This course is based on the mentoring and supervising model. There are no course materials as such. Instead students choose a tutor from OCA’s portfolio of advanced writing tutors and then work with their tutor to develop and agree their own personal programme. Thereafter, your tutor will be responding to the writing you produce as part of the agreed programme. You will be working at BA dissertation level on an extended piece of writing of your own choosing, increasing your appreciation of your genre, and developing high-level skills in researching, drafting, editing and presenting your work. We advise taking a Level 2 writing course before embarking on this programme but direct entry is possible for more experienced writers.
OCA provides a framework from which you devise your own programme.
You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.