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Poetry Writing

Overview

To compose poetry is one of the most exciting and personally rewarding forms of creative writing. It can bring immense pleasure to you and to those who read and listen to your work.

Everyone with a love of words can write a poem and the School's course in Poetry Writing is designed to show you how it can be done and to take the mystique out of doing so. The course will take the aspiring poet from the first spark of an idea to its final revision.

It has been designed to invigorate all poets, novices and experienced alike, with the excitement of the craft. With the help of your personal tutor you will develop and hone your skills, in addition to receiving advice on writing poems suitable for publication, broadcasting, and competition.

So put your love of words to good use and enjoy the benefits of being able to communicate your innermost thoughts and feelings with the School's Poetry Writing Course.

Modules

Unit One

  • The Definition of Poetry
  • What is a Poet?
  • A Bit of History
  • The Voice of Poetry
  • Figures of Speech

Unit Two

  • Market Research
  • Manuscript Presentation
  • Imagery
  • Revision
  • Writer's Rights

Unit Three

  • Rhythm and Meter
  • Stanzas, Pauses, Endings
  • Types of Poem Forms

Unit Four

  • Free Verse
  • Long and Short-Lined Poetry
  • Open Field Composition
  • Haiku
  • Humour
  • A Small Glossary

Unit Five

  • Word Choices
  • Publishing
  • Competitions
  • Poetry Readings
  • Book List

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

To compose poetry is one of the most exciting and personally rewarding forms of creative writing. It can bring immense pleasure to you and to those who read and listen to your work.

Everyone with a love of words can write a poem and the School's course in Poetry Writing is designed to show you how it can be done and to take the mystique out of doing so. The course will take the aspiring poet from the first spark of an idea to its final revision.

It has been designed to invigorate all poets, novices and experienced alike, with the excitement of the craft. With the help of your personal tutor you will develop and hone your skills, in addition to receiving advice on writing poems suitable for publication, broadcasting, and competition.

So put your love of words to good use and enjoy the benefits of being able to communicate your innermost thoughts and feelings with the School's Poetry Writing Course.

Modules

Unit One

  • The Definition of Poetry
  • What is a Poet?
  • A Bit of History
  • The Voice of Poetry
  • Figures of Speech

Unit Two

  • Market Research
  • Manuscript Presentation
  • Imagery
  • Revision
  • Writer's Rights

Unit Three

  • Rhythm and Meter
  • Stanzas, Pauses, Endings
  • Types of Poem Forms

Unit Four

  • Free Verse
  • Long and Short-Lined Poetry
  • Open Field Composition
  • Haiku
  • Humour
  • A Small Glossary

Unit Five

  • Word Choices
  • Publishing
  • Competitions
  • Poetry Readings
  • Book List

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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