For the fifth year running, First Story are collaborating with the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education to offer a bursary opportunity for those applying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing course.
Open to those working in state-funded or non-profit organisations such as state schools, public libraries, local authorities, health or prison services, up to four bursaries are available for places on the Institute’s Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing course.
Each bursary is worth up to £2,000 toward the cost of the part-time, one year course.
The qualification, which covers the philosophy, history and methodology of teaching creative writing, will equip participants with the skills to design a creative-writing course suitable for teaching. Those studying will also explore techniques for providing constructive feedback.
Find out more about the course and how to apply for the bursary on the Institute’s website.
Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton, Associate Teaching Professor and Academic Director of the Creative Writing programme, said:
“The First Story bursaries make teaching creative writing accessible to a broader range of potential educators empowering them to teach creative writing across schools, prisons, health services, the voluntary sector, schools, and the wider community. Regardless of the role, the bursary is for anyone who works in these settings who wants to acquire skills, strategies, and confidence to teach creative writing.
We’ve long admired First Story for their work in communities. We have a similar ethos. We both aim to make creative writing and education more accessible, to make opportunities more equitable, and to change the world.“
About the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)
The ICE was founded in 1873 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Their purpose is to provide accessible, flexible and high-quality education to adults throughout their lives. They offer a constantly evolving programme of over 250 courses covering a variety of academic disciplines and subject areas in a wide range of formats.
Irrespective of whether you’re taking your first steps in higher education or progressing to mid-career postgraduate studies, ICE’s aim is to form supportive communities of learning where expert teachers and adult students work together as peers to achieve personal and collective educational goals.