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About The Writers Bureau

The Writers Bureau was formed to provide a practical resource that would help people through their writing apprenticeship. The vision was to create a course that anyone – regardless of age or educational background – could benefit from.

In January 1989 we opened our doors and quickly became popular with those seeking to learn the secrets of success in the publishing world.

Since then we have expanded our course range and now offer a variety of specialist writing courses as well as our Comprehensive Creative Writing course. So, whatever your writing ambitions we should have a course for you.

The Writers Bureau is part of a group of home-study colleges which includes Business Training and STT. Our original college was founded in 1931.  Over the years we have successfully trained hundreds of thousands of students world-wide. We are specialists in open and distance learning with substantial knowledge and experience in this field.

We are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of our courses. It is this commitment to quality that makes our Guarantees possible.
Our aim is:

  1. To help you acquire effective training in the subject of your choice.
  2. To provide an overall training and tuition service which offers you excellent value for money.
  3. To have a satisfied body of students who will continue to spread our good name and reputation.


The Writers Bureau is a member of the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD).

Members of BILD sign up to a code of conduct, which indicates the standards expected of them.  The adoption of this code is an integral part of membership and provides the basis through which the Association promotes its members' commitment to quality and good practice.

BILD seeks to impart advice on best practice, techniques and technologies in learning and the use of quality models for continuous improvement amongst its members.

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The Writers Bureau is a member of the ABCC. The fundamental purpose of the Association is to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices.

Membership is only open to distance learning colleges who have provided a consistently reliable and efficient tutorial service for not less than five years and who comply with the criteria for membership approved by the Council of the Association. They must agree to comply with the ABCC’s code of ethics which guarantees high standards of service and integrity on the part of all colleges.



Rachel Dove Writers Bureau's Writer of the Year 2016

"I won the 2015 Flirty Fiction Prima Magazine and Mills and Boon competition. The prize was £500, a three page feature in the magazine and the chance to work with Mills and Boon on my book. This came out on 21st April 2016."

"Also I have three stories in three anthologies with other authors – we’ve raised almost £2,000 for cancer charities"

Rachel Dove - Writers Bureau Writer of the Year 2016

Read Rachel's full story.

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