Course Code: TH1HE201 UCAS Code: Q310 English Language, Literature and Writing - Certificate of Higher Education Duration1 Year Day/s of weekThursday and Friday Time09:45 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis programme of study is the perfect starting point for you if you are passionate about English and wish to have a career in teaching, journalism, advertising, careers in media including digital/social media and website design, digital copyrighting, writing/creative writing, writing for television, theatre and stage, publishing, editing, proofreading, writing for business, public relations and communications, speech therapy, applied linguistics or research and academic writing related careers. Our BA (Hons) English Language, Literature and Writing degree is unique in the UK because it gives students an unrivalled understanding of the three disciplines that support the subject of English: Language, Literature, and Writing. The American businessman Lee Lacocca once observed: “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” On this programme, we supply you with the necessary tools to develop the skills to convey those brilliant ideas. To paraphrase Professor Katy Shaw: we’re learning from the past, in the present, for the future. We know that not everyone can commit to three years of study and with this in mind, we're introducing a staged approach. This enables you to study the first year to achieve a Cert HE (Level 4). If your circumstances allow, you can then complete the entire programme in three years or stop after the first year, take a break, then pick up again where you left off. These programmes have been developed in Blackpool, by experts in English Language, Literature, and Writing, in line with the needs of local and national industries. It is our intention to ensure you are able to gain the skills necessary to reach your career goals supported by a robust understanding this subject. * Course subject to validation. For more information, visit our dedicated page. Entry RequirementsEntry requirements are a minimum of 96 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline or, a L3 gained in a relevant subject or successful completion of Access to HE Humanitiea Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification ObtainedCertHE English: Language, Literature and Writing Industry Placement and Field TripsThe programme offers lectures by a range of guest speakers and links to local writers. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Literature a Historical Perspective TH4MD306 20 No Language Textual and Contextual Analysis TH4MD307 20 No Writing Creating Poetry and Prose TH4MD308 20 No Literature Theatre and Society TH4MD309 20 No Language Analysing Contemporary Literature TH4MD310 20 No Writing Scriptwriting and Journalism TH4MD311 20 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 76% 0% 0% Exam 8% 0% 0% Practical 16% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededNo additional costs or specialist equipment is required. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 360 0 0 Independent 840 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Career opportunities Given the breadth of this curriculum, you will develop a variety of subject-specific and transferable skills that will allow you to seek employment in a broad range of areas, including: Education - which comprises opportunities in primary, secondary, further and higher education, SEN roles, learning support, teaching assistance, teaching English as a Foreign Language and a range of administration jobs that make up the education sector. Writing for a range of communicative and creative industries – which comprise roles such as Digital Copywriter, Editorial Assistant, Magazine Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Publishing Copy-Editor, Proof-Reader, Social Media/Web Content Manager and Blogger. Freelance Writing/Publishing – which comprise Author, Poet, Scriptwriter, Script Editor, Script Supervisor, Multi-Platform Writer, Copywriter for Graphic Novels/Comics and Journalist for traditional and/or digital platforms. Other jobs where an English qualification could be considered an asset include Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Copywriter, Arts Administrator, Film Director, Information Officer, Marketing or Public Relations Manager. Further study If you wish to progress after this Cert HE you could apply to continue to Level 5 and later apply to Level 6 BA(Hons). There are also opportunities for further study in subject-specific areas such as English, Linguistics, Literature, Creative Writing, Film, Media, Communication and Theatre, as well as broader opportunities in digital media, education, advertising, graphic design, marketing, public relations and much more.