Literature 1 @ SCQF Level 6


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This course is designed to develop your literary analysis skills and build your awareness of social and moral concerns to help you make reasoned judgements about literary texts, plays, poems, novels and short stories.

If you have a keen interest in literature or communications and emotions within the arts, this course is right for you.

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This course should take you at least 40 personal learning hours and you will have 6 months from your start date to complete the course. Most learners are able to complete the course in this timeframe.




Location: Open Learning
Literature 1 – 01 Aug 2024 09:00

Entry Requirements

A good level of English is required for this course.

You may be asked to undertake a short diagnostic test to check communication level prior to enrolling on course.

You will need the following books:

You should buy these books on Amazon prior to starting.

Additional Entry Requirements

You should already hold any of the following qualifications:

  • Intermediate 2 English
  • Communication 3
  • Standard Grade English, at credit level.

You should have a fully-functional laptop or desktop computer with Microsoft software installed, specifically Microsoft Teams.

Course Content

The texts used for this module are: “Cal” by Barnard MacLaverty “Educating Rita” by Willy Russell. Get them on Amazon before applying via the links below:


Assessments are coursework based and submitted online.


This unit in conjunction with Communication NC is accepted as the equivalent to Higher English for teacher training programmes in most colleges and universities.

Career Prospects

This course could set you on a path to build your future as a literary agent.

Literary agents work with authors and act as a gateway to finding a publisher. The literary agent reads the author’s initial submissions and provides feedback to make it better. Literary agents are responsible for promoting an author’s work to publishers and media producers as well as handling their business dealings, allowing the author to concentrate on writing.

Literary agents can be employed by literary agencies or self-employed in working for themselves.

Additional funding information

The cost of the course is £175.

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on the course:

Telephone:(01387) 734 233


SQA code: FA58 12

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