|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Contrary to popular belief, the internet revolution has only intensified the call for those with outstanding-quality writing skills. The written word has never had more power or influence across every imaginable business and industry sector. From high-level marketing strategies to inter-business communications and so much more, advanced writing competencies are of genuinely priceless value in a contemporary corporate setting. Nevertheless, genuinely remarkable writing skills are still a comparatively rare asset. As such, those with the relevant education and backgrounds have a serious advantage over the competition.
This writing skills course, builds on existing writing skills of a moderate level with highly-specific business-focused insights. With no specific business-writing competencies or experience required, candidates are gradually guided through the most important elements of world-class writing techniques from a contemporary corporate perspective. Three intensive course modules begin with an overview of the ‘Four Cs of Writing’, before introducing candidates to a series of essential writing technicalities. Course content of this creative writing course, also explores a variety of crucially important business documents, along with how to effectively proofread written communications.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue or enhance existing positions in almost any area of business, or set up solo as a self-employed freelance writer.
This creative writing online course, is delivered over three in-depth modules:
Module 1 – The Four Cs of Writing
The course begins by introducing candidates to the comprehensive importance of Clarity, Conciseness, Correctness and Completeness – aka the ‘Four Cs of Writing’. Along with effective error-detection and prevention techniques, candidates explore cliché-avoidance, what constitutes genuinely professional-level writing and the core elements that make up the outstanding written document.
Module 2 – Writing Technicalities
Course content in Module 2 focuses on a series of crucial writing technicalities, which must be mastered and cohesively-interlinked by the professional writer. Along with a broad overview of emphasis and rhythm, the mechanics of efficient and effective sentence structure are discussed, along with the importance of coherence and how to create professional-quality paragraphs.
Module 3 – Preparing Business Documents
Bringing the course to a close, Module 3 provides candidates with an in-depth exploration of several crucially important business documents. Various communication types are dissected and investigated at length, along with the specifics of professional business report writing and a variety of effective and efficient document editing/proofreading techniques.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.