Archaeology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Whilst archaeologists study things that were formed, used or altered by human beings, such as tools, weapons, jewellery, equipment, buildings and bodies, they are essentially studying people and their pasts.

The Archaeology Diploma Course explores the various types of archaeology, what archaeological sites are and how they are discovered, how archaeologists excavate a site and the processes used to understand their findings, and what they can tell us about the histories and cultures of the people that left them behind.

The Archaeology Diploma Course begins with an explanation of what archaeology and field archaeology are, an exploration of the theoretical basics of field archaeology and who carries it out. You’ll also be introduced to the various types of archaeology, including classical, historical, underwater, ethno, landscape and household archaeology.

The course explains the types of archaeological sites and artefacts and the features of archaeological sites and the various methods used to find them. These include the use of existing knowledge, documents, aerial photography, ground surveying, chemical surveying and accidental discovery.

We’ll then move onto the process of excavation. We consider the preparations to be made before an excavation takes place, the types of excavations, how to dig and the process involved in excavating.

We’ll explore what happens after an excavation with a look at archaeometry, visual examinations and the scientific analysis of artefacts. You’ll learn about how particular materials and organic remains are analysed, the processes of relative dating and absolute or chronometric dating, and transformation processes and how archaeologists interpret the collated data.

Archeologists excavating human skeleton remains

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Archaeology?
  • Part 2: What is Field Archaeology?
  • Part 3: Theoretical Basics of Field Archaeology
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Classical Archaeology
  • Part 2: Historical Archaeology
  • Part 3: Underwater Archaeology
  • Part 4: Ethnoarchaeology
  • Part 5: Landscape Archaeology
  • Part 6: Household Archaeology
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Archaeological Evidence
  • Part 2: Artefacts
  • Part 3: Features
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Existing Knowledge
  • Part 2: Documents
  • Part 3: Aerial Photography
  • Part 4: Types of Survey
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Permission, Funding and the Law
  • Part 2: Site Safety
  • Part 3: Staff
  • Part 4: Equipment
  • Part 5: Approaches to Excavation
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Excavation - Research and Rescue Excavation
  • Part 2: Salvage Excavation
  • Part 3: How to Dig
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Archaeometry
  • Part 2: Scientific Analysis of Artefacts
  • Part 3: Chemical Analysis
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Analysis of Particular Inorganic Materials
  • Part 2: Analysing Organic Remains
  • Part 3: Human Remains
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Relative Dating
  • Part 2: Absolute or Chronometric Dating
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview - Transformation Processes
  • Part 2: Making Sense of Data
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Archaeology Diploma Course has been designed to satisfy those who are fascinated by history and want to learn about the processes used within archaeology and how it informs us about past societies and how people related to their surroundings.

The course is also a good starting point for those who wish to gain a fundamental knowledge of the subject and to understand the various roles within the field before pursuing an advanced qualification and a career in archaeology.

Archeologists digging at an excavation site
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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 £15).

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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