving expert feedback at each stage of the course.
Lesson 01: Copywriting basics
- Examine what a copywriter does, and the qualities they need
- Describe different types of copy
- Recognise different good and bad copy
Lesson 02: Copy presentation
- Submit copy to various platforms in recognised formats
- Create an industry-standard cover sheet
Lesson 03: Researching your subject
- Carry out fast and effective internet research
- Use information to improve copy
Lesson 04: Terminology
- Be aware of specialist copywriting terminology
- Locate online glossaries
- Translate common terms into layman's English
Lesson 05: Principles of writing great copy
- Define the qualities needed to make copy attractive and effective
- Explain the need to write with your reader in mind
- Explain the importance of good spelling, grammar and punctuation
- Define the techniques that apply to most spheres of writing
Lesson 06: Writing effective headlines
- Explain the qualities of an effective headline
- Describe the principles and techniques involved in writing headlines
Lesson 07: Writing effective advertising content
- Define what an advertising feature is
- Explain why advertising features are used and why they can be effective
- Explain how to choose original subjects for advertising features
- List the writing techniques used to make advertising features effective
- Explain what advertising copy is, and where it is used
- Define the qualities that help advertising copy to have impact and success
Lesson 08: Writing direct mail
- Explain when direct mailshots can be used effectively
- Define the qualities that help direct mail copy to have impact and success
- Explain how headings can be used effectively
- Define how email shots are different and the qualities needed to make effective use of them
Lesson 09: Writing press releases
- Define the qualities that help press releases to have impact and success
- List the occasions when use of press releases is appropriate
- Define the importance of a press letter and when it can be used effectively
- Explain the importance of presenting, and sending, press releases correctly
Lesson 10: Writing for sales and promotion
- Explain and use techniques used in promotional copy, which covers anything to do with selling to businesses or consumers, including:
- Sales proposals
- Point-of-sale materials (posters, cut-outs etc)
Lesson 11: Writing articles for SEO
- Explain what an SEO article is and what it is intended to achieve
- List the stages involved in writing an SEO article
- Demonstrate how to identify key search words
Lesson 12: Using social media and blogs
- Understand the basics of social media
- Discuss the differences and similarities between social media sites
- Discuss the copywriter’s role in social media marketing
- Explain how to write social media copy
- Know what a blog is, and how to start and maintain one
Lesson 13: Industry codes of practice
- Explain the need for codes of practice within the copywriting industry
- State where to find the relevant codes online
- Understand what the codes say and how to apply them
Lesson 14: Finding work and developing your career
- List strategies for promoting your web presence
- Select appropriate ways to start finding copywriting and editing work
- Explain how to negotiate fees and tie up details of copywriting jobs
How long will it take?
The duration of this course is approximately 60-80 hours. You fit these hours in whenever is best for you.
We offer complete flexibility, with no deadlines or time limits. This means you can study at a pace that you're completely comfortable with, and fit the course around your lifestyle.
On average, people take around three months to complete this course, but it doesn't matter if you take longer, each learner is different.
There are no set start dates. You can enrol and begin studying whenever suits you.
Price and payment
The price of our copywriting course is £294.50 (incl. VAT). This fee can either be paid in full, or over three interest free monthly payments of £98.16.
Course tutor: Justine Holman
Copywriter | copywriting consultant | editor
Liberate Media | Elle | Chat | TV Times | The Express
We provide you with a personal tutor who will mentor you through the course, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice whenever you need it.
All our tutors are professionals who are still working in their sectors. They will be there to help you every step of the way. And you can contact them whenever you need to.
Our copywriting course tutor is Justine Holman, a professional copywriter and copywriting consultant.
She has experience in running integrated campaigns combining PR, social media and developing content.
She has also written for many large publications, including Elle, The Express, Chat, Women's Weekly, TV Times and Just 17.
It's important to study online with a provider you can trust. You will be in safe hands studying with us. We have been running our online courses since 2003.
We are listed on the government's UK Register of Learning Providers, which is run by the Department for Education.
We are fully accredited by three recognised organisations:
Our accrediting bodies have reciprocal arrangements with other countries, meaning you can study this course from anywhere in the world. We have students in more than 100 countries
Student discount card
Our copywriting course enables you to get an NUS student discount card, enabling you to save money on more than 170 brands across the UK.
You can get 10% off at the Co-op, 5% off at Amazon, 10% off at Superdrug, 10% off at New Look, and 20% off at WH Smith. Plus many more.
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What will I need to study this course?
In order to study our copywriting course, you will need the following:
- access to a computer, tablet or similar device
- internet access
- Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages
- an email account
Where you could fit in as a copywriter
There is currently a huge demand for qualified and talented copywriters.
Our online copywriting course prepares you to take advantage of all the opportunities on offer, both on and offline.
You may be a complete beginner, or an experienced writer looking to add another string to your bow.
You may have already completed a basic webwriting or content writing course and want to further develop your skills.
Whatever your starting point and whatever your ultimate goal, we can help you find success.
After completing our course, Caroline Wearn now feels like a confident writer. She had no hesitation in recommending our course to others. See her review
As a copywriter, you could be:
- completing a range of varied writing assignments for large and small businesses
- working as part of a marketing team to deliver an organisation’s advertising strategy
- building your own freelance writing business, choosing your own hours, clients and projects
Since completing our copywriting course, Mayur Mistry has gained regular freelance work. See his review
If you love to write, becoming a copywriter is great way to earn good money working on a range of varied assignments that test your skills and creativity!
CMP Charter Mark
The Charter Mark is our assurance of accredited educational quality.
We award it to students who have graduated from one of our courses or training programmes. It helps them to gain recognition and find work.
Holders are licensed to use it on their websites, stationery, and social media profiles.
The Charter Mark guarantees that holders have achieved set standards of competence in a given field.
It gives employers confidence that applicants for staff positions or freelance work have received accredited training and independent assessment.
This course gets results
Our graduates work for some of the UK's biggest corporations, as well as a range of small and medium businesses.
Many of them have gone on to succesful careers, and make a good living from copywriting.
When you finish
When you complete the course, you will receive two respected qualifications:
These recognised awards will add value to your CV, and help when you apply for copywriting jobs or freelance work.
We go the extra mile
We will still be here to help you, even after you have completed your course. There’s no cut-off point.
- personal careers advice
- help with your CV
- help looking for work
- a reference when applying for jobs
What happens when I enrol?
Once you have completed your enrolment form, and have paid your fee, we will be in touch very quickly via email, usually within 15-20 minutes, during office hours. We will send your introductory materials so you can get started.
There are no set enrolment dates. You can enrol and begin studying whenever suits you.
This course worked perfectly for me. I would recommend it without hesitation! I found the style easy to handle whilst still feeling challenged. Lynne Thomas
I now feel more confident about writing texts from scratch and I feel my writing skills have improved as a result of attending the course. I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone interested in getting into copywriting. Gemma Brown