Children’s Writing Online Course

Children's Writing Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate
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Writing for children is one of the most challenging disciplines an author can choose.  Learn to write for the most imaginative and creative audience that you will ever face.

Gain skills in writing fiction and non fiction for children, improve your understanding of children and their development, improve your writing skills and learn from an experienced author.

Course Aims:

  • Describe children’s cognitive development and target writing to be appropriate to various developmental stages.
  • Explain the nature and scope of writing for children.
  • Describe the process of planning a written manuscript of children’s writing.
  • Describe the planning and processes involved in writing articles for children’s magazines.
  • Develop a short story for children to read.
  • Discuss the specific requirements associated with writing children’s non-fiction
  • Describe the various categories of children’s fiction and the writing processes involved.
  • Explain the scope and nature of literature aimed at young children.
  • Explain the scope and significance of editing skills and processes for children’s writing.
  • Plan, evaluate, edit and present a piece of writing for children.

Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

Introduction

  • Understanding Children
  • Children’s thoughts
  • Children’s needs
  • Child development.

Overview of Children’s Writing

  • Categories (fiction & non fiction)
  • Understanding the market place
  • Analyse and understand what is needed for the different categories, etc.

Conceptualization: Conceiving a concept

  • Where & how to find inspiration/influence.
  • Developing a concept
  • How to plan.

Children’s Writing for Periodicals

  • Children’s pages in magazines
  • Newspapers, etc.

Short Stories

Non-Fiction

  • Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum).
  • Other (e.g. nature, history, biography, hobbies).

Fiction

  • Settings
  • Characterisation
  • Fantasy
  • Science fiction
  • Adventure.

Picture Books and Story Books

  • Differences between types of picture books
  • Age groups and picture books

Editing your work

  • Grammar
  • Spelling & punctuation
  • Improving clarity
  • Cleaning out clutter
  • Expansions.

Project-based Learning

  • Write a short story, picture book or kids page for a (hypothetical) periodical.

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Yes, definitely [it's a valuable experience]. I had no idea how to go about writing a story before the course, now I have a better idea of what is involved, and a bit more experience.

    Lana Piercy Writing Graduate

    Course Tutor

     

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

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    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.