Online Writing Courses
The Blackford Centre
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Certificate in Professional Online Writing
Earn money as an online writer
You can become a professional freelance writer - with the help of our course
Do you know who produces the words for all those web pages you see?
And you can guess who writes the articles you find on the internet?
Yes, they're mostly written by freelancers who work from home, creating great copy for countless clients.
If you've got a flair for writing, and you'd like to earn money from your skills, you should become a freelance online writer, too.
And our Certificate in Online Writing course is the best way to get started in this growing field.
The course modules
This course is substantial. It contains 15 modules, covering every aspect of online writing. To see the list of modules, click here.
You'll learn about a huge variety of online writing jobs, from website copywriting and search engine optimisation to technical writing and report writing.
And that means you'll end up knowing how to tackle every kind of writing assignment, professionally.
The course also explains how to successfully set up your own freelance online writing business, how to promote it, and how to set your fees at the level that wins the most business and gets you the highest income.
This wealth of information, and the assignments we set you, is challenging but achievable. And most of all, it's 100% enjoyable.
You'll finish the course weary but exhilarated.
Our certificate in Professional online writing course consists of 15 modules. At the end of modules 3, 6, 9 and 12 there is a progress check, with a final test at the end of module 15.
It also includes a Business Guide which gives you an additional 5 modules to help you set up your writing business.
How do I learn the secrets of online writing?
Many writers dabble in this area. But few people really know how to earn good money as a freelance online writer. That's why our course is incredibly useful. It reveals the secrets of making money through online writing. It covers:
- Who commissions online writing?
- Which types of online writing should I seek? Copywriting? Search Engine Optimisation? Email Marketing? Ghost writing? Technical writing? Other types of online writing?
- How do I research information?
- How do I set up my online writing business?
- Where do I find online writing projects?
- How do I market my services?
- How do I ensure my work gets accepted?
Bonus: You get a free copy of Business Blueprints
This 47 page ebook contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.
Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.
Upgrade and get Accreditation
For an extra £50 (total £143) you get a second, independent Level 3 Certificate from ABC Awards, a leading accreditation body, and one that is recognised by Ofqual.
Click here to see more about ABC Awards (it opens in a new page).
The Award is further evidence of your writing abilities. It could help you attract more clients. To learn more contact us by phone or email.
If you have any questions, call us on 0800 781 17 15 (or +44 1373 470 270 if you're outside the UK), or any of the phone numbers at the bottom of the page, and we'll answer any queries you have.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
With best wishes
Course review by Angie.
One of my Dad’s favourite sayings is ‘You are never too old to learn.’ I was thrilled to be asked to review a course run by the Blackford Learning Centre.
The Course I chose to do was the Online Writing Course. Being a Blogger and Reviewer, I am hoping this will give me some additional ideas and strategies to use in my writing.
Firstly, a bit about The Blackford Learning Centre.
The Centre helps people to set up their own home based business. They have offices all over the world. The courses are support by web based information and learners can chat with each other. Students get advice from active experts and all tutors are full-time practitioners.
The courses are varied and cater for many tastes. There are no exams but positive assessment is used instead. This makes it a lot easier for people with exam anxiety to complete these courses as there is less stress. The courses can be completed to your own time schedule. You do get a qualification at the end which can help you to move onto a new career path or expand the knowledge you presently have in your chosen job.
During each course you will have your own Tutor. I think this is a great way to learn.
Online Writing Course
So far I have reach part 4 on my Online Writing Course and I am really enjoying it.
I did not have the hard copy with my course as this is online, but I can imagine that receiving the box with your course paperwork in it, would be am amazing experience. I can, however, download and print the paperwork I need. It is useful to have a hard copy so that you can jot down notes, highlight important points, put down your own ideas etc.
The first part of my course was an Introduction. It explained everything about what would be ahead, what I would be learning, was was expected of me. Clear and concise, easy to understand. Following the introduction will be 14 modules.
Each Module has its own heading and again is split into understandable sections.
During each module there are activities which you complete, with some being ideas, some research, and some questions to answer. This is an example of one exercise in Module 1.
The Blackford Learning Centre has made their courses accessible to everyone and they are completed by people Worldwide. If you do not want to email assessments then you can send a paper copy.
At the end of each module is a reminder of the exercises/activities that you should have completed, and also a summary of what you have learnt during that module.
So far, I am loving doing this course and it is teaching me how, when i have completed it, I can go ahead and make a career out of something I really enjoy doing – Writing.
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I am thoroughly enjoying this course and would highly recommend using The Blackford Learning Centre. A fabulous experience so far. When I have completed some more modules I will review again.
I was offered the opportunity of completing this course for free in order to review the same. All opinions are 100% my own.
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