Author Programme 

Learning Outcomes 

  1. Introduction to Characteristics of Writing

  2. Writing Screenplays 

  3. Writing Novels, Short Stories & Flash Fiction




January - April - July - October 

Learning Outcomes 


  1. Writing & Editing the Manuscript

  2. Book Cover Design

  3. Traditional – v – Self Publishing

  4. Paper – E-books – Audio Books

  5. Online Publishing

  6. Publishing the Manuscript





February - May - August - November

Learning Outcomes 

  1. Being Self Employed

  2. Business & Planning

  3. How to Market

  4. Understanding Finance & Cost Accounting

  5. Strategic & Sales Planning

  6. Author Success Stories


March - June - September - December

The Author Programme specialises in providing practical knowledge and key skills necessary for candidates interested in pursuing the path of publishing fiction writing in addition to those willing to pursue a career as a writer or to learn and apply techniques of the writing process.


The Author Programme contains three levels and is certified with "Certificate" (Level 1), "Diploma" (Level 2) and "Master" (Level 3) certificate. 


The Author Programme is certified by the Ben Kesp Academy and the Birchwater Education Institute


The Programme is delivered through the following options:


1. Classroom Teaching 

2. Online Live Classes 



Certificate: The Writing Guide
Level 1 
Diploma: Publishing Preparation
Level 2 
Master: Writing as a Business
Level 3 

Candidate Benefits:


  • Apply the techniques of different types, styles and forms of writing

  • Gain an understanding of the publishing and writing industry

  • Become knowledgeable about the publishing process

  • Understand the business organisation and functions

  • Apply business techniques of product costing, marketing and strategic planning

  • Candidate support resources

  • Be interviewed by Ben Kesp on the publication of your first work or new publication. 

  • Access to an international proofreader/developmental editor of English at discounted rates

The Author Programme is Certified by the Ben Kesp Academy in Partnership with Birchwater Education. 

About Birchwater Education


Birchwater Education is an Institute of Education specialising in language and business studies. We strive to take our students desire to learn and transform it into opportunities for their future progression. We endeavor to help our students become adaptable both personally and in the work environment by being equipped with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to reach their full potential and be successful professionals. As educators we aim to cater for the multiple intelligences through varied instructional strategies, innovative techniques and to enhance student learning through technological methods. Discover More!

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