Writing & Journalism Courses
Approximate Study Time
360 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £155.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £65.00
Approximate Delivery Time
2-3 Working Days (Royal Mail Recorderd Delivery)
Whether you intend to do proofreading on a professional basis or simply wish to improve your knowledge, the Proofreading – Level 4 Diploma Course will allow you to earn a valuable certification, based in part on assignments that you will be required to complete.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate Award.
There are nine chapters in total, each containing instructional material as well as assignments. You will also be assigned a tutor, who will provide remote assistance with any queries you may have regarding the Proofreading Diploma and who will correct the assignments you complete.
Chapter 1 addresses the distinction between copy-editors and proofreaders. It also provides an introduction to the symbols used when marking hard copy and the procedures followed when marking electronic copy.Chapters 2, 3 and 4 offer a review of basic grammar. You will learn reliable means of identifying the basic parts of speech and will also learn how to resolve common grammatical problems. Chapter 2 covers nouns and pronouns, Chapter 3 covers verbs and other parts of speech, and Chapter 4 looks at clauses and sentences.
Punctuation is the topic of Chapter 5, which covers use of the apostrophe, comma, semicolon, quotation mark, and other well-recognised forms of punctuation.
Chapters 6 addresses common problems that the proofreader is likely to encounter with regard to the choice of vocabulary and ends with a comparison of differing practices in British and American English.
Chapter 7 follows with a discussion of common problems that occur at the phrase or clause level, including the split infinitive, and offers advice for resolution of these problems.
In Chapter 8, the function of a style sheet is explained and you are given practice in developing this handy aid. This chapter also addresses page layout and other formatting issues that affect the look of an entire text. Finally, the Conclusion offers some helpful tips for keeping you up to date in an ever-changing environment and lists recommended sources for the further development of your skills.
The course materials also include Appendix I, a glossary of grammatical terms; Appendix II, a list of standard symbols used in proofreading; and a Bibliography listing helpful references, including relevant websites.
The Course covers the following Units:-
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Grammar Review I: Nouns and Pronouns
Unit 3: Grammar II: Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and Prepositions
Unit 4: Grammar Review III: Clauses and Sentences
Unit 5: Punctuation
Unit 6: Common Problems at the Word Level
Unit 7: Common Problems at the Phrase or Clause Level
Unit 8: Working or Preparing A Style Sheet
Unit 9: Conclusion
There are no particular entry requirements.
Course Duration & Support:
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have.
Our student support team are also available for any other queries that students may have whilst completing their home study courses. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials.
Theoretical information is provided throughout the Proofreading course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Proofreading Certificate of Achievement by NCFE.
The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
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