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Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3, 4 and 5

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Get an incredible learning opportunity just for £119 containing Level 3+4+5 Proofreading & Editing, printed ABC endorsed certificatetutor support and assessment worth £1849. No hidden fees, simply enrol to this amazing bundle course and save £1730, get 12 months access to high quality and self-paced Proofreading & Editing diploma course. Cherry on top, you will get premium 5 CPD courses for FREE that will add even more to your skill sets!.

Package includes:

  • Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3 
  • Proofreading & Editing Course Level 4
  • Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5
  • Level 5 ABC Awards endorsed certification for Proofreading & Editing Course
  • Transcript containing all units of level 3, 4 and 5
  • 5 Additional Premium CPD Courses:
  1. Online Screenwriting Course (UK)
  2. Essay Essentials: Academic Writing Improvement Course
  3. Certificate in SEO Content Writing
  4. Microsoft Excel For Beginners
  5. Microsoft Word For Beginners

Use your love of the English language to craft yourself a profitable and satisfying career. If you are confident and skilled at writing and reading, you can put skills into providing a valuable service for customers and businesses. Using this specially designed course, you can become an accredited professional in the arts of proofreading and editing.  We’ve managed to squeeze all the relevant knowledge from levels 3, 4, and 5 of the Proofreading & Editing Courses into one superlative learning program, which will quickly help you become an expert Proofreader and content checker.       

Having the ability to work with words and use your language skills in an exciting career as a Proofreader or Editor is a hugely rewarding experience for many people. To be able to combine natural abilities with a profitable and useful role is something that some can only dream of. But it is a role that can be within your reach if you take this very special accredited course. The Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3, 4 and 5 packages will guide you into this business sector and potentially kick-start your new career and profession.   This program is completely by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional and reputable certification which will give you a genuine advantage in gaining work in the publishing and editing world.       

By enrolling in this course, you’ll be introduced to the basic requirements of proofreading and how to identify grammatical errors quickly. You’ll also learn how to apply various modern styles to writing, and learn the different methods for quality checking and copy-editing. On completion of the program, you’ll be fully versed on all the legalities and efficient ways of qualifying reliable sources, as well as tips on freelancing and starting your very own service. It will provide you with an excellent and certified way to become a professional within this interesting business sector.       

The course is designed for those who are well-versed and comfortable with the English language and aspires to make a permanent role or career from using it. This versatile package will also aid those who want to improve their skills as online bloggers or valuable content writers.  On reaching completion of the modules, you’ll be able to cross-reference and check all types of works and provide an excellent service to readers and customers alike.   

The course is designed for those who are comfortable and skilled with the English language and aspire to obtain a professional position by utilising it for the benefit of paying clients or companies.  This comprehensive e-learning package also acts as a boost for those that want to take their writing and editing skills to the next level. Once completed, you will be fully accredited in the arts of proofreading and copy-editing, and become a valuable asset for publishers and clients.    


Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3

The Proofreading & Editing Level 3 course will cover all the basics of proofreading methods and the importance of quality checking.       

Some of the key topics you will learn in this course are:

  • The importance of proofreading in publishing
  • Qualities that all good Proofreaders own
  • The importance of copy-editing and its relationship to proofreading
  • How a publisher will use a proofreading service 
  • The complete terminology of proofreading
  • Explaining how style guides are used
  • Apply specific styles to copy and content
  • The importance of correct punctuation 
  • How to identify and correct incorrect grammar
  • Identify weaknesses in content and text 

This is a course that is mainly aimed at those who have just started working with content and English text, and aspire to become a professional in the field.      

Proofreading & Editing Course Level 4

The Proofreading & Editing Level 4 course delves into the more advanced methods of proofreading and related copy-editing techniques.       

Some of the key topics you will learn in this course are:

  • The best way to proofread from online sources
  • Looking for the most common mistakes in text content
  • Identifying style mistakes and problems
  • Proofreading effectively from paper and physical sources
  • Marking and making notes on paper content
  • Explaining the role of a copy-editor
  • The different types of editing which can be performed
  • Researching the veracity of quotes and sourced material
  • Summarising the importance of editing skills
  • Providing copy for different types of audience

This course is aimed at those who are established as Proofreaders and want to improve their skills, and branch into more complex editing abilities.       

Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5

The Proofreading & Editing Level 5 course explores more advanced techniques of copy-editing and legal checks. You will also learn how to find lucrative work and projects.       

Some of the key topics you will learn in this course are:

  • Learning to analyse words and phrases for correct meanings
  • How to fact check to prevent “fake news” and false sources
  • Becoming a reliable sourcing expert
  • Explaining the use of reference marks
  • Learning the correct style to use during the editing
  • Understanding the concept of explicit consent
  • Learning to take accountability for editing decisions
  • The legal rights of customers and text owners
  • How to find clients and customers 
  • The best way to promote your freelancing skills and build a business 

This course is recommended for those with a growing career and reputation with proofreading and copy-editing, who aspire to start their own business or improve their knowledge and skills.     

Who is This Course for?

This Proofreading & Editing Level 3, 4, and 5 course package is aimed at those who want to forge a successful career within the publishing sector. This could encompass those who write blogs or content for a living or established professionals who want to work as professional content checkers and editors.  On completion of the program you will be certified to edit and check a client’s projects or establish your own freelance service. Taking this course will allow you to perform long-distance learning and take part in virtual classroom modules, which can be re-taken at your own convenience. 


Euston College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Course Gate. This course has been designed by Course Gate to meet the needs of learners and employers that cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. It has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality License Scheme, which means that Course Gate has conducted an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses provided meet specific criteria.

An ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement ensures high standards of competency through thorough and meticulous quality audits carried out by certified external auditors. Course reviews are included in the endorsement process. Completion of this course does not ensure a regulated qualification but may be used as a certificate of recognition of skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as proof of Prior Learning if you intend to continue your studies in this field. The learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3,4 and 5 in line with level descriptors published by Ofqual, which is an international guideline to indicate the level of learning and demand required to successfully complete this course.

Assessment and Certification 

ABC Awards Certificate for Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3, 4 and 5

To make the evaluation process much more convenient for you, we’ve added the feature of automatic assessment. After you finish each module, you’ll participate in an online MCQ test. Each test will be marked instantly, and you’ll receive the result immediately as well. The passing score on each test is 60%.

After successfully passing all the exams, you will be eligible to claim a professional certificate endorsed by ABC Awards without any cost. Your certificate will be issued by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that makes you stand out in the global marketplace.

Certificate of achievement for additional courses

After completing each of the additional courses, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

This Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3, 4, and 5 program will grant you every skill in aspiring to become a successful proofreader or copy-editor. This will apply especially to those who work in the role of; 

  • Proofreader
  • Copy editor
  • Journalist
  • Digital Content Checker 
  • Copywriter
  • Blogger

Course Curriculum

Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3
Module 1: Proofreading Basics
Proofreading Basics 01:00:00
Assessment Module 1
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 2: Applying the Style Guide
Applying the Style Guide 00:20:00
Assessment Module 2
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 3: Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and Grammar 00:30:00
Assessment Module 3
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Proofreading & Editing Course Level 4
Module 4: Proofreading on Paper
Proofreading on Paper 00:15:00
Assessment Module 4
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 5: Proofreading On-Screen
Proofreading On-screen 01:00:00
Assessment Module 5
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics
Copy-editing Basics 01:00:00
Assessment Module 6
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 7: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language
Copy-editing – the Use of Language 01:00:00
Assessment Module 7
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5
Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
Copy-editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:30:00
Assessment Module 8
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End
Copy-editing – the Beginning and the End 00:20:00
Assessment Module 9
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks
Copy-editing – Legal Checks 00:30:00
Assessment Module 10
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career
Finding Work and Developing Your Career 00:20:00
Assessment Module 11
Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing 00:10:00
Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 3, 4 and 5 Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Robert Sullivan


    This is an advanced professional course and course content is very rich but easy to get. Highly recommended to proofreading and editing professionals.

  2. Ryan Fry


    Very professional course. Recommended highly !!!

  3. Harriet Stevens


    I didn’t take the prior levels from you but am enjoying your modules. Hope I will complete all of them successfully. Your certificate looks precious 🙂

  4. Jennifer Parkinson


    Engaging course content undoubtedly. I had been with you for quite a lot of time but this course seems the best!

  5. Alisha Boyle


    Great course and beneficial content. Last two levels were easier than the third.

  6. Ruby Carr


    Well balanced course. All modules described step by step what made them easy to understand.