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Creative Writing


It is a truth, not universally acknowledged, that most of us are natural born storytellers, even though we may not realise it. Consider children with their almost endless creation of people, places and tales. Why can’;t we as adults do the same? The reality is that we can. We don’;t lose those skills as we grow, we just use them in different ways. For example, when passing on information about a mundane matter such as a shopping trip we will often tell it as a story, adding detail which is not strictly necessary because deep down inside we know that it is the right thing to do.

This 20 week part-time course will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of creative writing, through the teaching of a few rules, the application of some techniques and plenty of practice. Each week we will discuss a different topic using examples from some of the finest authors, as well as giving you time to ask questions and complete some simple exercises to cement your newfound knowledge. After each session, you will be encouraged to practice your skills by writing a short piece which you may choose to share with your fellow students in a safe and supportive environment. If this seems a little daunting at the moment, don’;t worry, it is not compulsory.

If you have had no experience of creative writing since leaving school or your spelling and grammar leave something to be desired, don’t worry. All you need is a pen, notebook and a desire to fill the page. If you are already writing, great, this course will help you get even better. If not, this is a good place to start.

This course runs on Thursdays from 26 September 2024 until 27 March 2025 (19:00 – 21:00)

Please note this course does not run in the college half term or end of term breaks.


Anyone interested in creative writing. It will be useful for absolute beginners as well as more experienced writers.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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