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Self-Study with the Publishing Training Centre

Take responsibility for your professional development by building your publishing skills and knowledge with a distance learning course from the PTC.

Whether it is gaining a professional qualification in proofreading, copy-editing or copywriting, or building on your current editorial skill set, there is likely to be a PTC Self-Study course for you.
The PTC offers two styles of Self-Study: Tutor-Guided Courses and e-Learning Modules. Each has its own way of helping you learn.

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Over the 12 months of study on a Tutor-Guided Course each student has the support of a personal tutor. In the case of Basic Proofreading, Essential Copy-Editing and Creative Copywriting, the courses are fully assessed and lead to the award of a certificate of achievement from the Publishing Qualification Board (PQB).

The PQB is a subsidiary of the PTC. PQB/PTC are the publishing industry’s recognised training and certification bodies.
The PTC is listed on the government Professional & Career Development Loan Register. More information can be found here.


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Our core programme of e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience. Typically access to e-Learning Modules is for eight months. In addition, we are developing a programme of “introductory” modules that are intended to make sure everyone new to the world of publishing understands key aspects of the industry.  PTCs e-Learning Modules were developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.



e-Learning Modules (14)

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Tutor-Guided Courses (5)

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