BESPOKE COURSES



Below are just a few examples of bespoke courses that have been created for corporate clients. These are practical short courses that last either half a day or a full day, and can take place either in the workplace or at an external venue.

NON-FICTION WRITING SKILLS

Writing, editing and journalistic skills for people who want to make their text more interesting, creative and persuasive. This course explains some simple techniques, tips and tricks to keep the reader engaged and interested when you are writing articles, newsletters, web pages, emails, adverts, and all other forms of non-fiction text.

FREE STUFF ON THE INTERNET
The internet is packed with all sorts of hidden freebies, including free software, useful secret websites, hidden tools and lots of other tricks and features that most people are not aware of. This short course gives a whistle-stop tour of where to find all this free stuff that is both entertaining and useful in your daily life.

BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS
How to set up an online blog including technical issues, graphic design, photography, writing, editing, and increasing the audience for your blog.

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
A series of ‘real time’ interactive workshops analysing the week’s newspapers, looking at how they are written and edited, how the stories are presented, how the stories are interpreted by the newspaper (eg. press bias) and how it affects the readers.

VIDEO-MAKING FOR BEGINNERS
A course about making your own short film (for example holidays, family events, vlogs, sports, music, etc) using just a basic camera or camcorder (NB: no expensive equipment is required). Includes how to record the film so that it looks professional, simple video editing techniques, putting the film onto YouTube, and getting people to watch it online.

AN INTRODUCTION TO BRANDING
An interesting and fun look at how big organisations create a brand image, what the brand means, what they are aiming to achieve, and how it affects us the customers.

HOW TO ORGANISE A CAMPAIGN
A course for anyone thinking of starting a campaign on any local issue. How to set up the campaign group, how to get free publicity, how to create a newsletter, how to influence public opinion and how to identify and influence the people in power and influence decision makers.

GET THAT JOB!
What real-world employers are really looking for in applications and job interviews. This course can be taught to groups, or in a one-to-one setting.

GOING IT ALONE
All the basics of becoming self-employed and starting your own business from scratch. This course can be taught to groups, or in a one-to-one setting.