Researching Local History Level 3

Course code: ABC1156

Explore how to research your local history, from home!

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

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!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Researching Local History Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course content
  • Clarify what local history is
  • Ways in which people get involved with local history
  • Local history and its significance to the broader field
  • State of military technology pre-war
  • Types of sources available
  • Value of each type of source
  • Potential drawbacks with sources
  • Analyse a source
  • Local archive system
  • How key features of a local archive can be used
  • How archives are used by local historians
  • Rules and polices for using archives
  • Plan an archive visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taking your study further
  • Employability options in the field of local history
Extra info

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).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

No qualifications or skills are needed to enrol onto 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.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet

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 receive a Certificate of Achievement in Researching Local History Level 3.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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