This course is available in Paper format.
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the UK. It can be extremely rewarding researching one’s ancestry, and can open up some very unexpected doors: to long lost family and life-changing stories. This distance learning course offer students the chance to learn more about how they can become effective researchers of their past, guiding them through the various resources, techniques and practices that will help them become an accomplished amateur genealogist.
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Genealogy Level 2
Course code: GN01
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by NCFE
Awarding body: NCFE
This is course is designed to allow learners to:
- Build an understanding of genealogy, its history and its development
- Discover new resources and skills to aid the research process
- Develop and organise a family tree/ genealogical history
- Become effective, knowledgeable researchers
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
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).
The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by OSC which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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