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1Course Overview

Chess Level 2

Course code: ABC947

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Take on a new challenge within the exciting world of chess!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand how to read and appreciate the huge literature of chess
  • Learn the rules and how the pieces move
  • Know how to start a game with a good opening
  • Describe the principles and fundamentals of chess
  • Recognise what is meant by checkmate and stalemate
  • Explain stalemate and other drawn positions
  • Understand the basic middlegame strategy
  • Learn how to play simple endgames

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: The history and literature of Chess
  • History and literature of chess
  • Recording the game for improvement
  • Chess diagrams and figurine
  • Read and write algebraic notation
Unit 2: The board and pieces
  • The King and Queen pieces
  • The Minor Pieces – Knights and Bishops pieces
  • The Rooks
  • The Pawns
Unit 3: How to start a game -The Opening
  • Develop your pieces to safe squares
  • Importance of time in chess
  • Winning and losing in the opening
  • Prepare for the middlegame by choosing a logical plan
Unit 4: The Middlegame
  • Plan based on sound principles
  • Explain waiting moves and why Pawns can’t move backwards
  • Tactics and combinations there are
  • Preparing for the endgame by choosing a logical plan
Unit 5: The Endgame – get ready for checkmate!
  • Checkmate with a King and Queen vs a King
  • Checkmate with a King and Rook vs a King
  • Checkmate with a King and two Rooks vs a King
  • Checkmate with a Bishop and Knight vs a King
Unit 6: Improving your game, chess clubs, tournaments and online chess
  • Importance of local clubs and how to find a local chess club
  • Role of the National organising bodies by explaining their importance to the chess community
  • Chess tournaments and how to compete in them
  • Compare online resources
  • Advantages and disadvantages of playing online
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, it's that easy. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study 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 completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any skills or previous qualifications to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Chess Level 2 Certificate. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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