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Course schedule and booking

Use this page to find out about all our courses. SfEP online courses are now being rolled out, so check on the Online courses tab to see what is available. Other tabs give information on course fees, and venues for classroom courses.

Start by choosing between classroom and online courses. Click a course name for a description of that course.


  • Classroom courses
  • Course venues
  • Online courses
  • Course fees

SfEP cannot be held responsible for travel or accommodation costs paid before a course has been confirmed, so we strongly recommend that you do not pay for travel arrangements before you have received your confirmation email stating that the course is going ahead (or alternatively, ring the SfEP Office on 020 8785 6155 to confirm that a course is going ahead). Please note that the confirmation email saying the course is going ahead is not the same as the email that you will receive acknowledging your booking.

Step 1: Please select the booking option that's relevant to you from the drop-down menu below. What you choose will affect the fee you'll be asked to pay.

Step 2: Decide which course you want to take. If you want to find out more about a course, click its name and you'll be taken to a description of it. Only ONE course can be booked at a time.

Step 3: Click 'Book now' to begin the process of booking the course you want to take.

If you have any trouble booking your course, please email the .

Note: Booking with a credit card will attract a £3 handling charge. There's no handling charge for debit card bookings.

Course Date Venue Fee (£)
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Copy-editing 1: Introduction 25 October 2014 HGI, Bristol Select above COURSE POSTPONED Message form
6 November 2014 YTR, York Select above Book now Message form
19 November 2014 CC, Cambridge Select above Book now Message form
Copy-editing 2: progress 14 November 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
Editing and proofreading music 10 November 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
Efficient copy-editing 10 December 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
Introduction to web editorial skills 24 November 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
27 November 2014 CC, Cambridge Select above Book now Message form
Professional copy-editing 19 November 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
Proofreading 1: Introduction 5 November 2014 YTR, York Select above Book now Message form
12 November 2014 CC, Cambridge Select above Book now Message form
25 November 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
11 December 2014 UL, London Select above Book now Message form
Proofreading 2: Progress 29 October 2014 AH, London Select above BOOKINGS CLOSED Message form
Training for Trainers 6 November 2014 AH, London Select above Book now Message form

Course times

All SfEP courses run from 9.30am to 4.30/4.45pm except for On-screen editing 1 and 2 and the York-based courses, which run from 10am to 5pm, and the Belfast courses, which run from 10.15am to 5pm.

Code Venue address and contact number
AH Apsley House (SfEP Office), 176 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 2SH, tel: 020 8785 6155.
AJP AJP, IT Training Suite, 18 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, tel: 0118 929 1509.
BMA The British Medical Association (BMA), 14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL, tel: 0131 247 3015.
CAC The Crescent Arts Centre, 2–4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH, tel: 028 9024 2338.
CC Cass Centre, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS, tel: 01223 765129.
CH The Conservatory, The Windmill at Tabley, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HW, tel: 01565 625 885.
CMR Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, NP18 1HQ, tel: 01633 410589.
CONF Exeter University, Streatham Campus, Streatham Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ, tel: 01392 725202.
CTR Computer teaching room at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, tel: 01865 270362.
ETCV Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, tel: 0131 538 8333.
GBTC Go Business & Training Centre, 2nd Floor, Mercantile Chambers, 53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6TS, tel: 0141 222 9514.
HC Happy Computers, Cityside House, 40 Adler Street, London E1 1EE, tel: 020 7375 7300.
HGI Hilton Garden Inn, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6BF, tel: 0117 925 1001.
PS Pioneer Suite, 3 Canal Street, The Village, Manchester M1 3HE, tel: 0161 242 7859.
QUB Queens University Belfast, McClay Library at Queens, 10 College Park, Belfast, tel: 028 9097 6185.
TBH The Britannia Hotel, Fairfax Street,Coventry CV1 5RP tel: 024 7663 3686.
TCC Taunton Conference Centre, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AX, tel: 01823 252 934.
TML The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN, tel: 0141 287 2870.
UL University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, tel: 020 7862 8127/8.
YTR York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD, tel: 01904 658 162.

Step 1: Please select the booking option that's relevant to you from the drop-down menu below. What you choose will affect the fee you'll be asked to pay.

Step 2: Decide which course you want to take. If you want to find out more about a course, click its name and you'll be taken to a description of it. Only ONE course can be booked at a time.

Step 3: Click 'Book now' to begin the process of booking the course you want to take.

If you have any trouble booking your course, please email the .

Note: Booking with a credit card will attract a £3 handling charge. There's no handling charge for debit card bookings.

Course Fee (£)
inc. VAT
Book this course
Proofreading 1: Introduction Select above Book now
Proofreading 2: Progress Select above Book now
Copy-editing 1: Introduction Select above Book now
Copy-editing 2: Progress Select above Book now
Brush up your grammar Select above Book now

Courses marked with * are available as both classroom-based and online courses.

Course Fee
Entry-level courses
Proofreading 1: Introduction * A
Proofreading 2: Progress * B
Copy-editing 1: Introduction * A
Copy-editing 2: Progress * B
Other copy-editing and proofreading courses
Proofreading for accreditation B
Efficient copy-editing B
Professional copy-editing B
On-screen editing 1 D
On-screen editing 2 D
Brush up your copy-editing C
Introduction to web editorial skills C
Editing and proofreading music C
Other courses
Brush up your grammar * B
Getting work with non-publishers C
Going freelance and staying there B
Negotiating effectively C
Project management C
Training for trainers C
Fees – Classroom A B C D
SfEP associate/member £ £ £ £
Corporate subscriber £ £ £ £
SI member £ £ £ £
NUJ member £ £ £ £
ALPSP member £ £ £ £
PI member £ £ £ £
AFEPI member £ £ £ £
Non-member £ £ £ £
Fees – Online † A B
SfEP associate/member £ £ £ £
Corporate subscriber £ £ £ £
SI member £ £ £ £
NUJ member £ £ £ £
ALPSP member £ £ £ £
PI member £ £ £ £
AFEPI member £ £ £ £
IPEd member £ £ £ £
Non-member £ £ £ £

† Please note that fees for online courses are non-refundable, as immediate access is available to all the relevant course material.