Journalism & Fiction Writing Combined Level 3


Course Code:

Enrolment Fee:




Study Time:





Level 3

ABC Awards

120 Hours

No Entry Requirements

 Enrolment Fee £495.00

Enrol today and pay

only £375.00

Choose Option:


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The objective of the course in Journalism is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to produce professional articles and market them effectively. It addresses many key skills relevant to the industry such as content choice, style, technique and marketing.

The course in Fiction Writing provides a comprehensive guide showing the important key skills and techniques of writing fiction successfully, and also studies a variety of styles and media. Combining these two courses offers a unique way to study both fact and fiction writing. The Distance Learning Journalism and Finction Writing course also looks at the practical aspects of getting published together with the essential elements of both short stories, novels and articles.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal possible, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of 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 Kendal Publishing Ltd 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 Kendal Publishing Ltd 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.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £375.00 Nil £375.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £215.00 £70.00 X 4 months £495.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £123.75 £123.75 X 3 months £495.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

Find a Course

By Qualification


CIW Certification


E-Learning Certificate

By Course
Animal Care
Event Planning
Further Learning
Industry & Science
Information Technology
Social Science


The course is divided up into 8 elements, as follows:

1 : Introduction
• What can this course do for you?
• Why do we need content?
• How is style arrived at?
• How do we know what an editor wants?
• Where is analysis important?

2: Markets
• Presentation
• Keeping records
• What the editor wants
• How to analyse
• What the reader wants

3 : Content
• What do I write?
• Why do I need to find ideas?
• How do I save time and trouble?
• When do some themes not sell?
• Where is interviewing a factor?

4 : Style
• How do I write?
• Why do I need to find the right tone?
• How do I use the basics well?
• When do I use structure?
• Where is re-writing a factor?

5 : Techniques
• What techniques will help me sell my work?
• Why do I need new angles?
• How do basic techniques help?
• When is the "writer's dozen" valuable?
• Where is self-discipline a factor?

6 : Practical Matters
• What is defamation?
• Why is reputation important?
• How do I avoid libel?
• When is copyright important?
• Where are photographs a factor?

7: Fiction Writing
• What do editors not want?
• Why is market analysis valuable?
• How do I undertake market analysis?
• When is plotting useful?
• Where is characterisation a factor?

8 : No Excuses – Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
• What is critical writing?
• Why does verse usually not sell?
• How do I see about income tax?
• When is executive writing used?
• Where are expenses a factor?


Contact Us

Fill in the form below, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Also don't forget to let us know which course it is that you are interested in...




Learn Now Distance Learning College
1st Floor, Town Hall
New Road


Telephone:  0800 160 1556

Learn Now Distance Learning College is part of the Abstract Education Limited Group Registered No. 09330573, Registered Address: 1st Floor, Town Hall, New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8TA

© 2017 Learn Now Distance Learning College