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Writing Books for Children Diploma Course

14 Modules

  • Certified Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research 
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing 
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within 
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension 
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements 
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles
  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Closing a Chapter
  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 Common Plot Problems
  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Creating Horror
  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories
  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan
  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals 
  • Module 11 Assessment
Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment
Module 13: Building Your Author Platform
  • Building Your Author Platform
Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing 
  • Module 14 Assessment

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Anyone with a passion for writing and would like to get into the children’s book market. There are thousands of stories accepted by publishers each week, so if you have the ideas, we will show you how to make them grow and become a published author.


The Writing Books for Children Diploma 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 certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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 £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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