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.

Course code





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.



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:



To pass this course, you will need to take a final assessment within the college or under mentor supervision once you've completed your studies.


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

If you are in receipt of certain state benefits such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, DLA, Working tax Credit, Universal Credit etc you may not be required to pay course fees by applying for support via an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

Course Contact Details

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

Telephone:(01387) 734 269


SQA code: FA58 12