Courses, workshops & mentoring

from the National Centre for Writing

If you need help with your writing, advice on how to progress or want to pick up some new techniques, our range of courses has you covered. There’s something for all writers, no matter where you are in your career.

Free writing courses

Get started with one of our free courses. Just because they’re free doesn’t mean they’re not packed with useful and practical tips!
Each of these courses can be studied at your own pace on your computer. Sign up and it’s yours forever – find out more about how it works here >>

Short, self-paced courses

We all have busy lives and it can be hard to find the time to learn new skills. That’s why these courses are designed to fit around your schedule – you progress through at your own pace, with zero pressure.
Find out more about how it works here >>

 

Mentoring

Writers of all kinds often face common challenges; from finding the time to write and tackling creative blockages to preparing manuscripts for publication.
You don’t have to do it alone. Find out about our mentoring scheme >>

 

Workshops

If you want to get more hands-on, try our workshops. These tutor-led, one-off classes provide a focused session of learning and sharing alongside other writers. It’s easy to take part and they won’t take up much of your time.
Find out how bursaries work >>

Premium long-form courses

Includes personalised feedback on your writing

Ready to go further? Co-designed with the University of East Anglia, our Creative Writing Online courses are deep, engaging programmes that last three or six months and include personalised, one-to-one feedback on your writing exercises every fortnight. You’ll meet writers from around the world and work together to take your writing to the next level.
It’s almost like going to university.
Courses are currently closed to new applicants but you can join the waiting list by emailing learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or find out more about how it works >>
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