Higher English

Course Content

This is a flexible course with a choice of delivery methods. It is delivered weekly at our Gardyne Campus, or you can choose to work independently as a distance learner. You will have access to all materials regardless of the mode of study, and there will be checks to monitor progress. You will be expected to be on campus for assessments, prelims and exams.

This course supports developing a wide range of highly valued and highly valuable language skills. You will study a range of non-fiction and literature, using skills and techniques to help you analyse and evaluate.

  • Evening (6-9 pm) or distance learning models available
  • Tutor support provided
  • 2-3 hours of self-study expected per week
  • Assessment, prelim and exam held on campus

Entry Requirements

  • National 5 English or equivalent level of study
  • Entry to the course may also be subject to the successful completion of a diagnostic test

Method of Assessment

  • Course work
  • Externally marked portfolio and exams
  • A satisfactory mark must be achieved in the prelim to be presented for the final exam

Future Prospects

Required for most primary and secondary teaching courses as well as PGDE courses.

Sought after by employers and Higher Education institutions as well as other education and training providers.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    13 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    36 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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