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Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R)

Introduction

Genealogy is fast becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the UK. The Genealogy Diploma will provide you with the tools to research your family tree and trace your ancestry.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R)

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above before entering our Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R).

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit.

Assessment

Optional coursework and final examination.

Enrolment

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Course Length

1 Year.

Awarding Body

ABC Awards

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Course Content

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 1: An Introduction

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the difference between genealogy and family history.
  • Have an awareness of where to begin in your family search.
  • Know what information you will need to start with.
  • Understand what you can expect, in terms of how long it will take/cost.
  • Establish what you already know.
  • Perform online search activities.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 2: Career or Hobby

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain an understanding of genealogy as an academic discipline.
  • To gain an understanding of genealogy as a career.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of other aspects of genealogy, such as tracing living people.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 3: The History of Surnames

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the significance of surnames to genealogy and family history.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of surnames, nicknames, and their links with geography, local and personal history, occupations, and religion.
  • Trace a surname, contemporary, common, or unusual.
  • Show an understanding the relevance of hearth tax records.
  • Perform searches for names.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 4: Using Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the registry policies and procedures in the UK.
  • Display an understanding of the problems with using BMD records.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of where to locate records and the kind of information that is available.
  • Explain how recording information varies around the UK and how this system has evolved over history.
  • Show an understanding of the importance of these documents to the genealogist.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 5: Using the Census

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how to find and search a census and parish registers.
  • Display an understanding of the information what is available and what isn’t.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and aims of the census system.
  • Explain and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using the census.
  • Show an awareness of other sources of information, such as the parish register system.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 6: War/Prison/Immigration Records

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the different social spectrums of ancestry from military heroes to criminals.
  • To gain knowledge of how to find and search military/prison/immigration records.
  • To gain knowledge of what information is available.
  • To be able to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using military/prison/immigration records.
  • To understand why these resources are so important to the genealogist.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 7: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the different social spectrums of ancestry from poverty to nobility.
  • To gain knowledge of how to find and search workhouse records/noble ancestry.
  • To gain knowledge of what information is available.
  • To show an awareness of the history and aims of the workhouses/poor laws.
  • To be able to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using workhouse records/looking for noble ancestry.
  • To understand why these resources are so important to the genealogist.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 8: Other Sources Available: Wills, Newspapers, and Research Centres

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of how to find/search/use wills, newspapers, and research centres.
  • To understand what information is available.
  • To show the history and reasoning for searching unusual/uncommon sources of information.
  • To explain the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources over others.
  • To show an understanding of why these sources are so important to the genealogist.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 9: Recording a Family Tree Online and Other Ways

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of how to find, search, and use online recording methods.
  • To understand what resources are available and how they vary.
  • To explain the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources and websites over others.
  • To show an understanding of why these resources are so important to the genealogist.

Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) Module 10: What to Do with Your Findings and How to Write Up a Family Tree

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the various ways of presenting and organising your findings.
  • To be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources over others.
  • To identify why these sources are so important to the genealogist.
  • To have an awareness of some up-and-coming developments in genealogy.

Progression

This Level 3 Genealogy Diploma (R) can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.

Assessment Method

There are a series of Tutor Marked Assignments which are used to generate your final grade.

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