Travel Writing Business Diploma Course

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Travel Writing Business Diploma Course
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What will you learn?

The course starts you off with the basics and progresses you to the point at which you are capable of creating work of your own in this genre. You will be introduced to travel writing, guided you through the different aspects involved, and all the questions you have will be answered along the way.

Following an introduction to the course, and what to expect from it, the Travel Writing Business Course begins by explaining what travel writing really is (such as books, guides, brochures and more) and providing examples of some famous writers. This module then moves onto explain the necessary skills needed to succeed and how this course will help you to get there.

To increase your self-awareness and know your travel personality, which in turn will help your writing, the second module provides a short quiz. Here you will also be exposed to the different specialisms of travel writing, so you can understand which market you are planning to cater for, and the importance of knowing this.

Module 3 of the Travel Writing Business Course discusses how travel magazines function and operate and then moves on to the importance of researching the area you intend to travel to and write about, including any special features of your destination. It is likely that you will take photographs as a visual aid to your travel literature, so the basic knowhow of photography is covered here also.
If you would like learn more about travel photography, Centre of Excellence also offer a specialised Travel Photography Course.

To get the most from your trips, becoming an expert traveller is important to this career choice. Module 4 talks you through everything that you need in order to travel to different places: financial resources, bookings at motels and hotels, food, clothing, any special equipment and more. Also included here is the way in which you travel, such as how to create a detailed itinerary and the pros and cons of both group and solo travel. Without funding, you aren’t going anywhere, so this module also discusses the various ways in which you can acquire funding, if your personal resources will not cover the expense.

The fifth module is all about writing. Along with discussing the importance of strong writing skills, students are informed of several drills and skills pertaining to travel writing. Also here students learn about several basic rules of writing travel literature, such as ‘show but don’t tell’, knowing one’s transitions, knowing the characters, and having something to set them apart from the rest.

Once you have finished your travels and written some interesting and insightful work, module 6 of the Travel Writing Business Course will guide you in how to share and sell your work. It also advises you on how to get to know the editors whom you’re going to be working with to publish the travel literature.

The final module of the course aims to leave you with some inspiration for your own work, in the form of samples of important travel literature, which are discussed and dissected, to understand just what makes them stand out. Also discussed here is how and why the experiences of travel writers are usually very different from the experiences of an average individual.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What Do We Mean by Travel Writing?
  • Part 2: Some Famous Travel Writers
  • Part 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Part 4: Why this Course?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Step One - Your Travel Personality
  • Part 2: Step Two - Know Yourself
  • Part 3: Step Three - Know Your Market
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Do Travel Magazines Work?
  • Part 2: Some Pointers About Photography
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Becoming A Professional Traveller
  • Part 2: What Will You Need?
  • Part 3: Have Your Time Accounted For
  • Part 4: Solo Versus Group Travel
  • Part 5: Some Useful Travel Mantras
  • Part 6: Funding Your Travels – The Pros and Cons
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Stand Out
  • Part 2: Importance of Writing Skills
  • Part 3: Rule# 1: Show Don’t Tell
  • Part 4: Rule# 2: Know Your Transitions
  • Part 5: Rule# 3: Your Characters
  • Part 6: Rule# 4: What will set you apart?
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why Is It Important to Sell Your Work?
  • Part 2: The Travel Writing Market
  • Part 3: International Travel Magazines
  • Part 4: Know Your Editors
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sample Pieces
  • Part 2: Colette Rossant: Apricots on the Nile
  • Part 3: Charlotte Hobson: Black Earth City
  • Part 4: Experiences of Travel Writers
  • Part 5: What a Travel Writer Should Be Doing
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
Who would benefit from the course?

Designed for those interested in the field of professional travel writing or even those who would just like to write better journals of their travels for themselves, friends, and family, the Travel Writing Business Course will give you everything you need to produce interesting and entertaining writing.

This said, anyone who is going travelling and wishes to improve their journal or blog entries, and also get more from their trip, will find a lot of useful and inspiring information here.

Accreditations

The Travel Writing Business Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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