Proofreading Diploma QLS Level 4

Our course code: NH403

Course fee £465 or from £35 per month

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In modern society, words are everything. Words make the world go around. They’re in the speech we use and the news we read. Now we’re giving you the chance to command them like a pro with our Proofreading Diploma Level 4. Perfect your grammar and punctuation skills to lend authority, trust and consistency to just about any writer’s work.

Proofreading isn’t just about checking for errors in the wording we use. It also relates to the message, tone of voice, and consistency of a text. It’s about having a broad knowledge of the English language. It’s also sentence structure and knowing how writing must look and feel on the page of a publication.

That’s why we’re going to develop your inner proofreader. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be helping writers clearly communicate their ideal message or argument without sounding like a complete Silly Billy. What this means is that any copy passing through your fingers will end up error-free, flawless, golden.

We’ll help you to understand grammar basics, from nouns to pronouns, right down to tricky clauses. You’ll also review the roles and differences between verbs and adverbs, adjectives and prepositions. Imagine that moment when you can solve common problems and create slick style sheets for clients.

With Oxbridge, we can make that happen. Enrol now on our proofreading course and start your journey to proofreading stardom. Ideal for beginners as no previous background in proofreading, copy-editing or publishing is required.

When studying our Proofreading Diploma Level 4, you will:

  • Learn just what proofreading is and why it’s important
  • Discover the grammar basics from nouns to verbs, clauses and sentences
  • Appreciate the effectiveness of punctuation
  • Recognise common problems at word, clause and phrase levels
  • Check and improve the quality of various documents
  • Develop a keen eye for detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Know how to prepare a style sheet for other people to learn from

Start your journey to proofreading stardom. No previous experience in proofreading required.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Latest course materials

    This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Awarding body: QLS

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

Study Hours

It will take up to 240 hours to complete this course. However, additional hours may be required for reading writing and research.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. The TQT is 450 hours, which is more than ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Theoretical information is provided throughout the Proofreading Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from QLS (Quality Licence Scheme) and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about QLS here. 

Additional Information

Course Content

1: Introduction


2: Grammar Review I: Nouns and Pronouns
3: Grammar II: Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and Prepositions
4: Grammar Review III: Clauses and Sentences
5: Punctuation
6: Common Problems at the Word Level
7: Common Problems at the Phrase or Clause Level
8: Working or Preparing A Style Sheet Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!