Editing and Proofreading Diploma Level 3

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Behind every great writer there is an even greater editor and proof reader. This course gives you the skills you need to work in the publishing industry making sure the great works of tomorrow are fit to print, or to work as a freelance proofer and editor from home.

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Editing and Proofreading Diploma Level 3

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About This Course

Do you dream of working in publishing and helping aspiring authors to publish their work? Or do you dream of becoming of your own boss and using your natural writing skills to become a freelance editor or proof reader? No matter your career aspirations, our Editing and Proofreading Level 3 course can help you to delve into this world and create a strong foundation to build from.
Designed for home study, this incredible course can make a fantastic difference to your career choices. From helping you to understand and identify different types of editing (and how to approach them), to discovering how to proofread different types of copy; you can uncover what it means to work as a freelance editor or proof reader, and ensure that you never get confused between editing and proofreading.

More importantly, you learn how to edit text; identify common punctuation and grammar mistakes, and ensure that it is appropriate for the targeted audience.

This course takes just one year to complete, yet you can easily fit it around your current work obligations and achieve a healthy work-study balance. You can choose when, where and how you study, and do it all from the comfort of your own home.

Course Benefits

Split into 4 units, this unique course is a great addition to your CV. Alongside helping to boost your editing and proofreading skills; by the end of this course you will have a thorough knowledge and comprehension of how to apply these newly acquired skills within a practical setting, as well as be equipped to face the many challenges professional editors have to deal with on a daily basis.

With this course, you will:

  • Be able to study on your own terms – free of deadlines, stress and pressure.
  • Have your course materials delivered straight to your home or inbox, offering you a convenient way to study.
  • Boost your literature skills and credentials.
  • Broaden your career prospects, allowing you to work within a publishing environment or as your own boss.

Course Units

Unit 1: Introduction to proofreading

Unit 2: Errors involving nouns and adjectives

Unit 3: Grammar and Punctuation

Unit 4: Style and formatting


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that will test your knowledge of the syllabus. You will also be expected to complete a final assignment where you will be asked to edit a 1,500 word (approx.) text. These will all need to be submitted to and marked by your personal tutor, who will supply helpful tips and feedback.

No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge, skills or experience is needed to enrol onto this course.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


From the moment you enrol onto this course, you will receive the highest standard of care and support. We take pride in helping our students to flourish, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you will never be alone.

Instead, you will be able to harness our comprehensive course materials and study guides, and access our student support team as and when you need them.

Similarly, our personal tutors consist of industry specialists, who at a click of a button can advise, instruct and influence your studies. Their feedback on your assignments can prove especially beneficial, as their tips can be used to boost your course grades.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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    Editing and Proofreading Diploma Level 3

    The units explain everything t ...


    The units explain everything that will be contained within the course, it is extremely in depth with nothing left unturned. Easy to understand and comprehensive.


    This course has helped in beco ...


    This course has helped in becoming a self employed proofreader. Being able to offer services to a broad depth of client is rewarding financially, but there is also an enjoyment and pride in fixing something that was once wrong. Thank you for the continued support and high end course.


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