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Online English writing skills course (QLS level 3)

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Price:£494.50 or 4 monthly payments of £123.62. Prices include VAT. See payment options
Tutor support:Unlimited support from an expert.
Requirements:Basic written English skills.
Duration:Self-paced, as long as you need.
Start date:No set dates. Begin when you choose.
Available to:UK and international learners.
Accreditation:European Association for Distance Learning.
Quality endorsed by:The Quality Licence Scheme.
Government registered:Yes. UK Register of Learning Providers number: 10008168.
Certification:QLS Certificate & Accredited CMP Diploma.

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Our English writing course is specifically designed for people who want to improve their written English, add value to their CV and develop their skills to use in the workplace. This course equips you with the skills to write accurately, concisely and fluently.

We all need to produce written documents and correspondence on a daily basis. If you would like to raise the standard of your written work, our online English writing skills course can help.

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners who need to develop and improve their written English.
  • People who need to improve their writing in workplace.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Small businesses and freelancers.
  • People who want to add value to their CV.
  • Non-native English speakers who want to develop their written English.

Many respected business, including Royal Mail, RaceLogic UK, and WW Surveyors use this course to train their writers. And numerous individuals testify that it is practical, effective and great value for money.

Successful graduate Sally Latham, told us: “I found that the course content and support were both of the highest quality. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in developing and improving their writing.” Read her review

Starting with the basics of spelling, grammar and sentence structure, we guide you through the whole writing process. We also teach you how to eliminate jargon and streamline your writing, so you say more with fewer words!

You will also learn how to:

  • Compose professional written correspondence, such as letters, emails and reports.
  • Accurately summarise documents for a variety of purposes.
  • Spot and correct errors in your work.
  • Write focused, persuasive and user-friendly web content.

This course will help improve your understanding of English, with the support of our personal course tutor who will mark your assignments, and offer detailed and relevant advice.

You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app. This means the course is flexible, and gives you the chance to tackle your assignments at home, at work or on the go.

If you want to develop and improve your written English, this course has a proven track record and enables you to fit your studies around your lifestyle.

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English writing skills course subjects

This English writing skills course is spread over 11 comprehensive lessons. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is designed to help you improve your writing. All assignments are personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll be receiving expert feedback at each stage of the course.

Lesson 01: An introduction to English writing

  • How to write attractive and effective text.
  • Write with your reader in mind.

Lesson 02: Spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Use techniques and resources to improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Use appropriate and adaptable English grammar in your writing.

Lesson 03: Expressing information accurately

  • Analyse words and phrases to convey the correct meaning.
  • Apply techniques to ensure written content is accurate.

Lesson 04: Avoiding jargon

  • Define what jargon is and how to avoid it.
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of jargon.
  • Write words, phrases and sentences to eliminate jargon.

Lesson 05: Writing for the web

  • Learn skills that make web content relevant, focused and easy to read.
  • Write effective web content.

Lesson 06: Writing effective emails

  • Explain the problems that emerge when writing and handling emails.
  • Apply email etiquette.
  • Use techniques that will make emails consistent, effective and readable.

Lesson 07: Letters and correspondence

  • State why etiquette is important when writing business letters.
  • List the main points of etiquette needed for business letters.
  • Build the content of a letter from a skeleton.
  • Write an effective covering letter for a job application.

Lesson 08:  Writing summaries

  • Identify when summaries are useful.
  • Prepare a document for summarising.
  • Reduce the number of words and prioritise the facts in a summary.

Lesson 09: Persuasive writing

  • Explain when persuasive writing skills are needed.
  • Apply effective persuasive writing techniques.

Lesson 10: Writing reports

  • Discuss why reports are used.
  • Identify what most reports contain.
  • Plan, structure and write an effective report.

Lesson 11: Proofreading your work

  • Learn effective techniques for checking your work.
  • Proofread your work onscreen.


English writing skills course accreditation and quality

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

  • Registered by the UK government.
  • Accredited by the European Association for Distance Learning.
  • Quality endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

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

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How does the course work?

Our courses are delivered online. So, you can study at a pace you’re completely comfortable with and fit your studies around your lifestyle.

You can use a computer, or our exclusive app to work on a tablet or smartphone.

English writing skills course certifications

Our English writing skills course has been independently endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme which is a product of ABC Awards and Certa Awards, who endorse high-quality, non-regulated courses and training programmes.

So at the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the Units the learner has completed as part of the course).

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

These awards will demonstrate to potential employees that you have good written English skills, and can write clearly and fluently. You can use the certifications on your CV, and can also apply your new skills in the workplace.


English writing skills course tutor: Ian Campbell

Blogger | Writer | Editor | Journalist

As an English writing skills course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Ian Campbell, who is a professional writer and editor.

Ian has been involved in writing throughout his career.

As a journalist, he developed the ability to write clearly, concisely and with the reader in mind.

As a member of management, he became skilled in writing effective memos, blog posts, reports, emails and other documents to directors and management team members.

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

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How long will it take?

Our online courses are flexible. There are no deadlines, time limits or expiry dates. So, you can study at a pace that suits you, and fit the course around your lifestyle.

Most people take around three months to complete this course, but each learner is different.

There are no set start dates. You can enrol and begin studying when you want to.

What will I need?

We aim to keep our course delivery as simple as possible, so people of all ages, locations and abilities can take part.

This is what you will need to study our English writing skills course:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or similar device.
  • Internet access.
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages.
  • An email account.

English writing skills course payment options

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This English writing skills course costs £494.50 including VAT. This is all you pay. There are no hidden charges, and we have a range of payment methods, so you can purchase your course wherever you live.

You can either pay the fee in full, or with four monthly instalments of £123.62 including VAT.


What happens when I enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates. You can begin studying when you want to.

Once you have completed your enrolment form and paid your fee, you will receive a login to our Online Learning Area.

There, you will find your learning materials and other resources. You can start studying when you want to.


Our courses are often used for staff training

Some of the world’s biggest corporations use our courses to train their workers.

They appreciate the flexibility. People can work step-by-step, in their own time, with input from an expert tutor when they need it. Many learners find they can apply their new skills to their jobs straight away.

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English writing skills course FAQs

Is this English writing skills course accredited? Yes. The English writing skills course is externally accredited by 2 recognised organisations. It is also quality endorsed by ABC and Certa Awards.
How long will the course take? This English writing skills course is flexible which means you can fit it around your lifestyle. On average, our learners who commit 4 hours per week to this English writing skills course, will usually complete it within 4 months.
Can I take time out? Yes, many of our English writing skills course learners take breaks from their studies, and continue from where they left off.
What certifications will I receive? You'll receive the Accredited CMP Diploma in English writing skills. You'll also receive a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the Units the learner has completed as part of the course).
Can I study this course if I don't live in the UK? Yes, this English writing skills course isn't just restricted to people in the UK. We have learners from all over Europe, and in America, Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand and many others. This course is internationally accredited, which means you can enrol with confidence no matter which country you live in.
Do you send the certifications overseas? Yes. There are no additional charges for this.
Can I apply for a job with the certifications? Yes, many of our English writing skills course learners use the course and the certifications on their CV to apply for jobs.
Will this course show me how to get started as a freelancer? Yes. We offer full support after the course, and give each learner expert advice on starting as a freelance writer. This includes advice on which rates to charge, which agencies to join and how to market yourself in the correct way in order to attract clients. We have lots of free resources in the Online Learning Area which are geared to helping you establish yourself as a freelance.
Can this course be used for staff training? Yes. Many organisations, including Arsenal FC, BT, the BBC, Disney, Vodafone and Waitrose, use our courses to train their staff.
Because the course is flexible, you can fit it around your work commitments and apply new skills to your job as you learn them. You will also have lifetime access to the materials, so you can refer back to them later if you need to.
How many tutor marked assignments are there? There are 11 lessons on this English writing skills course, and all of them come with tutor marked assignments. Our tutors are often praised for the level of detail they go into when marking our learners assignments.
Can I resubmit assignments if I fail? Yes. If you fail an assignment, your tutor will point out where you went wrong, and will give you constructive feedback which should help you achieve a pass grade when you resubmit.
How much tutor time do I get? This is one of the only online English writing skills courses that offers unlimited tutor support. This means you can contact your tutor with questions at any point during the course, and they will usually reply the same working day. This support also includes expert careers advice, help looking for work, help with CVs and covering letters, and much more!
Can my employer pay for this course for me? Yes, on the second page of the English writing skills enrolment form, please select 'invoice to employer'. When your form reaches us, our finance team will send the invoice - usually the same working day.
Will I have to start straight away? No. Because the English writing skills course is flexible, you can purchase it and begin studying whenever you are ready. Lots of our learners take advantage of offers and discounts, but begin studying the course weeks or even months later.
Can I pay for this course monthly? Yes. The payment plan for this English writing skills course is 4 monthly instalments of £123.62. Unfortunately monthly instalments cannot be used with a discount or promotional offer.
When can I enrol? You can enrol on our English writing skills course 365 days a year. Upon enrolment, you'll receive your login details and enrolment pack, which means you can get started immediately... if you want to.

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