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Creative writing level 4 diploma

A highly effective writing course for individuals and businesses

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Do you have the urge to write, but struggle to know where to start?

Our new online creative writing course is perfect for beginners. It introduces you to the many different types of fiction and non-fiction writing that you can do for fun, profit … or both!

We also offer additional course content on essential topics such as finding a steady supply of good ideas to write about, presenting your work professionally, and working with images.

You will receive full tutor support throughout and personal feedback on your course assignments.

If you would like to take your writing further as a career or an exciting part-time income opportunity, the final module is dedicated to helping you sell your work to a variety of markets.

Accreditation logosSo, whether you are a writing novice looking to broaden your writing horizons or just seeking a creative new hobby, our comprehensive creative writing course is the perfect place to find inspiration.

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What will I learn?

Our comprehensive creative writing course takes you through the basic writing skills before moving on to the main types of writing, such as:

  • Feature articles, biographies and reviews.
  • Filler material, readers’ letters and competition entries.
  • Scripts for theatre, TV and radio.
  • Writing for specialist markets, including religious and children’s publications​.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Mitch Larney, who is a professional lecturer and creative consultant. He will help you every step of the way.

He will also give you personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and provide expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.

When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards level 4 diploma in creative writing. It proves you are a qualified creative writer. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


Our creative writing course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards level 4 diploma in creative writing, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.

The ABC diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 4 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual.

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in creative writing, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified creative writer.

These awards will equip you to apply for creative writing jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

Creative writing course tutor: Mitch Larney

Lecturer | creative consultant | freelance writer

As a creative writing course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Mitch Larney, who is a professional lecturer and creative consultant.

Mitch has more than 14 years’ experience teaching English and creative writing to A-level standard. He is a keen writer and has had articles and resources published in magazines, newspapers and exam board publications.

He has helped countless students succeed over the years and has acted as an editor and story consultant for a number of writers including Ray Cluley, winner of the British Fantasy Award 2013 (short story).

He will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.

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Creative writing course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of creative writing. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world creative writing.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?

Our creative writing course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to become professional creative writers.
  • People who need to write engaging and original content at work.
  • Marketing teams who need focused creative writing skills.
  • Small businesses and freelancers who want to attract more clients.
  • Experienced writers and journalists who want to retrain, or upgrade their skills.
  • People looking to start their own freelance creative writing businesses.
  • Creative writers who want recognised qualifications.

We have an excellent reputation working with disabled learners, and people who are housebound or terminally ill.

Access to our resources library

You will have free and unlimited access to our extensive resources library. It contains downloadable podcasts, videos, ebooks and tips files to help your career.

This is in addition to your comprehensive course materials and tutor support.

International students

You can study this online course wherever you live. We have students in more than 100 countries. And you can trust us, as we are accredited by two international accrediting bodies:

Both organisations promote excellence in worldwide online study, so international students can verify our quality before they enrol.


Accreditation and quality

We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:

Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.

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