There are numerous writing competitions run both in the UK and worldwide. The following sites have a good range of listings
So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for the aspiring novelist. How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann (Guardian May 2017) Tips for young novelist Top tips for young writers – from past winners of the young writer award (Guardian November 2015) Past winners tips
Write Short Stories and Get Them Published by Zoe Fairbairns
David Gaffney 2015 Bridport judge ‘Vital Signs’ Vital Signs
The CityLit have a wide range of writing courses covering poetry, children’s writing, journalism and much more.
Morley College have courses in poetry, memoir writing and general creative writing.
At the Open University you can study for both an BA and an MA in Creative writing.