Literature & Creative Writing


Our Literature & Creative Writing courses are for everyone! Whether you’re a budding writer keen to pen that first story or seasoned literati aspiring to hone your craft. Spanning genres from classic literature and poetry to modern fiction and non-fiction, these courses dive deep into the art of storytelling and critical analysis. They offer a haven where adult learners can immerse themselves in the world of words, foster their narrative voice, and engage in stimulating discussions with fellow literary folk, all while nurturing their love for literature and the art of writing.

Browse our Creative Writing courses by clicking here. You can also view Video Tasters, and read our Course Start Letters for more information.

If you have any questions about the programme please email Elin Mabbutt For administrative queries please email the Lifelong Learning Office

Certificate of Higher Education: Creative Writing

‌This stimulating, flexible programme of study is designed to help you develop your skills in the craft of writing, as you build a portfolio of work. You can gain credits module-by-module, at your own pace – and at no cost beyond the usual course fees.

If you enjoy creative writing and would like to take several of our courses, then this could be for you!

The Certificate has been designed to build up to a solid grounding in the practice of creative writing and its many possibilities. It also encourages students to enhance their critical skills, to reflect on their writing and identify an audience for their work.

The award provides recognition of students’ achievements in the field. Some students also decide to take their studies further and use the Certificate (along with the portfolio of work) to unlock study at a higher level. 

You have five years to complete your studies and within that time you can take the modules flexibly, at your own pace. Not all modules are on offer each year, but we ensure that they are made available over a period of time.

CHE Creative Writing - Framework

How to enrol on the Certificate in Higher Education

Click this link and follow the instructions.


Perhaps a few student's comments may give you an insight on what it is like to take a course with us.

  • ‘Many thanks for a great writing programme – it’s really opened up a new world for me.

  • 'This course has really got me writing!’

  • ‘Exceptional teacher, with a great depth of understanding.’

  • ‘Lara's teaching is the surest route to confident writing.’

  • ‘It gave me the motivation I needed to write my novel.’

  • ‘Practical and inspiring tuition.’