Proofreading Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Proofreading which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00 UK.

Course Description

Proofreading Diploma Course

If you ask most people to describe what a proof-reader does they will often say it is someone who checks writing to look for spelling errors, punctuation and grammar.

The reality is proofreading is so much more than this.

From the very onset of this course, we have to say that if you are unsure about your grammar and if your spelling skill are lacking in ANY way then proofreading as a profession is certainly not suitable for you.

The basics of good proof-reader is to be a quick reader, be really slick and sharp about picking up others spelling errors and grammatical errors in an instant.

A good proof-reader will be the sort of person in general who will pick out errors or ‘typos’ straight away and stun others as to how they spotted such and such so quickly, usually when others failed to do so!

You would need a good general all-round knowledge with a wide vocabulary with the ability to sit comfortably for long periods of time in front of textual documents both on screen via various operating machines and on paper.

Before a document is sent to the typesetter or to be processed and published, the proof-reader’s job is to quality check it and bring it up to the highest standards possible. All publishers run their manuscripts through proofreaders prior to publications and may do so several times.

Accuracy in text is essential including the layout, structure and images included.

This proofreading course is diploma awarded and ideally makes way for further specialist studies into the subject on proofreading and provides a sound introduction to the subject especially if you’re a complete beginner or student.

This programme provides you with a step-by-step walk-through of the entire proofreading process to bring you up to a competent beginner level.

Also contains many illustrations, designs and styles including various style template sheet examples.

Includes in-depth area on understanding the typesetters language and beneficial appendices.

Whether it is annual reports, term papers, online articles, CVs or books, those documents need to be professional and completely free of errors.

Whether you’re an owner of a business or a student studying for a degree or higher education diploma qualification at university or college, it is your job to ensure that every piece of your work is crisp, sharp, concise and accurate because those documents that you produce or sign off for others to read will gauge and measure your skills on how crystal clear your work is and ANY ‘eRrOrSS’ no matter how small will result in an embarrassing and most certainly critical judgement on you and your abilities.

Completely updated, current authoritative guide to providing error-free documents in the right direction.

This proofreading course shows you how to:

  • Understanding typesetter’s language.
  • How to use good judgement.
  • Creating style sheets.
  • How to check facts efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Querying the authors.
  • Reading the speed and accuracy.
  • How to train your eyes in the hunt of the errors.
  • Provide you with the tools of the trade.
  • Plenty of examples included.
  • Mastering the art of making proofreaders marks.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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