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Genealogy Diploma

A student of this course will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to delve deep into their family history.

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Course Title:Genealogy Diploma

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Genealogy Diploma overview

Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK, examining heritage and ancestry. For many students, tracing ancestors is not just about creating a family tree; it is a thirst for knowledge and an understanding of where ‘we’ have come from. Tracing your family’s origins can lead you on a path of discovery, with great stories about your ancestors coming to light.

Genealogy courses provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to access information from a wide variety of sources, including internet records and archives.

In the case of this course, there is an assumption that the student has no prior learning nor experience of genealogy, making this a great foundation for future studies and projects.

The course has a recommended study time of 360 hours. This is a guide only as you may complete the course at your own pace, a plus of home study courses. You can choose to study this course via a paper format or online, via our secure online learning portal.

The ten-module course looks at;

  • Genealogy as a career and a hobby
  • The history of surnames
  • How to use and access information contained in birth, marriage and death records, as well as other forms of records, including war and prison records, and immigration data too
  • How to use the Census and what the information contained within the results are telling you
  • Accessing workhouse records
  • Making use of other sources of information such as wills, newspapers and so on
  • Recording information on a family tree and how to create it

As you work through the course, you can complete various activities which are then assessed by a friendly and supportive tutor. They will provide detailed feedback to help you not only complete the course but any family history projects you are working on. 

What can I do with a Genealogy Diploma?

Our diploma is perfect irrespective of whether you are doing the course for personal reasons such as tracing your ancestors for a hobby, or whether you are looking to an exciting new career.

Students find their passion for History ignited by this course, leading many students to look at further courses with NCC such as History-based courses. Many genealogists also started their careers with a broad base course such as this diploma.

Our genealogy courses distance learning support package is second to none. Enrol today and discover your ancestors. 

Course Info

Course Title:Genealogy Diploma

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. This makes our Genealogy course easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Genealogy Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. 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 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Genealogy
  • Module 2: Career or Hobby?
  • Module 3: The History of Surnames
  • Module 4: Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Module 5: Using the Census
  • Module 6: War/Prison/Immigration Records
  • Module 7: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry
  • Module 8: Other Sources Available: Wills, Newspapers, and Research Centres
  • Module 9: Recording a Family Tree Online and Other Ways
  • Module 10: What to Do with Your Findings and How to Write Up a Family Tree

You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Genealogy Diploma Level 3 course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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Genealogy Diploma overview

Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK, examining heritage and ancestry. For many students, tracing ancestors is not just about creating a family tree; it is a thirst for knowledge and an understanding of where ‘we’ have come from. Tracing your family’s origins can lead you on a path of discovery, with great stories about your ancestors coming to light.

Genealogy courses provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to access information from a wide variety of sources, including internet records and archives.

In the case of this course, there is an assumption that the student has no prior learning nor experience of genealogy, making this a great foundation for future studies and projects.

The course has a recommended study time of 360 hours. This is a guide only as you may complete the course at your own pace, a plus of home study courses. You can choose to study this course via a paper format or online, via our secure online learning portal.

The ten-module course looks at;

  • Genealogy as a career and a hobby
  • The history of surnames
  • How to use and access information contained in birth, marriage and death records, as well as other forms of records, including war and prison records, and immigration data too
  • How to use the Census and what the information contained within the results are telling you
  • Accessing workhouse records
  • Making use of other sources of information such as wills, newspapers and so on
  • Recording information on a family tree and how to create it

As you work through the course, you can complete various activities which are then assessed by a friendly and supportive tutor. They will provide detailed feedback to help you not only complete the course but any family history projects you are working on. 

What can I do with a Genealogy Diploma?

Our diploma is perfect irrespective of whether you are doing the course for personal reasons such as tracing your ancestors for a hobby, or whether you are looking to an exciting new career.

Students find their passion for History ignited by this course, leading many students to look at further courses with NCC such as History-based courses. Many genealogists also started their careers with a broad base course such as this diploma.

Our genealogy courses distance learning support package is second to none. Enrol today and discover your ancestors. 

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. This makes our Genealogy course easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Genealogy Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.

You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Genealogy Diploma Level 3 course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Genealogy
  • Module 2: Career or Hobby?
  • Module 3: The History of Surnames
  • Module 4: Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Module 5: Using the Census
  • Module 6: War/Prison/Immigration Records
  • Module 7: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry
  • Module 8: Other Sources Available: Wills, Newspapers, and Research Centres
  • Module 9: Recording a Family Tree Online and Other Ways
  • Module 10: What to Do with Your Findings and How to Write Up a Family Tree

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. 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 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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Unlike many distance learning providers, we offer our students the choice of learning online, or from a paper booklet.

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Choose to pay for your course in full, or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Payment plans are interest-free, and no credit checks are undertaken.

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Our course tutors are experts in their field. They're on hand to mark your assignments and offer feedback and guidance throughout your course.

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Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions. 

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  • Extremely supportive

    By on 10 May 2016
    My tutor, Maria Page has been outstanding! During my course, I suffered a famiy bereavement in devastating circumstances which made me question whether I should continue.

    Maria was extremely supportive and understanding and her help and encouragement gently guided me back on track so that I was able to carry on and complete the course.
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  • Would highly recommend NCC

    By on 11 March 2016
    I am almost halfway through a diploma in genealogy and am really enjoying the course.

    I have not studied for many years and was apprehensive at first. However, the course material is easy to read and the assessments reinforce my learning. I would highly recommend NCC to others wishing to study.
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  • Would recommend!

    By on 7 March 2016
    Coming to the end of genealogy diploma, have enjoyed taking the course and got a lot of good hints and websites to use, received quick replies to course work. Price of course was reasonable and monthly payments are helpful.

    Would recommend to others wishing to learn more about genealogy.
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  • Would highly recommend this course

    By on 7 March 2016
    I am coming to the end of this course now and have really enjoyed it. The material provided is generally well written and broken down into appropriately structured modules. There is enough work to do in the assignments that you feel like you are achieving something worthwhile, but at the same time, not so much that they can't be done around other commitments.

    I have not given this five stars for two reasons:
    1. The topic is changing quite rapidly with more and more materials becoming available on-line. Frustratingly, I came across multiple instances of web links in the material which were no longer valid, and in some cases the text was also out of date. My impression was that the material was a few years old and was ready for a update.

    2. Although very well written in an engaging and informative manner, there was a general lack of pictures of real life examples included. For instance, surely it is easier to describe the information on a birth certificate, if one is actually shown? I realize that including such material increases printing costs etc, but it would make the modules much more varied and interesting to read through. Alternatively, since everyone undertaking genealogy these days generally has a computer, can't supplementary materials like this be provided on a disk, memory stick or placed on-line to view?

    Overall though I would highly recommend this course as a good all round introduction to the topic.
    Dear Neil
    Hello Neil, many thanks for your comprehensive review for our Level 3 Genealogy Diploma. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your course and we note the points you have raised. Following your feedback the Programme Team will review further the comments you have made and will respond directly to you with their observations. Depending on their findings, appropriate alterations will be made for future learners. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

    Kind regards,

    The NCC Team.
    NCC Team
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  • Very pleased!

    By on 3 March 2016
    I have just completed a Genealogy Diploma and I was very pleased with the layout and the content, I received replies quickly when contacting NCC and my tutor has been very positive and encouraging with my feedback.
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  • Extremely impressed!

    By on 3 March 2016
    I am extremely impressed with NCC Home Learning. I have just completed a years' Genealogy Diploma and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

    I was always able to get help when I needed it and my questions were always answered so quickly!
    What a lovely tutor I had too... Maria was very encouraging and helpful in the feedback and nothing was too much trouble....a very enjoyable experience all round, thank you NCC!
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  • Support staff really helpful

    By on 5 February 2016
    The support staff I have had contact with namely Shaun and Sally have been really helpful and given the support I needed. The course was good and informative although I did feel some modules had been padded out especially module 8 which had 4 pages on how to do a rubbing of a grave stone, which although interesting, was not covered or could be covered in the assessments. For someone with knowledge of genealogy the course was fairly easy to complete.
    Dear Sarah Dobby
    We're currently undergoing a complete revamp of our Genealogy Diploma which will address the points you mention. Thanks for the great feedback!
    NCC Team
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  • Genealogy Diploma

    By on 4 February 2016
    Only one comment - it would have been nice to receive a reminder that I was reaching the 1 year anniversary of my course stating and that I needed to renew. I contacted your Customer Service Team on the day before my anniversary by accident as I knew approximately when it was. However it would have been better to receive a reminder email as it could have been very annoying to submit coursework and not realised.
    Dear Lynne Popley
    It's in our plans to introduce reminder emails in the very near future. Thank you for the review and for the valuable feedback!
    NCC Team
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  • Great Course and support

    By on 22 January 2016
    Just finished my diploma in Genealogy. It's been a great course to do. The support I had was first class and Allison Smith is such an encouraging tutor and Shuna and Sally are great.

    I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest in the subject even if you no previous knowledge. The course is easily laid out and the modules are well presented.

    If you have been researching your genealogy some of the modules may seem easier than others but it's still worth doing the course. Now I've completed the course I'm going to set up my own Genealogy research company.
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  • A great course for learning about Genealogy

    By on 22 January 2016
    I have just completed my course and found it really enjoyable.

    A great course for learning about Genealogy and what information is available. NCC have been great too.

    Shaun Connick always replied to my emails promptly with exactly the information I needed and my tutors Kathryn Brown and Allison Smith have been fab. Lots of feedback on my coursework and it has always been marked incredibly quickly, often within 24 hours! I have really enjoyed this course and this has helped with the work I have been doing on my own family tree. Thank you.
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  • Good course

    By on 5 November 2015
    I have enjoyed this course and received useful feedback from the tutor.
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  • Enjoyed learning from home

    By on 5 November 2015
    Really enjoyed learning from home, the support received had been really good.
    The whole course was a really great way to study.
    I am at the moment looking for another course to compliment the genealogy course
    Thank you for all the support
    Caroline ryder
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  • No pressure - really enjoyed it!

    By on 5 November 2015
    The course is ideal to give you an insight in genealogy and it makes you want to know more. The materials are so easy to follow and there is so much support and the quality of feedback spurs you on to do more. I have really enjoyed doing this course and I am looking forward to completing another. I like the fact that I can do this in my own time - no pressure.
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  • Very impressed with the service

    By on 5 November 2015
    I have thoroughly enjoyed undertaking this Diploma. Thank you to my tutor for all the support. I will be looking at another course later ad I was very impressed with the service. Very professional and the responses very quick.
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  • I am interested in further study now

    By on 5 November 2015
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Course. Some of the assessment questions were unclear regarding what was required and I had to seek clarification from tutor. Turnaround of assessment was quick which encouraged further study and maintained motivation. I would be interested in further study in this subject.
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  • An excellent experience

    By on 5 November 2015
    Generally I have found the course an excellent experience. I am confident that it will prove a perfect stepping stone to the beginnings of a new career. The feedback has been very helpful and constructive and I have learnt a great deal. I would very much like to do another Genealogy course with NCC but I believe there is not another available. I am likely to apply for a course with the Society of Genealogists, hwoever your advice would be welcome. Thank you for everything. Adrian.
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  • Relevant to my hobby

    By on 5 November 2015
    I thoroughly enjoyed the course as it is relevant to my hobby of tracing my family tree which I started in 2006. This course has helped me with websites and areas I had not thought of looking which has helped to expand my knowledge of the family, by areas they lived and occupations. I have also been able to help fellow work colleagues who are also looking into their family history. I would recommend this course to other people.
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