1Course Overview

Researching Local History Level 3

Course code: ABC1156

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Explore how to research your local history, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Outline the key elements of Local history
  • Show where local history sits within the broader field
  • Understand what local history requires
  • Understand how local history is written
  • Explain how to use archives and data sources
  • Outline methods for publication
  • Help the learner to develop their ability to think critically  
  • Provide an understanding of the basic skills involved in historical study
  • Provide a solid foundation for more advanced study

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: What is local history (GLH: 25)
  • Clarify what local history is
  • Ways in which people get involved with local history
  • History of local history, and its significance to the broader field
  • State of military technology pre-war
Unit 2: Using Sources (GLH: 25)
  • Types of sources available
  • Value of each type of source
  • Potential drawbacks with sources
  • Analyse a source
Unit 3: Using Local Archives (GLH: 25)
  • Local archive system
  • How key features of a local archive can be used
  • How local archives are used by local historians
  • Rules and polices for using archives
  • Plan an archive visit
Unit 4: Sources for local history (GLH: 25)
  • The sources that are the most useful to local historians
  • Different types of sources can be found
  • Which sources are useful in answering a range of different questions
  • Location of useful sources
  • Issues with different sources
Unit 5: Writing and publishing (GLH: 25)
  • Creating a plan for a written piece
  • Characteristics of a well written history
  • Importance of referencing and source citation
  • Options for publishing your work, both physically and online
Unit 6: Putting it all together (GLH: 25)
  • Producing an outline for a local history study
  • Creating a research plan for a project
  • The broader role which local history plays in the historical field
  • Ways in which they can take their study further
  • Extrapolate employability options in the field of local history
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. Which is enough time to study at your own pace!

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get 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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

No qualifications or skills are needed 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
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • 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 achieve Researching Local History Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).