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Become a certified web writer

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  • Personal assignment feedback

  • Flexible study – no deadlines

  • Staff training options

  • Help finding work

  • Help starting as a freelance

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Become a certified web writer

Our courses are used and trusted by:

  • Unlimited tutor support

  • Personal assignment feedback

  • Flexible study – no deadlines

  • Staff training options

  • Help finding work

  • Expert careers advice

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Online web writing course (QLS level 4)

An accredited web writing course for individuals and businesses

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  • Price: £494.50 or 4 monthly payments of £123.62. See payment options

  • Duration: Self-paced as long as you need

  • Requirements: Good written English skills.

  • Tutor marked assignments: 16 practical tutor marked assignments. See course subjects

  • Government registered?: Yes. UKRLP Number – 10008168. See our listing

  • Accreditation: CPD | EADL

  • Quality endorsed by: The Quality Licence Scheme

  • Awards: The Quality Licence Scheme certificate of Achievement & Accredited CMP Diploma. See samples

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Organisations including Leicester Council, NSPCC, United Utilities and Royal Bank of Scotland use this course to train individual staff members and whole teams.

The course is designed to be completely flexible, which gives staff members the freedom to fit their studies around their other duties.

Interested in booking this practical web writing course for yourself, an individual staff member or multiple members of your team? Please call us on 01243 930353 or use the ‘enquire now’ button below to submit a written enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our web writing course equips you with the skills you need to produce copy suitable for a wide range of websites and online publications.

We live in a world where people want to read things as quickly, especially on the internet, and that’s why it’s so
important that web copy gets straight to the point, is user friendly, and easy to read.

This course is great if you want to develop and expand your existing writing skills,
or if you want to learn to write concise, reader focused web content from scratch.

Many leading corporations including AutoTrader, the NHS, NCPCC and Transport for London
use this practical online web writing course to train their writers.
And numerous individuals testify that it is practical, effective and great value for money.

Successful web writing course graduate,  Christine Robinson, who works for the NHS told us:
“I enjoyed the writing exercises and found them very helpful in getting the most from the course.
For me personally the opportunity to produce pieces of writing and
receive detailed feedback has made the course worthwhile”. Read her full review

This accredited web writing course is designed for:

  • Beginners.
  • Writers who need to develop their web writing skills.
  • Website and blog owners.
  • Content writers.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Journalists and writers who need to retrain.
  • Freelancers and small business owners.

What does this web writing course teach?

There is a strong demand for good web writers these days. Most organisations need people
who can write effective content for websites, blogs and social media.
This course covers all of these areas, and will also teach you how to:

  • Write clearly and concisely.
  • Say more with fewer words.
  • Research, check facts and proofread your work.
  • Improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Tailor your copy to targeted audiences.
  • Format your copy for online publication.

Whether you want to focus exclusively on writing for the internet or are looking to expand your existing writing skills,
our comprehensive web writingcourse will teach you all you need to know. See a full list of course subjects

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 practical, real-world
web writing tasks at home, at work or on the go.

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

Another successful web writing course learner, Theresa Paul, told us:
“The tutorial support provided was excellent. Work was returned promptly and with detailed,
specific, and always positive comments.” Read her full review

Many of our graduates testify that our web writing course helped them to find jobs,
set up as freelancers, or boost their skills at work.

See these examples below, and contact us if you’d like to see some others.

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

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Web writing course tutor: Ian Campbell

Writer | Blogger | Editor | Journalist

As an web writing 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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This course covers every aspect of web writing. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is based on the real world of web 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: The basics

  • Explain what a web writer writes.
  • Define why web writing is different from other forms of writing.

Lesson 02: Using glossaries and client briefs

  • Find online glossaries and translate terms in to layperson’s English.
  • Explain the need for a clear brief.

Lesson 03: Style guides

  • Explain what style is and why you need a style guide.
  • Apply style to web content.

Lesson 04: Spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • List techniques and resources that will assist with accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Maintain accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Lesson 05: Avoiding jargon:

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

Lesson 06: Summarising content:

  • Explain why summarising is an essential skill for a web writer.
  • List techniques involved in summarising.
  • Apply these skills to a range of exercises.

Lesson 07: Common pitfalls

  • Identify and replace cliches and offensive or inappropriate material.
  • Write to suit multicultural audiences.

Lesson 08: Accuracy

  • Analyse words and phrases to make sure they convey the correct meaning.
  • Apply this technique to a range of exercises.

Lesson 09: Checking facts

  • Explain the types of factual errors that frequently occur on web pages.
  • List techniques and processes for correcting them.

Lesson 10: Essential laws A

  • Explain how the laws of copyright, trademark and libel affect the web writer.
  • Apply them to a range of situations.

Lesson 12: Effective presentation

  • Define the techniques used to present copy clearly on a web page.
  • Apply these techniques to real-world situations.

Lesson 13: Web page essentials

  • Explain the factors determining the content of a web page.
  • Illustrate how to apply these factors to building a web page.
  • Define the website tools and applications available to a web writer.

Lesson 14: Website building blocks

  • explain how links, downloads, contact details and other building blocks can be used to help visitors read a web page.

Lesson 15: Web page accessibility

  • Explain what the Equality Act 2010 (EA) says about web access for disabled people.
  • Define disabled user groups and the equipment that is available to them.
  • List the tools and techniques a web writer can use to make a website EA compliant.

Lesson 16: SEO articles

  • Explain what an SEO article is.
  • Define what an SEO article is intended to achieve.
  • List the stages involved in writing an SEO article.
  • Demonstrate how to identify key search words.
  • Explain how to use keywords in an article.
  • Apply these objectives to a range of practical exercises.

Web writing course certifications

Our web writing course has been independently endorsed under The Quality Licence Scheme which is a product of the Skills and Education Group, 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 under The Quality Licence Scheme 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 skills, which is recognised in the UK and beyond and proves that you are a certified web writer.

These awards will equip you to apply for web writing and content writing jobs, use your new skills in the workplace or find freelance work.

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Money back guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with your web writing course you are entitled to a full refund within 14 days of your enrolment.

There are no catches or exceptions. For more information, please see our money back guarantee page

Web writing course 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.

How does this web writing course work?

This web writing course is 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.


How long will it take to complete this web writing course?

This web writing course is designed to be as flexible as you need it to be. 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.

On average, our learners who commit to 4 hours per week to their studies, will usually complete the course within 4 months.

What will I need to study this web writing course?

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.
  • Your own blog.
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages.
  • An email account.

What happens when I enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates which means you can book this course 24 hours a day – 365 days a year.

Once you have completed your enrolment form and paid your fee, you will receive a login to our Online Learning Area and a document called ‘enrolment pack’, which explains how to get started, who your tutor is and other important information.

You will get immediate access to your learning materials upon purchase, but you are under no obligation to begin studying until you are ready.

Web writing course payment options

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This web writing course costs £494.50 including VAT. This is all you pay. There are no hidden charges, and we offer a wide range of secure payment methods, so you can purchase the course from wherever you live.

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

English writing skills course FAQ

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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 under the Quality Licence Scheme.
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 under the Quality Licence Scheme 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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