Ben Kesp Academy Centre Approval Guide


The Ben Kesp Academy Author Programme


The Ben Kesp Academy and Birchwater Education certify the Author Programme, specialising in providing knowledge and skills necessary for candidates interested in pursuing the path of publishing any form of writing, in addition to those willing to pursue a career as a writer or to learn and apply techniques in the writing process. Please note the new updated Author Programme will commence from September 2018. 


Become a centre for the Ben Kesp Academy Author Programme


The following step-by-step guide shows the stages that your organisation will go through to become a centre for the Ben Kesp Academy.


1. Discussion


An initial discussion will take place between the Ben Kesp Academy and your organisation to review the Author Programme.  If the Author Programme suits your needs and you are ready to pursue it, then an application form will be sent to you. 


 2. Application Form


An application form will be sent to your organisation to be completed and signed off by the director/head of the organisation.  The form will seek information about your organisation with relation to:


  • The centre or its directors must have a history in delivery of educational programmes

  • Have the ability to offer programmes in a suitable learning environment with facilities and aids  

  • Availability of qualified teachers to deliver programmes  

  • Quality control System in the sampling of candidate assessments



3. Centre Fee


Once the application form is completed and signed off by the director/head of the organisation, it is to be returned to the Ben Kesp Academy with a Centre Recognition fee of €12/$13 USD. 



 4. Approval


Once your submission meets the requirements of the Ben Kesp Academy, your organisation will receive your approval status. As an approved centre your organisation will be responsible for:


  • Marking all assignments/projects undertaken by candidates for the Author Programme

  • Sampling and working with the Ben Kesp Academy for assignment/project quality control

  • Ensuring qualified and experienced teachers are available for delivery of classes

  • A suitable controlled environment for the handling of examinations; before, during and after examinations (No longer applicable for the new updated Author Programme)

  • Distributing the Ben Kesp Academy certificates to all successful candidates

  • Promoting and marketing the programme with the aid of promotional materials

  • The facility to maintain candidate marked assignment scripts for a period of two years



What does the Ben Kesp Academy Centre Approval include?


  • Recognised Approved Centre to deliver and assess the Ben Kesp Academy Author Programme

  • Promotional Material

  • Approval to display the Ben Kesp Academy Logo on your website

  • Ongoing support from the Ben Kesp Academy

  • Teacher support resources including the provision of, assignment and project sheets

  • To have your organisation listed as an approved recognised centre on the Ben Kesp Academy web page

  • Subscription to the monthly update newsletter



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

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

  • Subscription to the monthly update Newsletter


Additional information is included with the Centre Recognition Application Form. 

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