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Researching Local History Level 3

Course Code: ABC1156
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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

Course 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

Other 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 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 3 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

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
  • 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 Researching Local history Level 3 Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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