The Blogging for Business Online Course will introduce you to blogging. It will explain what a blog is, what software you need to create one, how to use that software and how to use your blog to promote your brand and attract new business. Blogging is a fantastic way to promote your business or provide an outlet for your creativity. Learn how to create a blog and get it found by others with our online course. There are a number of resources available to create and build a blog but some of the information is difficult to understand and sometimes conflicting. This course is created in a structured way to make creating a blog easy to do. We cover both designing a blog and creating one with three popular tools.

Blogging for Business Course The course is delivered through the Distance Learning Centre's new on-line training portal, which is accessed via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.

The Course consists of the following units:-

  • Learning Object 1: Finding out About Blogs 

This unit contains the following topics: What is a blog and why use one? Finding blogs to read using different tools and what you should blog about.

  • Learning Object 2: Designing Your Blog 

This unit contains the following topics: Organising your blog, making it accessible to all and the different software you could use.

  • Learning Object 3: Managing Your Blog 

This unit contains the following topics: What to write about and creating a content plan. Using images in your posts and distributing your content.

  • Learning Object 4: Blogger

This unit contains the following topics: Creating a Blogger blog, adjusting Blogger settings, including Google Gadgets, writing posts and getting ready to publish.

  • Learning Object 5: Tumblr

This unit contains the following topics: Using Tumblr for blogging. Customising your Tumblr blog, types of post and sharing your content.

  • Learning Object 6: WordPress

This unit contains the following topics: Create a WordPress blog, change the appearance and settings. How to moderate comments on your blog and schedule your posts.


There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. As this is a short course, the student receives a fully-supported 3 month licence period and any support is delivered via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the 3 month licence period.


As this is a short unaccredited online course there are no student assignments although there are exercises for the student to complete as they progress.


This course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students can request a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing all course learning objects.

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