Creative Writing for Literacy

Ref: C3671198

A basic level course aimed to build awareness, confidence and independence by developing your writing abilities.

Additional information about this course

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

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.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • The learners in this group have an identified learning difficulty.

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

  • Actively engage as a member of the group and improve confidence when communicating to others. 4. Write in sentences based upon themes with an everyday theme. 5 Have raised awareness and consciousness of community issues.
  • Develop independence skills.
  • Learn to use basic writing structure.
  • Practice the spelling of everyday words.
  • Have raised awareness and consciousness of community issues.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Work is provided outside of the classroom to support further learning,

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It is desirable that individuals supply a folder, lined paper, pens and dictionary so that they can take ownership of their work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • It is helpful that learners are aware of local community and national issues from different media sources to enable their input during group discussions.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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