A History of Magic and Witchcraft in England Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Embark on a captivating journey through England's mystical and magical history. Delve into Pagan and folkloric traditions, understand the influence of Christianity on magical beliefs and explore the lasting impact of the occult on culture, literature, and modern society.

Dive deep into the captivating world of English witchcraft, from the notorious 16th & 17th-century witch hunts to the sophisticated practices of the modern mystic. Witness the profound impact of the Witchcraft Act of 1563, and delve into the lives and contributions of the cunning folk.

Explore the portrayal of magic in English literature and art, from the works of Shakespeare to modern fantasy. Venture into the Victorian era and immerse yourself in its mystical realm, filled with spiritualism, literature, and connections between the occult and mediumship.

Discover the covert world of espionage and the occult during World War II. Learn about the secretive operations of societies like the Order of the Golden Dawn and their roles in wartime.

Continue this exploration by tracing the origins and rise of neopaganism and modern witchcraft traditions, all the while gaining an understanding of the legal frameworks that protect today's practitioners.

Grasp the complexities of the 1980s Satanic Panic and its impact on perceptions of witchcraft. Delve deeper into the controversies and understand the significance of cultural sensitivity in modern magical practices.

Step into a comprehensive learning experience encompassing topics such as:

  • Medieval English folklore and pagan traditions.
  • The rise of witch hunts in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • The role of cunning folk magical practitioners in rural communities.
  • Renaissance occultism and the influence on English magical practices.
  • The depiction of witches and magic in popular culture.
  • The emergence and development of modern witchcraft traditions.
  • New Age and Satanism and the impact of public perception.
  • Cultural sensitivity in contemporary magical practices.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Pagan Traditions and Folklore in Medieval England
  • Part 2: Christianity and Folklore Beliefs
  • Part 3: Medieval Grimoires and Spell Books
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Witch Hunt Craze
  • Part 2: The Witchcraft Act of 1563
  • Part 3: Notable Witch Trials in England
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Cunning Folk
  • Part 2: Healing, Charms and Remedies
  • Part 3: The Decline of the Cunning Folk
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Renaissance Occultism and English Magic
  • Part 2: The Royal Society
  • Part 3: The Alchemists
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Magical Themes
  • Part 2: The Wonderful Works of Witches
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Occultism: The Resurgence
  • Part 2: The Age of Spiritualism
  • Part 3: Victorian Literature
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Occult Practices During World War II
  • Part 2: The Secret Occult of World War II
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Modern Witchcraft Traditions
  • Part 2: Neopaganism in the 21st Century
  • Part 3: Witchcraft Laws
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Satanic Panic of the 1980s
  • Part 2: Modern Witchcraft Controversies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
  • Part 2: The Evolution of Witchcraft in the 21st Century
  • Part 3: Satanism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is intended for individuals with a curiosity and fascination with England's mystical and magical history. It caters to a diverse audience, including esoteric and occult enthusiasts, students of cultural studies, and individuals interested in contemporary magical practices. 

Whether you are simply curious about England's magical history or pursuing studies in related fields, this course offers a comprehensive and immersive journey into the history of witchcraft.

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The A History of Magic and Witchcraft in England Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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