Duration: 10 weeks
This course offers you the opportunity to explore and practice various writing styles in a relaxed, small group learning environment. You will be introduced to writing styles to, for example, tell stories, share personal experiences, describe a holiday or childhood memories and explore the different processes and approaches to producing a well-formed piece of creative writing. Different themes, introduced each term, will enable you to either kick start or improve on your level of skills. You will also be shown a range diverse writers’ works, including many with learning difficulties or disabilities, to inspire and support your learning.
The aim of this course is to inspire and promote your writing confidence by introducing you to some basics of creative writing. Working at your own pace through themed projects, you will spend time exploring different writing techniques and samples of writing in different styles to develop the skills to bring your ideas to life on paper. You will also respond to prompts given in the projects to practice some of the different styles of writing and use your new critical awareness skills to evaluate and edit your own work, useful for any writing activity in and beyond college. By the end of this course, you will create short pieces of your own creative writing which you could build up and add to in further terms.
This course is aimed beginners and learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties. An open mind towards exploring the written word through poetry, fiction, your memories and short stories, and an interest in improving your writing skills, are all you will need to join.
Assessment takes place in many ways and methods including having your work put on display. You will be assessed throughout the stages of your projects, and you will share your thoughts about your growing skills and knowledge with your teacher. There is no exam or formal assessment for this course, but you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals and you will receive feedback against the achievement of these goals during the course from your tutor. You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.
Before you enrol you need to come and meet our team, so we can assess your needs and ensure we have the right support in place for you. To book a meeting, please call 020 7258 4752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.