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Writing & Journalism

Online Writing and Journalism Courses

Our online writing courses and online journalism courses have been developed by writers, who have contributed their professional expertise in many aspects of writing, to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed.

There are no shortcuts to becoming a successful writer or journalist and so learning what to write and how to write it, can only be truly learned when completing a course on the subject.

There are thousands of internet searches every month asking how to write a book, a novel, or poetry, so if you have a passion for writing and dream of being a successful novelist, autobiographical author or a freelance journalist, we have a course that will enable you to obtain the necessary writing skills. Our available online writing and journalism courses include:

There are also business-related writing courses such as Efficient Writing, Editing and Publishing.

Whether you're a budding author or want to acquire the skills to work as a professional writer, you can better understand how to do it the right way with ADL.

Learn online via distance learning:  With mentor/tutor support throughout, our amateur and online professional writing and journalism courses studied by distance learning, are applicable anywhere in the World. Whether you're a budding author, or want to acquire the skills to work as a professional writer.

Get a writing course qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as "recognised" on the Ofqual Register.

Increase your chances of getting noticed. Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so. So, whether you wish to begin your journey as a professional writer, or increase your range of writing expertise, we have a course for you.

Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to enhance and improve your writing or journalism skills by learning something new to add to them. For example, you may already have creative writing skills, but what about you dramatic of fiction writing skills? Or is your professional writing efficient? We bring different types of writing together, with courses that gel together.

Learn about writing:  Improve your personal enrichment and indulge your desire to write for fun. For example, learn key shills to release the inner poet in yourself, or learn how to write your own children’s stories.  

Learn about Journalism: If you have a keen interest in writing, we have several journalism related programs that will offer you plenty of opportunity to develop your skills with constructive feedback. Your personally assigned tutor is there to help you improve your writing every step of the way.

Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: info@adlhomestudy.co.uk Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.

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Freelance Writing I 100 Hours Certificate Course

Understand how to write as a freelancer. Ten lessons cover everything from good grammar, to planning and writing newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, books and more. Emphasis is placed on things which are important to publishers who might buy your work.
 

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£340.00
Freelance Writing II (Advanced) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Enhance your freelance writing skills! This is a great follow up course to Freelance Writing 1. It begins by revisiting writing fundamentals, in order to lay the foundation for specific freelance writing skills for newspapers, periodicals, education, biographies, technical. fiction and others.

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£340.00
Journalism 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma

Acquire the writing skills needed to become both an employed and freelance Journalist. To become a successful journalist, you will need a number of key attributes to call upon during your journalistic career. This course will help you gain them.

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£3,540.00
Journalism 400 Hour Advanced Certificate Course

Develop your understanding of editing, publishing, and image manipulation! The skills and knowledge developed in this course can help you start a career as a freelance writer, editor or publisher or you can gain full credit towards our Diploma in Journalism while building your career.

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£1,180.00
Journalism 600 Hours Diploma

Succeed in your career in journalism. This study journalism from home course is designed to prepare people for such career paths. It concentrates on developing the skills needed to succeed as a writer, and an awareness of how to develop a career in this industry.

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£1,770.00
Journalism 800 Hours Advanced Diploma

Become a successful journalist. Being paid to write is a dream shared by many because journalism is a challenging and exciting profession. Writing well under pressure and writing to a Newspaper's requirements is very important. This course will teach you the skills you need to achieve your potential.

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£2,360.00
Journalism Practice I 100 Hours Certificate Course

Gain practical journalism experience. Develop your ability to write articles to specification and submit those articles for publication in a periodical (ie. Newspaper, Magazine or Ezine). By the end of this course, you will actually have something published!

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£340.00
Journalism Practice II 100 Hours Certificate Course

Expand your practical journalism opportunities. This module gives you valuable experience in writing for a student publication, which will greatly enhance your resume. Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will participate in the production of a specific publication.
 

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£340.00
Multi Cultural Awareness Level 3 Certificate Course

Help Break down cultural barriers.  Understand multi-cultural issues and terminology. Develop your sensitivity to culture, diversity and multicultural societies, and improve your capacity to interact with people on multicultural issues.

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£340.00
Poetry 100 Certificate Course


Poetry course online. There's a poet inside each of us! Learn to develop...

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Professional Writing and Editing 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma

Improve your ability to professionally write and edit. Extend your awareness of the opportunities available within the industry and distinguish between successful and unsuccessful writers... 

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Publishing and Journalism 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma

Higher Advanced Diploma in Publishing and Journalism course online. Learn the basics in...

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Publishing I 100 Hours Certificate Course

Start your career in publishing today! It is easier today than ever before for anyone to become a publisher; particularly for electronic publishing. This course provides and excellent start...
 

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£340.00
Publishing II 100 Hours Certificate Course

Publishing II course online. Understand the publishing industry. Develop your knowledge of the of the nature and scope of the publishing industry. Suitable for anyone with some...

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£340.00
Publishing III 100 Hours Certificate Course

Publishing III course online. Learn how to manage a publishing business. Develop your ability to plan and manage a publishing business. Publishers are continually needing to...

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£340.00

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