School of Education

Undergraduate Credit Introduction to Literacy Studies CPD

Undergraduate Credit Part-time Distance Learning 1 year

Undergraduate Credit
Start date(s)
18 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time Distance Learning (1 year)
Campus location
Distance Learning
School of Education
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Why choose this course?

 The focus of this programme is the provision of opportunities for yourselves as current English teachers in Post Compulsory Education to develop your understanding of literacy theories and frameworks.

We will cover grammatical approaches to analysing texts, We will develop your critical analysis through study of the frameworks of English. You will apply those frameworks to comment on a specific text that you have used in an English classroom. You will have the opportunity to discuss theoretical ideas and your application of those in your own teaching situations and those of your peer’s. The programme is informed by your own teaching practices and experiences and provides both practical and theoretical insights and a networking opportunity that could extend beyond the programme duration.

What happens on the course?

By participating in the programme, you will develop your knowledge and skills as current English teachers in Post Compulsory Education. You will consider theories and principles relating to language acquisition and learning. You will also explore theories and principles relating to literacy learning and development and how language can be described and analysed. The programme considers the processes involved in the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for literacy learners. The programme is studentcentred as it is informed by your professional education experiences and practices and those of your peer’s. You will develop as reflective practitioners and take part in debates about how English is taught and experienced in the classroom

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time Distance Learning £888 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £933 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time Distance Learning £933 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time Distance Learning £979 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

To hold an honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification in an English related subject area with vocational / professional experience considered carefully in each individual circumstance.

To have some English teaching experience in post compulsory education.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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