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:
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.
For more information about BILD visit: www.thebild.org
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.
The Writers Bureau is on the UK Register of Learning Providers Registration Number 10007651.
The UK Register of Learning Providers is a 'one-stop' portal to be used by government departments, agencies, learners, and employers to share key information about learning providers. The UKRLP allows providers to update their information in one place and share this across agencies such as the Skills Funding Agency, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and UCAS.
Since provider registration opened on 1st August 2005, the UKRLP has grown to over 30,000 providers. Each of these has been verified against a recognised external source and has been allocated a UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN). This is the unique identifier used to share information with the UKRLP partner agencies.
“I’m currently working on my fourth book, have been paid for my writing by at least 15 different magazines, and now earn half my income from writing – all thanks to The Writers Bureau’s course."
Sarah Plater - Writers Bureau Writer of the Year 2017