Fiction Writing Level 3


This course is ideal both for anyone interested in learning to write better fiction, and those established writers who want to gain a more formal understanding of their craft. It will help you structure your ideas, and give you techniques to make your work meaningful to your target audience.

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Fiction Writing Level 3

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About This Course

Got a novel just bursting to come out of you? Or always dreamed of taking your stories and publishing them for the world to see? Our Fiction Writing Level 3 course can help you to achieve your dreams of becoming a writer, whilst enabling you to unleash your imagination and turn your words into credible pieces of fiction.

From the moment you enrol, you will be encouraged to think about all the various elements that make up a successful piece of fiction, so you can provide structure to your creativity and ideas, and translate them into an engaging and captivating piece of work.

And the good news is – you can achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home.

You can discover new methods for creating characters; developing scenes/settings, and ensuring your dialogue and monologues is authentic, all whilst curled up on your settee. There is no need to attend classes or strain yourself whilst trying to work. This dynamic course is highly adaptable and can offer you the flexibility to study on your own terms, at a pace of your choosing and around your current work commitments.

Your course materials can even be sent straight to your inbox or by post, enabling you to focus solely on your studies and create page-turning plotlines that will keep readers glued to your novel.

Course Benefits

With just 80 hours of study and a whole year to complete them, this 6 unit course will endeavour to broaden your writing techniques; hone in your craft, and help you to develop a range of fiction writing skills of a high professional standard.

You will be given ample opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills within a supportive environment, and create a foundation of understanding and knowledge that is certain to improve your chances of publishing success.

This course will:

  • Supply you the tools to develop a credible career as a writer.
  • Challenge your knowledge of plotlines, writing styles and genres.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – free of deadlines, examinations and stress. You can learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.
  • Test your writing abilities and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try new styles.

Course Units

Unit 1: Introduction to Fiction Writing

Unit 2: Choosing a Title and Getting Started

Unit 3: The Plot and Theme

Unit 4: Creating Characters

Unit 5: Setting the Scene

Unit 6: The Epilogue


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge and comprehension of the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will provide you with valuable advice and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience in this subject is needed in order 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.


We may specialise in the provision of home based courses; however from day one we will endeavour to go above and beyond to maximise your learning potential. From our comprehensive study guides and course materials, to the continuous support of our personal tutors; you can harness their years of industry knowledge and expertise, and use it to inform your studies.

Our personal tutors are experts in their field, and are readily available to advise, guide and mentor your studies so you achieve optimum results.

Our student support team are similarly just a click away, ensuring that you are never left long waiting for a response to your questions. No matter the query you can trust that our team will always be on hand to help.

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).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

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

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