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Poetry Writing

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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).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Poetry Writing Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please 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).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Poetry Writing Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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