I can do English - Writing for a purpose

Ref: C2346060

Do you wish to improve your writing and reading skills for work and life? This online course will give you the opportunity to build on your current writing skills and knowledge, and identify what helps people to "write for purpose" in different situations. You will then be able to practice your writing and receive feedback from the tutor.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to support you with identifying the different purposes of writing, and to apply these skills to your own writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify different text types used in at least 4 documents.
  • Explain who the text is written for, from at least 3 documents.
  • Write at least 3 different documents for different purposes.
  • Use the correct layout and structure for at least 3 documents.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This is an online course therefore you will need use of a laptop with zoom, together with access to WEA's Canvas to use the resources during each session. Ideally you need to be able to use Word.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

I can do English - Writing for a purpose


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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