Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Course Content
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 1: Introduction
In this unit you will be introduced to genres, short stories and novels. You will review each one and learn how they are different. You will gain knowledge and understanding in how these are written which is different compared to sonnets and poetry.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 2: Arnold Bennett
Within this unit you will explore the background of this author and his upbringing. You will discover how his passion was theatre as well as writing. You will review work of other authors such as Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 3: The Novel: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This unit focuses upon the term novel. You will learn what a novel is, how it is written and the genre. You will explore the story of Frankenstein and learn of its Gothic genre. You will be able to define the plot of the story and re-tell it from your own interpretation.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 4: Poetry: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Here you will discover Shakespeare’s wonderful world of sonnets including poetic devices. You will explore the bibliography of Shakespeare and the theatres and audience of his time. You can do further reading of your own in this unit and compare his varied writing styles or different literature, this will help you to understand the differences between writing styles.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 5: Poetry: Pre 1914
In this unit you will learn you will research the background of Robert Browning and his love of writing poems and reading Homer from a young age which inspired the writer he then became.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 6: Poetry: Post 1914
You will explore the history behind two poems from 1914. You will review specific work from Robert Frost and the piece he won an award for. You will be able to review the differences between work from pre 1917 and post 1914 and gain the knowledge required within.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 7: First World War Poetry and Poetry From Other Cultures
How you review your skills and knowledge you have gained from the previous six units. You will now be able to look at a wider selection of poetry and explore World War poetry. You will have the confidence to break down the poetry into meaning of culture and manner.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 8: Drama
As you work through this unit you will learn the meaning behind the term ‘drama’. You will familiarise yourself with dramatic techniques and dramatic texts. You will gain an understanding of Act I Hobson’s Choice and explore authorial intervention.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 9: Hobson’s Choice
You will review Act II from Hobson’s Choice. Here you will be able to understand the themes incorporated into this Act and examine the deeper meanings as well as meaning of words used.
Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma Unit 10: Hobson’s Choice
In this final unit will finalise Hobson’s Choice by reviewing the final units III – V1. You will have knowledge of Hobson’s Choice and be able to read the final Acts in more depth and have a more positive understanding of it in general. You will be able to understand terminology used and be secure in giving your opinions. A great genre to use to further knowledge of English Literature.
This Accredited Level 3 English Literature Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.