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English Literature Level 3 (QLS) Course

Embark on an enriching exploration of the literary world with our 'English Literature Level 3' course, tailored for those seeking a profound understanding of literature at an advanced level in the British academic context. Dive into the intricacies of classic…

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  • Last updated 3 April 2024
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Course Overview                                                     

Embark on a transformative learning journey with the UK’s most innovative home study provider, offering courses designed to unlock your true potential and facilitate the career change you desire. Access our distance learning courses directly from anywhere, anytime, and acquire industry-recognised Professional Qualifications essential for advancing in your career.

Specifically, explore the flexible and convenient English Literature (Level 3) course, an ideal way to gain a diploma qualification. Whether you aim for further education, improved job prospects, or expanded knowledge, this comprehensive course allows you to prepare thoroughly for exams or careers through home study. Plus, it’s structured to be accessible and beneficial even if you have no prior knowledge in English Literature.

This Level 3 Diploma course is meticulously crafted to offer learners a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of diverse literary genres, encompassing the realms of short stories, novels, Shakespeare’s sonnets, pre-1914 poetry, World War I poetry, poetry from other cultures, and twentieth-century drama. The richness and diversity of the course content make it an invaluable resource for individuals seeking a profound understanding of literature across different epochs and styles.

One of the key strengths of this course lies in its structured approach to literary education, ensuring that learners not only engage with canonical works but also delve into lesser-explored facets of literature. By covering a broad spectrum of genres, from the timeless allure of Shakespearean sonnets to the poignant reflections of World War I poetry, the course creates a well-rounded foundation for literary enthusiasts. Each module is meticulously designed to provide a nuanced perspective, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills essential for a deeper appreciation of the literary arts.

The inclusion of pre-1914 poetry and poetry from other cultures expands the horizons of literary exploration, offering learners a global perspective and fostering cultural sensitivity. This diverse range of content ensures that participants gain a holistic understanding of the evolution of literature, tracing its threads through different historical periods and cultural landscapes. Moreover, the inclusion of one twentieth-century drama adds a contemporary dimension to the course, bridging the gap between classic and modern literary expressions.

As an expert in the field, I emphasise the practical relevance of this Level 3 Diploma course in cultivating a well-rounded literary education. The modules are not merely theoretical exercises but serve as gateways for participants to navigate the intricate tapestry of human experiences as depicted through literature. By the end of the course, learners will have honed their literary analysis skills, gained a profound appreciation for diverse literary forms, and developed a nuanced understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that shape literary works. This diploma serves as a stepping stone for those aspiring to deepen their knowledge of literature or pursue careers in fields such as education, journalism, or cultural studies. Enrol in this transformative journey and unlock the world of literary exploration that awaits you.

 Course Key Topics

the English Literature (Level 3) course is divided into 10 modules.

Module 1: Introduction
This Unit is the introduction to the short story. It introduces the genre of the ‘short story’ its history and features. The unit considers the short story and its broader perspectives and enables the student to have a definitive framework in which to read and comprehend short stories. The short story comes in many forms, shapes and sizes and this module considers the various structures. The unit offers a guide for the student on how to study the short story.

The third section of this introduction examines the elements of plot, character, setting and style from the reader’s perspective and also the authorial intention. Having considered the make-up of the short story the unit applies them to a measured reading of Charles Dickens’ short story The Poor Relation. This is followed by a graded assessment to test the student’s knowledge.

Module 2: Arnold Bennett
Arnold Bennett was born in 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire, Arnold was the eldest child of a pawnbroker who had improved himself and become a solicitor. His father wanted him to follow his example and qualify as a solicitor but Arnold failed a crucial university entrance examination. He became a solicitor’s clerk, at first in his father’s office and, from 1889, in London.

Bennett was a prolific author, who produced thirty novels, he is especially regarded for those set in the Staffordshire scenery of his childhood, the Potteries. In his earlier career, Arnold Bennett was also a respected playwright, his interest in the theatre following on from his work as a critic. Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War the head of the War Propaganda Board invited twenty-five major British authors to discuss the best ways to promote British interests during the period of the war. Bennett was one of the authors alongside, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling. Bennett became a critical figure in this covert organisation known as (WPB). He made a huge contribution to the propaganda effort during the war.

For the purpose of Module Two the student will focus on a short story by Bennett entitled News of the Engagement which illustrates his style and range.

Module 3: The Novel: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This module answers the question ‘What is a Novel’? It provides the student with an overview of the broad categories that a novel can embrace. This module introduces the student to both Mary Shelley and the Gothic genre. Gothic literature has many characteristics and these are examined in relation to Frankenstein.

Far too often students think that Frankenstein is the name of the monster but in fact it is the name of his creator and this module looks in depth at the plot, the characters in the novel, and the themes that the novel addresses. This module places demands on the student to consider a large amount of relevant material. However it is a fascinating module and one which will deepen the student’s literary knowledge.

Module 4: Poetry: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
It is impossible for a student of literature to ignore either Shakespeare or poetry. Therefore Module 4 looks at the fundamental specifics to understanding poetry and poetic devices.

The module moves on to a biography of Shakespeare and the theatres and audience of his time. The study material for this module is the Sonnet specifically Sonnet 27 and Sonnet 130 and with the application of the poetic knowledge the student has acquired an in-depth study of these two works is comprehensible.

Module 5: Poetry: Pre 1914
Robert Browning was born 7 May 1812 and died 12 December 1889. He had a brilliant mind and was writing poems and reading Homer at a very young age. He is as famous for his writing as for his love affair with Elizabeth Barrett also a famous poet.

Applying the skills and understanding acquired in Module 4 the student will consider in detail two dramatic monologues by Robert Browning.

Module 6: Poetry: Post 1914
The module moves on to look at two post 1914 poets and examples of their work.

Robert Frost was one of the leading twentieth century American poets. He won the Pulitzer Prize four times and was fundamentally a pastoral poet linked to New England. The poem in Module Six is deeply philosophical and goes beyond American ideology creating universal themes which are applicable to the twenty first century reader. Tony Harrison by contrast to Frost is British and is the leading film and theatre poet of our times. His work is embedded with family values and the emotions that are a part of all families regardless of social class.

Again the knowledge the student has learned will be applied to the study of these celebrated poets and the fine examples of their work.

Module 7: First World War Poetry and Poetry From Other Cultures
Bringing together all the skills the student now has, Module Seven looks at a wide range of poetry which contains political and social messages. Commencing with World War I poetry and its significance in retaliating against World War I propaganda of the glories of war, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s poetry is indicative of the power of the poetic medium.

The second part of this module moves onto poetry from other cultures. Breaking down the meaning of culture in the modern world and the manner in which poets deal with feelings of exclusion, alienation and prejudice.

Module 8: Drama
What is drama? The student will become familiar with the various dramatic techniques that abound in dramatic texts. Module Eight considers such techniques in relation to Act I of Hobson’s Choice. What was the authorial intention? What did Harold Brighouse intend to convey in this seemingly simple play and how does he set out to achieve his aims?

Module 9: Hobson’s Choice
This Module continues to explore Hobson’s Choice looking closely at Act II. The many themes which are incorporated in the play are examined for their deeper meaning.

Module 10: Hobson’s Choice
Finishing with Acts III to VI the student will examine the manner in which themes and ideas are conveyed to the audience through the means of drama. How effectively these are achieved and how deep and enduring such ideas can be for the audience.

This module conveys the significance of social issues within drama and the implications of topics such as gender, social class, and marriage.

(Please click on the curriculum tab above to see a detailed view of each module)

What Will You Learn?

  • In the 'English Literature Level 3' course, participants will embark on a sophisticated exploration of literature, delving into the nuanced realms of classic and contemporary works within the rich tapestry of British literary tradition.
  • Designed for advanced learners, this course elevates one's understanding of literature to a higher level by fostering critical thinking, refined analytical skills, and an appreciation for the cultural and historical contexts that shape literary masterpieces.
  • Participants will engage in profound discussions, exploring complex literary theories and honing their abilities to interpret and critique literature at an advanced level.
  • Whether you are an avid literature enthusiast or a student aiming for a deeper understanding of the subject, this course offers a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating journey through the world of English literature.

Career Profile - Museum/Gallery Curator

Career Profile

Curators play an important part in both managing the artefacts or works of art in a museum or gallery and making collections come alive

As a museum or gallery curator, you’ll manage collections of artefacts or works of art. This includes dealing with the acquisition, care, display and interpretation of items with the aim of informing and educating the public.

It can be a varied job and often includes other activities, such as managing public relations, marketing, fundraising and running education programmes. Curators are also expected to prepare budgets, manage staff and build relationships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders.

It’s becoming common for museums, galleries, heritage and tourism attractions to develop collaborative relationships and share collections, as well as their expertise, so it’s essential to construct innovative and creative exhibitions that appeal to a wide cross-section of the general public. The increase in new digital platforms also offers new opportunities for curators to distribute and engage with collections.

As a Museum/Gallery Curator, you’ll need to:

* acquire objects or collections of interest to the museum or gallery
* catalogue acquisitions and keep records
* carry out background research and write catalogues
* display objects or collections in a way that makes them accessible and engaging to the general public
* write materials and articles for the website
* write articles for internal and external publications
* plan, organise, interpret and present exhibitions and lectures
* have responsibility for collection documentation and management
* collaborate with other museum departments, such as education, fundraising, marketing and conservation
* write bids
* negotiate loan items, external loans and the accompanying funding
* handle enquiries from researchers and the public
* deal with and understand computer-generated imagery and website software as part of enhancing visitor interaction and experience
* plan, forecast and report on budgets
* manage staff recruitment, training, promotion and development
* deal with enquiries from clients and stakeholders
* liaise with voluntary groups, the community and industry (including schools, local history and other community groups), as well as grant agencies to secure sponsorship for events, publications and development projects
* liaise with management boards, governors, trustees and local council and political groups to secure the future of the museum
* network with other museum and art gallery professionals and outside agencies.


* The annual salary for assistant curators is around £18,000 to £25,000, depending on location and responsibilities.

* Typical salaries at a higher level, for those with experience, range from £26,000 to £35,000.

* Salaries at senior level such as lead curator or head of collections can exceed £40,000.

Salaries vary depending on your experience, level of responsibility and the size of the employing organisation.

Benefit packages can include flexible working, career break sabbaticals, professional membership and discounts.

Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Working Hours

Working hours are mainly Monday to Friday, but extra hours are often necessary in the run up to an exhibition, providing cover for evening meetings or other work-related social events for which time off in lieu is usually claimed. Part-time work may be possible.

What to expect

* Self-employment and contract work are common, particularly in the field of archaeology where consultancy work can lead to international opportunities.
* Jobs are mainly available in large towns and cities, although specialist museums exist in smaller towns and in rural areas.
* Travel within a working day may occasionally be required. Absence from home overnight is uncommon.
* Overseas work or travel is uncommon except for those whose expertise is recognised internationally. Sometimes, curators and conservators working for the larger galleries or museums will be asked to attend conferences and/or act as couriers accompanying pieces travelling on loan to other institutions.


You’ll need to have:

* an interest in and knowledge of a relevant subject area
* accuracy and attention to detail
* communication skills, both written and oral
* information technology and web design skills
* motivation and creative flair
* influencing and negotiation skills
* organisation, planning and administrative skills
* project management skills
political awareness
* research skills
* teamwork skills and the ability to build and develop relationships
* a flexible approach to work.

Career prospects

Most curators will have worked as assistant curators, or assistants in other areas of museum or gallery work, before securing the role of curator. Most job advertisements for assistant-level posts will ask for two years of relevant experience.

You’ll need to take responsibility for managing and developing your own career, which, given appropriate experience and contacts, may include freelance and consultancy work. You may also move between sectors, particularly at senior managerial or specialist-technical level. Ongoing promotion is likely to be into broader-based management roles with less daily contact with collections.

Budgeting, financial management and income generation through fundraising, entry fees and retailing can all be essential skills for the generalist curator and for those wanting to secure a more senior role.

While many museums and galleries don’t make a charge for entry, the value for money they give in terms of cost-per-visitor per year is subject to careful scrutiny. Curators are, therefore, expected to establish good relationships with donors and you’ll need to develop the professional skills and competencies that will enable you to build links with key stakeholders, including local communities, governing bodies and research institutions.

All museum professionals should adhere to the code of ethics for museums.


Course Entry Requirements - Do I need previous experience?

  Course Entry Requirements

At Open Learning College, we firmly believe that education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or previous education experience. That’s why we’ve designed our English Literature (Level 3) course to be open to anyone who is interested in learning more about this fascinating subject, without any prior knowledge or experience required.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to expand their knowledge and take part in a highly rewarding online course, which is why we keep our entry requirements to a minimum. This means that you can start the course at any time and study at your own pace for up to 12 months from the date of initial registration, with the full support of a personal tutor.

Tutor Support - What support will I receive?

 The right support

Our English Literature (Level 3) course is designed to provide you with comprehensive materials to guide you through your learning journey. You’ll have the support of your own personal tutor, who will be there to assist you with your coursework and answer any questions you may have. Furthermore, our Student Advisors are always available to provide you with practical advice and guidance via the online portal, email or phone, ensuring that you’re fully supported throughout your studies.

When you’re choosing a course provider, it’s vital to check the quality of their learning materials, the qualifications you will receive, and the kind of learning support that will be offered. With Open Learning College all our courses lead to Industry Recognised Qualifications. We’ll also give you high quality interactive online course materials and all the support you need.

  • When you gain a qualification with us you can be sure it will make your CV stand out and that it will be recognised and respected by your future employer. To ensure you succeed, Open Learning College also gives you:
  • Easy access to our courses with no entrance exams to sit and no previous experience required
  • Course materials written and developed by experts in their field
  • Access to a dedicated personal Tutor who will help you with any queries or if you need further clarification
  • V.O.I.C.E our Innovative delivery platforms enhances your learning via the Metaverse, Zoom or our Learner Management System.
  • Course Advisors who are specially trained to provide you with information about which of our courses is most suitable for you and your goals
  • All the support you need to help you succeed in your choice.


Course Assessments - How will I be assessed?

 Course Assessments

The English Literature (Level 3) course at Open Learning College is designed to provide a comprehensive and flexible learning experience. Unlike traditional exam-based courses, our course is marked through a process of continuous assessment, which is guided by your personal tutor.

This means that you won’t have to worry about memorising information for a final exam. Instead, you will have the opportunity to learn at your own pace and apply your knowledge through practical assignments and quizzes at the end of each module. Our online platform allows you to access the course from anywhere and at any time, and you can also choose to receive the course materials by post.

When you complete each module, you will submit your assignments and quizzes online for marking. While there is no word count requirement for these assignments, we do expect well-thought-out and complete answers. Your tutor will provide constructive feedback and guidance on areas for improvement to help you achieve your best performance.

Once your assignments have been verified and assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement from the Open Learning College. This certificate confirms that you have met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the English Literature (Level 3), and demonstrates your competency and knowledge in this field.

With this qualification, you can advance your career or pursue further studies in the field of English Literature.

Course Duration - How long will it take to complete the course?

 Course Duration

We recommend you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for English Literature (Level 3) course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours per week to study,  it would take you one year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Open Pathway Accreditation Diploma (OPA.dip) in English Literature (Level 3) in as little as six months. 



Course Qualification - What qualification will I receive?

  Course Qualifications

This is a dual-certification course and you will therefore receive two qualifications. This course is certified by Open Learning College via the Open Pathway Accreditation Programme.

This course leads to a Level 3 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England.

This qualification has been developed by Open Learning College to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by QLS demonstrating the learning activity has reached the required Quality Licence Scheme standards and benchmarks.

The Quality Licence Scheme recognises a provider’s commitment to high-quality courses in the non-regulated sector, by evaluating quality processes and endorsing an organisation. This demonstrates to the people you work with that there is a commitment to delivering a high quality of learning and learners are able to receive an endorsed Certificate of Achievement upon completion of their course.

Open Learning College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

Visit www.qualitylicencescheme.co.uk for more information.

1. You will receive your accreditation directly from QLS, once you have successfully completed your course (certification fees are included in the course fee).

2. You will receive the Open Pathway Accreditation Diploma (OPA.dip) from Open Learning College.

Grading & How it Works

The UK has a unique higher education grading system. Its most unique feature compared to traditional grading systems is that it aims to be more specific in describing students’ academic achievement.

This type of assessment method is highly valued because it offers many advantages. Most importantly it highlights your academic strengths and specific skills, therefore, it helps employers gain a better understanding of your true potential.

Since it is proved to be such an efficient tool to assess students’ performance, many foreign countries like Canada, Australia and India are using the same grading system on some occasions with small changes to fit into their own local educational context.

We use a letter grade scale from A to F to indicate the students’ academic performance. If you get an A it means you have shown outstanding knowledge whereas if you get an F it means your score is not sufficient to pass the exam.


What's Included - What do I get when I enrol?

  What’s Included

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the English Literature (Level 3) online study course and earn your qualification:

A full range of student services, including:

  • All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for online learning.
  • Free Open Learning College branded promotional item when you enrol.
  • One year’s educational support by a specialist tutor in your chosen course field.
  • Life-time access to the online student portal Xperience™ (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources).
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan.
  • PDF or hardcopy certificate to show employers (employer has access to certificate validation).
  • Life-time access to Career Hub our dedicated portal to support our students career aspirations.
  • Invitation to job fairs, webinars and career days for your faculty.
  • A diploma from the Open Learning College from our Open Pathway Accreditation programme (OPA.dip).
  • National Union of Student (NUS) TOTUM card
  • Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students.
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  • Academic Reference
  • CV Refresh
  • Lifetime access to Career Hub
  • 25% off your Next Course



Course Enrolment Fee - How much are the course fees?

  Course Enrolment Fees

We want to make sure that you get the best value for your money, which is why we have included the registration fee, certification fee, and full tutor support in the course price. Enrolling in the English Literature (Level 3) course would usually cost £456.25, but for a limited time, you can get a 20% discount and pay only £365.00 if you enrol online and pay in full.

If you prefer to spread the cost, you can choose our Easy Payment Plan. Simply pay a deposit of £91.25 when you enrol online and then make 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month.

The first payment is due about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method Deposit Instalment Total
Pay in Full £385.00 N.A £385.00
Instalment Plan £91.25 £91.25 X 4 £456.25

Note: Instalment plans are not available to our international students.


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Method of Study - How will I learn?

Study Method

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Online Version

Our online course is an educational programme delivered over the internet, using our proprietary technology V.O.I.C.E. thus allowing students to access learning materials, lectures, and assignments through a digital platform. This type of learning enables participants to study remotely, typically at their own pace and time, using various digital tools like videos, presentations, discussion forums, and interactive modules.

The courses often offer flexibility in scheduling, allowing students to balance their studies with other commitments. Students can interact with instructors and peers through online communication channels like Zoom for Education and the Metaverse, and submit assignments electronically.


Remote Learning - What is remote learning and is it right for me?

  Remote Learning Explained

Metaverse Learning

In this era of technological advancement, the way we learn has also evolved. Open Learning College introduces learning in the Metaverse, a concept that brings the learning experience right to your digital doorstep. With this innovative approach, you can create your avatar and visit your virtual campus and explore your chosen course from the comfort of your home, the coffee shop down the street, or even while relaxing at the park. Through cutting-edge platforms like V.O.I.C.E, we deliver course materials, tutor guidance, and engaging content online. This means you have the freedom to choose when and where you learn, all while staying connected with tutors and fellow learners.

Unleash the Power of ZOOM

Open Learning College offers dynamic learning through Zoom. With Zoom, you can join live interactive sessions, virtual classrooms, and connect with your instructors. Zoom provides the bridge to real-time discussions, making learning engaging and responsive. No need to be physically present; you can actively participate from anywhere with an internet connection. Zoom transforms your digital device into a window to knowledge, ensuring that learning is an accessible, collaborative, and exciting journey.

Learner Management System (LMS)

Our comprehensive Learner Management System empowers your learning experience. Designed for ease and accessibility, the LMS lets you access course materials and associated resources. With the LMS, you are in control of how you manage your learning journey. You can organize your study plan, access resources, and stay on top of your course. The LMS is the key to personalised learning, ensuring that you navigate your educational path with confidence and independence.


Open Learning College’s approach empowers you to embrace remote learning like never before. Through our industry leading, innovative platform V.O.I.C.E we incorporate the  Metaverse, Zoom for Education, and our incredible Learner Management System (LMS), you have the tools to create a learning experience tailored to your needs. The digital era has redefined education, making it more flexible, accessible, and engaging. With us, you can embark on your learning journey with the power of technology at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you want.


FAQ's - Our most frequently asked questions

  Got A Question?

How does distance learning work?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into modules. You work through each module at your own pace and time. Once completed, submit the test, quiz, or assignment for marking. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

When can I start the course?

The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t requireany previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now – call and speak to one of our Course Advisors.

How long does the course take?

This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in the course brochure or online. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.

Do the courses have tutorial support?

Yes, you will be allocated a tutor who specialises in your chosen subject and will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.

How do I get help with my course work?

You can get help by submitting a question to your tutor via the online portal and by submitting your assignments for marking. You must send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you feedback.

Will I get a qualification at the end?

Our courses provide you with a dual certification upon successful completion of the course. You will receive an Open Pathway Accreditation (OPA.dip) from our college. The second qualification will be awarded by the Ofqual awarding body for the course.

Will I have to sit an examination?

Most of our courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.

Do I have to buy any other materials?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However, some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

I’m not sure of what course I should take, Can you help?

Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.

Why choose Open Learning College?

The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and study advice,whilst offering you excellent value and quality courses.

Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.

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Xperience™ - Student Hub

Xperience™ our student hub is a comprehensive online platform designed to enhance the learning experience and support students throughout their educational journey

We understand that studying from home can be an entirely new experience for you, and it’s okay to feel a little intimidated because it’s not the typical “classroom environment.” However, we want to assure you that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. To ease your concerns, we’ve created a welcoming online student community where you can interact with your tutor and fellow students who share your interests.

As a student of Open Learning College, you’ll have exclusive access to our online student portal, Xperience™, which offers a wealth of resources to enhance your learning experience. You can connect with other students, explore our extensive resource library, and manage your account efficiently. Our comprehensive support system is committed to ensuring that you have the best possible learning experience throughout your journey.

You will be able to use Xperience™ to:

  • Full access to the Metaverse and our student community.
  • Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  • Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  • View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.
  • View your tutor’s feedback on your marked assignments.
  • View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  • Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper and others.




Career Hub - Visit our online career portal CLAZMA.COM

  Career Hub

Register as a student and gain lifetime access to our comprehensive career hub, an all-in-one platform brimming with career and industry leading resources. Unleash your potential, impress employers, master essential business skills, and pave the way for your dream career.

At Open Learning College, we understand that achieving your desired career or role requires more than just a certification. That’s why our comprehensive Career Hub offers you unlimited lifetime access to a wealth of courses, PDF’s and tools, meticulously curated to empower your professional advancement. Developed and continually updated by industry leaders and career experts, the Career Hub provides you with trustworthy advice and resources on various career aspects, ensuring you have instant access to the guidance you need to succeed.

  • CV Builder: Craft a compelling CV customised to meet the specific needs and expectations of employers and recruiters.
  • Job Search Engine: Explore a vast collection of global job openings gathered from various job boards, companies, and agencies all in one place.
  • Career Planner: Map out and manage your career to-do list
  • Mock Interview Training Platform: Enhance your interview skills by practicing with a realistic mock interview and revising common interview questions.
  • Cover Letter Wizard: Effortlessly customise your cover letter for every job application
  • First Impression Generator: Enhance your networking skills and leave a lasting first impression


Enrol today and unlock your full potential to pave the way to a successful career.

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Contact Us - I'm still not sure, can you help me?

Contact Us

Open Learning College
London Campus
124 City Road

Tel: +44 (0) 844 357 7777
WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7521 454418
Email: hello@openlearningcollege.ac


Hardware - Get a Tablet with your course preloaded

Get a tablet with your course pre-loaded

When you enrol with Open Learning College we can supply you with a Samsung Galaxy tablet (or equivalent) which is an excellent option for both work and play. Gone are the days when you need to rely on a desktop to get your work done. The best student tablets put power, portability and performance at the forefront of innovation and are sure to make student life a whole lot easier.


Is a tablet useful for students?

As a student, you are going to need a device that can work and play as hard as you do. Whether it’s note taking in lectures, researching, writing assignments or binge watching Netflix after a night out, a Samsung tablet has you covered.

A tablets offer the ideal balance between a smartphone and a traditional laptop. They are both highly portable; great when you are out and about  and powerful so you don’t need to worry about running out of battery mid way through a class.

Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab series is S Pen compatible giving you even more creative freedom. Whether it’s writing directly onto the screen so you can take notes or drawing and designing projects to share with others, the S Pen for Galaxy Tabs gives you the power to go beyond the norm of basic touch interaction. 


How can I use my tablet to study?

Bursting with awesome apps, a Samsung Galaxy Tab is the essential study companion. We’ve listed some of the ways your Galaxy Tab can help you study for assignments and ace your exams.

You can: 

1. Your tablet will come pre-loaded with your course links, that are easily accessible from your desktop.

2. Complete assignments using much loved productivity apps including Google Docs and Microsoft Office

3. Edit documents effortlessly with the awesome S Pen for Galaxy Tabs

4. Collaborate with your peers using video conferencing apps such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams

5. Access class recordings to keep up-to-date remotely

6. Access the Metaverse to visit Xperience™ our Student Hub or to join a lecture for your course. 

7. Juggle assignment deadlines with organiser apps such as myHomework

8. Take detailed lecture notes using Samsung Notes

9. Write, annotate and share group work using collaborative apps such as Google Docs


Can you use Zoom on a tablet?

Whether you’re working on a collaborative project or catching up with loved ones, you’ll be able to access Zoom on your Galaxy Tab. Zoom is available on the Google Play Store so you can stay connected wherever you go.


What are the best apps for studying?

With so many amazing apps available on Samsung tablets it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to studying. Here are our top 5 free study apps to get you started (click on the app names to see more):

1. Samsung Notes: Write, draw and highlight in a variety of styles and colours during your lectures and meetings

2. Google Drive: Great for collaborative working whether it’s a word document, spreadsheet or formal presentation. Find your documents in Google Drive where they are saved to the free Google cloud service.

3. myHomework: A digital planner that enables you to track classes, assignments, exams and group projects so you’ll be sure never to forget a deadline

4. Microsoft Lens: Enables you to take pictures of whiteboards, blackboards, journals and other printed documents. The app will crop out everything around it and convert it into editable and shareable text.

5. RefMe: Getting to grips with source referencing in your essays can be a bit of a headache. RefMe makes the process of finding and citing sources quicker and easier. It also has thousands of educational resources which can be a great place to start your assignment research.


How to get your tablet?

At checkout when you enrol, you will be given the option to add your tablet and associated peripherals.  A full description of the tablet, model, size and technical specifications will be listed. 


Technical Requirements

Minimum technical requirement for online courses

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the requirements below.

For Windows, the minimum requirements may include a Windows operating system (such as Windows 7, 8, or 10), a processor with a speed of at least 1.6 GHz, at least 2 GB of RAM, and a graphics card with at least 128 MB of memory.

For Mac, the minimum requirements may include an Apple operating system (such as OS X 10.11 or later), a processor with a speed of at least 1.6 GHz, at least 2 GB of RAM, and a graphics card with at least 128 MB of memory.



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Module 1 -Introduction

Module 2 – Arnold Bennett

Module 3 – The Novel: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Module 4 – Poetry: Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Module 5 – Poetry: Pre 1914

Module 6 – Poetry: Post 1914

Module 7 – First World War Poetry and Poetry From Other Cultures

Module 8 – Drama

Module 9 – Hobson’s Choice

Module 10 – Hobson’s Choice

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