Children's Writing, Certificate | Part time online | Warnborough College | United Kingdom
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Children's Writing

4 days
345 GBP/full
345 GBP/full
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This Children's Writing course from Warnborough College is designed to set you on an appropriate course for more successful writing geared to the children’s market.


Children's Writing is a specialised craft. It is a rewarding, inspirational, and often demanding, branch of writing. Very few people can easily recall their own childhood, and write in a manner that children can relate to. For most, it takes many hours, months, and possibly years, to write a unique and appealing story that children will want to read. 

This online Children's Writing course from Warnborough College will teach you all about Writing for Children. This includes things like:

  • Picture Books
  • Junior Fiction
  • Young Adult Novels

In this online course, you’ll learn about structure, dialogue, pacing, and other keys to engaging a child’s interest.

Course Aims

  • Describe children’s cognitive development
  • Explain the scope and nature of writing for children
  • Describe the process of planning a written manuscript
  • Describe the planning and processes involved in writing for children’s magazines
  • Develop a short story for children
  • Discuss the specific requirements associated with writing non-fiction
  • Describe the various categories of children’s fiction
  • 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

Programme Structure


  • Overview of Children’s Writing  Categories (fiction & non-fiction), understanding the market place; analyse and understand what is needed for the different categories, etc.
  • Conceptualisation  Conceiving a concept – where and 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 – nature, history, biography, hobbies.
  • Fiction  Settings, Characterisation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure.
  • Picture Books and Story Books
  • Editing Your Work  Grammar, spelling & punctuation. Improving clarity. Cleaning out clutter; expansions.
  • Project  Write a short story, picture book or kids page for a (hypothetical) periodical.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • You can start the course whenever is convenient for you.


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be studying from home and have access to support from our qualified tutors. Practical exercises and research tasks will be set at the end of each lesson – including an assignment. You will submit this assignment to your course tutor, who will mark your work and give you constructive feedback and suggestions.

Tuition Fee

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    345 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 345 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.
  • National

    345 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 345 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.


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