Literature 1 and Communication

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


During this course you will learn how to produce and evaluate examples of spoken and written communication, and participate in the meaningful analysis of literature, its social and moral concerns, its devices and stylistic characteristics. You will be expected to discuss, watch performances of, and make reasoned judgements about literary texts, plays, poems, novels, short stories, possibly chosen by yourself.

You will develop reading, writing, listening and talking skills:

Listening skills are practised in a variety of contexts, for example watching broadcasts and group discussion of texts.
Writing skills will be developed by employing different registers, formats and styles to fulfil a variety of purposes.
The talking skills will be practised in a variety of contexts, for example presenting information and opinions and discussion of issues and texts.

A great deal of student participation will be undertaken through the virtual learning environment (VLE) discussion board.

Entry Requirements

The candidate would be expected to have achieved English at SCQF Level 5 (National 5) or completed a Creative Writing course. An entrance test may be required for those candidates who have not achieved the Level 5 English course. Students should apply for this course and sit the entrance exam - if necessary - prior to the start of each academic year. Entry will be at the discretion of the college.

Progression Routes

This course provides an alternative to English Higher as an entry qualification for some HN and Degree courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (evening)

Course Length

120 hours


Arts, Humanities and Social Science

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General