Written Essay Guidance

This guidance is for learners studying towards Level 3, 4 and 5 qualifications with ATC Training. 

Please provide one document for each assignment and separate your answers using each of the questions as a heading. We recommend you use the templates provided in your course materials.

  • In the header (or in the title of the document) indicate your full name and course title.
  • In the footer of the document, please include page numbers where possible.

Assignment templates are available for most qualifications, download from the ‘Materials’ tab within the course page. You can also submit your own version following these guidelines:

  • Size: A4
  • Language: English
  • Format: Word or PDF are preferred although similar formats are accepted.
  • Font: Simple fonts such as Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman and font size 11 or 12 are preferred.
  • Handwritten assignments are accepted for courses delivered in the classroom.

You must ensure that assignments are your own work. We recommend checking your document for plagiarism before submitting it using Grammarly, this is a useful free tool as it will also check your grammar and spelling.

You can also refer to the course guide for examples of referencing external sources and read our Malpractice Policy for further information.

Here are some useful tips to check your documents for spelling and grammar errors:

  • Proofread your assignment before uploading it to be marked.
  • You can use the free Grammarly Grammar and Spelling checker to check your text for grammar and spelling errors.
  • If you are using Microsoft Word, check your spell checker language is set to English (United Kingdom). This is indicated and can be changed from the toolbar at the bottom left.

You can view all submitted assignments and tutor feedback from your course dashboard

Referencing is not mandatory for Level 3 qualifications, it is however encouraged for good practice.

For Level 4 and 5 qualifications, referencing is required. You should also include a bibliography. Harvard style is preferred, although other formats are accepted. See videos below for further guidance if required.

How to submit Assignments

How to download Assignments and Templates

Simple Harvard Referencing Tutorial

Video credit: Dr Hayley Stainton, https://www.youtube.com/@TourismTeacher

Academic Verbs - Essay Terms

Video credit: Dr Hayley Stainton, https://www.youtube.com/@TourismTeacher