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CPD Certificate Level 5 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 110 CPD Credits | Free Administration Course

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Online, self-paced
330 hours
No formal qualification
110 CPD hours / points
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Creative Writing

CPD Accredited Certificate with 110 CPD points. This course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Level 5 Creative Writing Skills Course is Accredited by CPD Standard Office.

Discover what it takes to become a confident, competent and successful writer, with a little help from BOLC Courses! Enhance your CV and employment prospects for life with this exclusive Level 5 Creative Writing Skills Certificate!

On a global basis, advanced writing skills are in growing demand among business owners and employers at all levels. Across every sector and business area, writing plays a critically-important role at every level within most organisations. From internal business communications to the creation of complex business plans to proposals to press releases and so on, the written word directly contributes to the success (or otherwise) of the business as a whole. But what’s interesting is that irrespective of the importance and value of advanced writing skills, comparatively few take a proactive approach to the development of their own writing talents. To become a capable writer of the highest quality is to gain an immediate and ongoing edge over the competition – whatever your chosen career path.

From jobseekers to established professionals in pursuit of promotion, superior writing skills can make all the difference. This exclusive Essential Writing Skills Certificate has been designed for anyone looking to take their existing writing skills to an entirely higher level. By looking beyond the basics of writing, candidates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to create consistently engaging and influential texts. With no specific experience or expertise required, course content gradually introduces a series of rare yet highly-valuable writing talents and competencies.

With enrolment open 365 days a year, why not get started with BOLC Courses right now?



110 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Creative Writing

Course Benefits

When studying for a Level 5 Creative Writing Skills Diploma with BOLC Courses, every learner benefits from:

  1. All required course materials and supporting documentation included as standard within the initial course fee.
  2. The freedom to study in your own time and at your own pace with no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about.
  3. 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform from any location worldwide with an Internet connection for complete flexibility and convenience.
  4. Comprehensive support provided by qualified and professional tutors with extensive industry experience and expertise.
  5. The opportunity to earn a fully-accredited certificate from a recognised awarding organization.

Learning Objectives

This popular Level 5 Creative Writing Diploma has been designed to improve the existing writing skills of candidates pursuing continuous personal development. Advanced writing skills have the potential to prove invaluable in the pursuit of any career at any level. Particularly for those working in business or administrative settings, confident writing skills are considered mandatory. Produced by a team of leading academics in conjunction with respected industry veterans, this high-quality course was created to inspire, educate and motivate ambitious candidates to explore their full potential.

Over the course of three concise yet intensive modules, candidates are introduced to the Four Cs of Writing - Clarity, Conciseness, Correctness and Completeness – along with a series of essential writing technicalities, the importance of detecting and correcting errors, an exploration of sentence structure and how to work with emphasis and rhythm. Course content also introduces a series of critically-important business documents and their respective roles, along with how to become an effective proof-reader.

Upon completion of the course, successful candidates benefit from a variety of skills and key insights including:

  • Discuss how to make writing clear, complete, concise, and correct.
  • How to improve sentence construction and paragraph development
  • How to identify the difference between creativity and innovation
  • How to recognize their own creativity
  • Identify the benefits to proper research and documentation
  • Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
  • Review your work so that it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.

Course Outline

Our exclusive Level 5 Creative Writing Certificate is delivered across 11 intensive yet accessible modules. In order to successfully complete the course, the modules must be completed in order, along with an assessment at the end of each module.

Unit 1- The C’s Of Quality Writing

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Writing Clearly
  • Writing Concisely
  • Writing Correctly
  • Plus More

Unit 2- Writing Technicalities

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Building Paragraphs
  • Emphasis
  • Proper Paragraphs
  • Plus More

Unit 3-Preparing Business Documents

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Types of Letters
  • Preparing Business Documents
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation
  • Plus More

Unit 4-Developing Research Skills

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Why Are Research Skills Important?
  • Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
  • 7±2 Rule]
  • Plus More

Unit 5-Developing Creativity & Innovation

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Individual Creativity
  • Creative Thinking Methods
  • Decision Making
  • Understanding Mind Mapping
  • Creating a Mind Map
  • Metaphors and Analogies
  • Brainstorming
  • Plus More

Unit 6-Developing Critical Thinking Skills

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Defining Critical Thinking
  • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  • Common Critical Thinking Styles
  • Left- and Right-Brain Thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
  • The Critical Thinking Model
  • A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
  • Probing Techniques
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Dealing with Assumptions
  • Techniques for Thinking Creatively
  • Plus More

Unit 7-Fundamentals Of Business Writing

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Why Write is important
  • Four C’s of communication and writing
  • Word Agreement
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Sentences and Sentence Types
  • Readability Index
  • Manners and Courtesy
  • Practical Language
  • Inclusive Language
  • Sentence Construction
  • Punctuation
  • Plus More

Unit 8-Proposal Writing

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Business Writing Basics
  • Types of Proposals
  • Writing Your Proposal
  • Drafting a Proposal
  • Writing Rules
  • Basic Proposal Formats
  • The Fog Index
  • Plus More

Unit 9-Writing Business Letters

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • Types of Letters
  • Preparing Business Documents
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation
  • Plus More

Unit 10-Writing Effective Emails

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • E-mail Basics
  • Spelling and Proofreading
  • Proofreading Tips
  • Plus More

Unit 11-Writing Memos

The Creative Writing unit covers the following topics:

  • The Anatomy of a Memo
  • Reviewing Your Writing
  • Plus More

Who is this course for?

Creative Writing Skills

This fully-flexible Level 5 Creative Writing Skills Diploma is ideal for anyone looking to improve and expand their professional competencies, for the purposes of ongoing career development. Jobseekers looking to secure their first professional positions could benefit significantly from advanced writing skills. The same also applies to existing members of the workforce in pursuit of promotion, along with business owners, managers, team leaders, supervisors and administrators looking to improve their writing skills for life.

Creative Writing Skills

CPD Courses was established to provide ambitious learners on a global basis with an accessible, affordable and enjoyable alternative to conventional classroom education. Study in your own time and at your own pace from any location worldwide, with the committed support of your own personally-assigned tutor at all times. All course materials, learning resources and study guides can be accessed 24/7 via our exclusive online learning platform for maximum convenience. With enrolment open 365 days a year, there’s never been a better time to explore a whole world of incredible distance learning opportunities!

Creative Writing Skills

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Creative Writing

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Option 1

Creative Writing Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges

Option 2

Creative Writing Diploma issued by BOLC

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Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

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(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

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Career path

Creative Writing Skills

Upon successful completion of this Creative Writing Skills, candidates will have the opportunity to put their skills and talents to use in the practical setting of their choosing. Existing members of the workforce stand to improve their professional competencies for life, while jobseekers may find it significantly easier to attract the attention of potential employers.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.