Highway to Honours - Foundation Course in English (Literature)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC251
  • Duration: 8 weeks x hours
  • Price: £165.00
  • Start Date: Start Anytime
  • Days: MON-FRI
  • Times: -
  • Delivery Type: PT

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Ever considered Higher Education but thought you didn’t have the necessary qualifications?

Did you know we offer a foundation-level course that can enable you to progress to higher-level study in English?

This Highway to Honours course could provide you with the skills needed to progress to our degree programme at UCBC.

What will I study?

The course offers a combination of face-to-face and online teaching and learning activities. You will be supported by dedicated and highly qualified Language and Literature tutors who have many years of experience of teaching at level three and undergraduate level.


Each course will run for 8 weeks, and you will be assessed in weeks 5 and 8 where you will receive feedback on your progress. Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of attendance.  Students whose work which meets the required criteria for undergraduate study will be offered progression to one of the following programmes:


  • BA. (Hons) English Language and Literary Studies:
  • Joint Honours programme in English Language or Literature combined with either History, Sociology or Politics.


Upon receiving your booking, our course leaders will contact you to arrange your first 1-2-1 session which will include an introduction to the course and tour of the college facilities.  In this session you will meet the tutors and receive detailed information about the course content and course materials.



What will I study?



Week 1:               Induction

Week 2:               Prose

Week 3:               Poetry

Week 4:               Drama

Week 5:               Assignment one: The Short Story (600 words)

Week 6:               Studying a novel: The Great Gatsby – part one

Week 7:               Studying a novel: The Great Gatsby – part two

Week 8:               Final Assignment: The Great Gatsby (1500 words)


Entry Requirements
  • Students who have narrowly missed their predicted grade at level 3 or A level:
  • Mature students who have achieved their qualifications but have been out of education for some time:
  • Mature students who do not have the required qualifications, but who have gained alternative skills in English through their employment:
  • Anyone who has an interest in English but doesn’t necessarily wish to progress further


If you are unsure as to whether this course is suitable for you, please contact us on 01254 292500 and we will put you in touch with a course leader before you book your place as bookings are non-refundable

How will I be assessed?


What can I do next?

Highway to Honours - Foundation Course in English (Language)


We offer two pathways in English Language and Literature, which may be studied jointly or separately depending on your interests. Successful completion of both may qualify you to proceed on to our B.A. (Hons) in English Language and Literary Studies, which is validated by Lancaster University.  Alternatively, you may wish to choose a Joint Honours course, combining Language or Literature with History, Sociology or Politics.


Education and Media Studies are also predicted to be on offer as part of the Joint Honours programme from September 2015 (subject to validation).

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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