What is special about this course?
This is a one year, 30 week course, leading to the SQA external examination in May/June.
Student should be interested in reading and exploring texts and issues in some depth in both writing and discussion.
Students will need to obtain copies of prescribed texts and practice textbooks.
Entry to this Course is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should have achieved the fourth curriculum level or the National 4 English course or equivalent qualifications and/or experience prior to starting this course.
- Language Study
- Literary Study
- External Examination
How will I study my course?
How long will my course last?
1 Academic Years
Where can I study my course?
This course is run as an Evening Class at Orkney College (currently on a Wednesday) from 6.00pm to 8.45pm.
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
Other relevant courses
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.