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Accredited food blogging diploma

Food blogging level 3 diploma

Course summary

£150 incl VAT. Payment options
2 x monthly payments of £75. No charges, interest or credit checks.
Justine Holman
A passion for sharing your food ideas and news
Duration / hours:
Approximately 20-30 hours. You work at your own pace.
ABC Awards level 3 diploma
Awarding body:
ABC awards

Course review

Georgina Ingham: food blogging course

I would definitely recommend the course to a friend. It was 100 per cent worth the money. The course met my expectations. The tutorial support was fabulous and very supportive. The course content was relevant, and and very informative.

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Molly Shrimpton: food blogging course

My tutor was very helpful and constructive with his feedback, he marked and returned my assignments very quickly. If I had any queries he got back to me in good time offering helpful and friendly advice. This vastly improved the learning experience.

Molly Shrimpton: food blogging course

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Renatka Behan: food blogging course

I have just reached the end of my course in food blogging and I have since gone on to receive blog award nominations. Anyone who is looking to develop a hobby or find a new direction should consider taking a course with CMP.

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Course overview

Food blogging course studentOur food blogging course will equip you with the skills you need to create and maintain a successful blog on a variety of food and drink-related topics.

This course is also for active food bloggers who want to improve their exisiting blog by learning new techniques and fresh approaches.

If you have the determination, our online food blogging course can help you shape your ideas and create a blog that enjoys long-term success.

You might think food blogging is all about recipes and cooking. However, you can start a successful food blog, even if you never set foot in the kitchen!

For example, you could be blogging about:

  • the local food and drink scene in your area
  • combining international travel with eating out
  • environmental, health and dietary issues related to food
  • food/drink industry news and developments

Of course if you love to cook, there is still plenty of scope to create a blog focusing on your kitchen adventures!

Successful graduate, Georgina Ingham, learned how to blog "properly and professionally". She would definitely recommend the course, as she found it to be "100% per cent worth the money". See her review

Our comprehensive food blogging course will teach you how to:

  • define your food blog’s target readership
  • create and design your blog using standard web tools
  • write exciting posts that your readers will love
  • promote your blog on social media platforms and optimise it for search engines
  • engage visitors, generate comments on your posts and increase site traffic

You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.

When you graduate, you will receive the ABC awards certificate of achievment, and the accredited CMP diploma in food blogging. Both qualifications are industry recognised, and prove you are a certified food blogger.

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ABC awards logoAt the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards, and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the subjects they have completed as part of the course.

This food blogging course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme

We will also email you the fully accredited CMP diploma in fashion blogging, which is an industry recognised qualification that proves you are a qualified food blogger.

These awards will enable you to apply for food blog writing jobs, develop your career, or help you find freelance work.

Food blogging subjects

This course covers everything you need to know to get started in the world of food blogging.

Lesson 01: Starting your blog
  • Name, create and design your own blog, using standard web tools
  • State some of the common terminology used in blogging
Lesson 02: What to write
  • Identify the purpose of an effective posting
  • How to research and form a valid opinion for each posting
  • Create content about celebrities and VIPs
Lesson 03: Who to write for
  • Define your blog’s target reader
  • Adapt your content and writing style to suit their needs
Lesson 04: Writing techniques
  • Make your postings clear, engaging and interesting
  • Apply keywords effectively

Lesson 05: Getting noticed
  • Ensure your blog is correctly listed
  • Optimise your blog so that search engines find it
  • Use social media and other tools to promote your blog and boost traffic
Lesson 06: Keeping your blog legal
  • Understand and apply the laws that can affect bloggers
  • Write controversial posts that keep within the laws of libel
  • Apply copyright law correctly
Lesson 07: Maintaining and developing your blog
  • Use tools and techniques to ensure your blog’s long-term popularity
  • Draw up a social media action plan
Lesson 08: Live blogging
  • Use tools to blog about live events from your smartphone or tablet​

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How long will it take?

The duration of this course is approximately 20-30 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.

Course tutor: Justine HolmanJustine Holman

Features journalist | editor | copywriter

Elle | Chat | TV Times | The Express | Women's weekly

Justine has written for many large printed and online publications, including: Elle, The Express, Chat, Women's Weekly, TV Times and Just 17.

She will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.

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Where you could fit in as a food blogger

If you love food and drink, running your own blog is the perfect way to share your passion with the world!

Our food blogging course leads you through the whole process, ensuring you avoid the mistakes many new bloggers tend to make.

You will learn how to find the right niche for your blog and generate a constant supply of interesting ideas for posts.

You will also learn the best ways to promote your blog to maximise your readership and monetisation opportunities.

Our food blogging course has helped lots of people establish lively and interactive blogs - and it can do the same for you!

As a successful food blogger, you could be:

  • creating and developing exciting new recipes and sharing them with your readers
  • exploring new cuisines and ingredients
  • reviewing local restaurants, cafes and eateries
  • using your website as a platform to sell your books or promote your freelance writing career
  • a popular blog can get you noticed, by food-related publications and companies looking to promote their products.

Through our course, Renatka Behan was able to turn blogging from a hobby into a career. She has found running a highly successful blog leads to many new opportunities. See her review

If you are ready to turn your passion into a satisfying hobby, a part-time income or even an exciting new career, our comprehensive food blogging course might just be the perfect recipe for success!

This course gets results

Our blogging course students have won many awards and accolades:

  • Sami Clara and Sara Larkham received a personal tweet from Lady Gaga after their reviewed her new album on their magazine blog. Read more
  • Edel Flynn became a guest blogger for the prestigious Irish News Review. Read more
  • Chris Carra won the coveted Best Sports Blog title in the Wales Blog Awards 2012. His blog is about Swansea City FC. Read more
  • Anna Howell, took part in a live interview with stars from the smash TV series American Idol. Read more
  • Renatka Behan, saw her blog climb to fourth spot in the UK's most influential gastronomy blog rankings on social publishing site, Ebuzzing. Read more
  • Natasha Ferguson, was selected by music giant RCA to promote Beyoncé’s new album. Read more
  • Samson Dada, mixed with politicians and celebrities at a special event at the US Embassy in London. Read more
  • Cindy Voong, got taken on as a writer for a web magazine based in New York. Read more

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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 blogging jobs or freelance work.

What will I need?

  • access to a computer, tablet or similar device
  • internet access
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages
  • an email account

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Course reviews

The course content was interesting and relevant. I learned methods of self promotion and engaging with the blogging community. Molly Shrimpton

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