Self-study courses

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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.

Tutor-guided courses

Over the 12 months of study on a tutor-guided course each student has the support of a personal tutor. In the case of Essential 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.

e-learning modules

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. The PTCs e-learning modules were developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.

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