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Genealogy Level 2

Course Code: OSC1045
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Learn how to research your family history, from home!

  • Genealogy is said to be one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the UK
  • This course will help you develop valuable research skills to trace your own ancestors, origins and family history
  • Unlike other subjects, genealogy is always personalised to your own ancestry, so there's always something unique for you to discover!

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Genealogy and the History of Surnames
    • What does genealogy mean?
    • Why research a family tree?
    • Genealogy - hobby or profession?
    • What is an ancestor?
    • DNA tracing
    • Different types of family tree
    • Figuring out relationships
    • Knowing your family relationships
    • The history of surnames
    • Why research a surname?
    Unit 2: Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records and The Census
    • The history of birth, marriage and death records
    • Looking at different records
    • Other useful certificates
    • Using certificates effectively
    • Introduction to the Census
    • The genealogist and Census research
    Unit 3: War/Prison/Immigration Records
    • Using war records
    • The Royal Navy and Marines
    • The British Army
    • The Royal Air Force
    • The war dead
    • Foreign forces
    • Searching prison records
    • Researching police records
    • Using immigration records
  • Unit 4: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry
    • The history of workhouses in Britain
    • How to use workhouse records for a genealogy search
    • Tracing noble ancestry in your family tree
    • How to search your own family’s heraldry trail
    • Tracing your royal connections
    Unit 5: Other Resources Available: Wills, Newspapers and Research Centres
    • Using wills and administration
    • What if my ancestor did not make a will?
    • Using newspapers to research your family tree
    • Using research centres
    • Global searching for family records
    Unit 6: Recording your Findings and Compiling a Family Tree
    • Organising your family tree
    • Templates for compiling your family tree
    • Genealogy computer programmes
    • Recording your own family in film or audio clips
    • The importance of your family tree and genealogy research
    • Reflecting on your genealogy work
    • Course conclusion

Other Information

  • Assessment

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

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as full 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.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • 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 Genealogy Level 2 Certification.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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