Literature 1 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

Students will read and learn about a variety of complex literary texts from different genres.

Entry requirements

Communication Intermediate 2 or Communication 3, National 5 English, Standard Grade English at Credit Level or an equivalent level of proficiency

Students will study a novel, a play and some poetry and will develop a high level of analytical reading and writing skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Open Learning

You will join a class at the college or your local learning centre and learn through lecturer input, group discussions and practical exercises.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Part-time and open learning

Where can I study my course?

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Students on part-time courses may be eligible for an Individual Training Account or to have their course fees waived.

For more information see the funding page. 

What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: Higher National Certificate (HNC) or university degree programmes.

Employment/Career:  this opens up a range of opportunities in related areas.

Former students have:  gone onto university or primary teaching courses.

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