Writing for Children

This is a concise, flexible course for students wishing to write for children. It focuses on core skills and also gives students the opportunity to explore the market for children’s writing.

You will complete 4 modules and 2 tutor-marked assignments under the guidance of an experienced tutor. The assignments are flexible to allow for your personal writing interests. Study topics include: children and young people as readers; understanding a young audience; writing for education; picture books; children’s fiction; information books; knowing the market; working with editors and publishers. The course includes all required study material and full tutorial support.

Students may choose to follow the set assignments – based on the modules – or they may choose to work on their own projects with the expert help of their tutor.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Opportunities for Children’s Writers.

Module 2: Storytelling for Children. Assignment 1.

Module 3: Developing as a Writer.

Module 4: Understanding Key Markets. Assignment 2.

Why Choose Us?

Our tutorial support is second-to-none. You’ll be assigned a personal tutor as soon as you enrol who will work with you all the way through. You can contact your tutor directly at any time if you have any questions or problems, or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going. Tutorial support is by e-mail and/or instant chat.


  • Certificate in Writing for Children

Enrol on Writing for Children Online Course Now!

Enrol for just £149.50!

You can also enrol by instant chat or we can invoice your workplace – please call an adviser on 01896 860661 for more information.

Online Study Option Now Available

This course is now also available online. Our online courses are delivered as pdfs direct to your email inbox. Our online courses are exactly the same as the postal version, except that they include a range of supporting study material instead of textbooks. The online course costs just £120.