Creative Writing for Literacy

Ref: C3670553

A course aimed to build awareness, confidence and independence by developing your writing, communication and reading abilities to promote social awareness and improve employability skills.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to help improve the confidence of individuals by developing their communication through the process of creative writing, which can be applied to the life skills required in an everyday context.

Who is the course for?

You will need to have been assessed at working below level 1 literacy for this course to be suitable for your needs. For more information, please contact Maxine on 07966 588383

What topics will this course cover

To learn to use everyday pieces of text as an aid to understand the content, spelling of keywords and sentence structure. This will enable students to develop their own reading and writing abilities through the completion of various tasks based on a number of group learning outcomes.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Find information from a range of everyday textual sources. Ask questions to obtain information. Participate in group discussions based upon relevant topics. Create written work incorporating everyday themes. Have raised awareness and consciousness of community issues.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Each student will receive feedback during each session. The tutor will continuously check student's progress with each task and their strengths and weakness will be identified. This will be given as written and verbal feedback. At the end of the course each student will be given a task which will encompass all elements covered throughout as a marker of their abilities at this junction. Student have ownership over their sessional diaries which they can document progress and areas of improvement.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Individuals should endeavour to supply a folder, lined paper, pen and dictionary.

Reading and information sources

It is desirable students improve their awareness of community issues by reading local papers or accessing other media formats.

What could the course lead to?

This is an ideal starting point for students to improve their confidence and independence, so that they feel confident with expressing themselves.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing for Literacy Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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