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Celtic Mythology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Through their belief system, the Celts saw divine life in everything from animals and plants to raging waters, wild moors, and domineering mountains. Their world was filled with deities and mystical beings who boasted varying characteristics and brought aid or challenges to their lives.

The Celtic Mythology Diploma Course introduces you to the fascinating stories and beings of five Celtic regions of Western Europe. You’ll gain insight into the origin, mindset and identity of these early European people, and learn of various myths from across the Celtic canon.

Setting the scene for the religious belief system, the course begins with an examination of the Celtic people of the Iron Age. We’ll then look at the two surviving strands of Celtic mythology, the Goidelic (Irish) and Brythonic (Welsh) and examine their distinctions and overlaps.

You’ll discover the main deities in each of the Celtic regions and what they represented, and be introduced to the four main religious Celtic festivals. We’ll also consider the influence the arrival of Christianity had on Celtic culture, the ways in which the pagan and Christian religions combined, and what happened to Celtic mythology during this period.

The course then takes you through the specifics of each of the regions that followed Celtic mythology – Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany – explaining how the myths differed and were defined in each.

The course concludes with an exploration of the Celtic revival that began in the 17th century and continues to this day. It also takes a quick look at how Celtic myths have continued to influence modern culture.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Discover where the Celts came from and what influenced their religious beliefs
  • Be aware of who the important gods and goddesses are
  • Learn how many strands of mythology still exist
  • Understand the distinctions and overlaps between myths
  • Be familiar with some of the most important characters in Celtic mythology
  • Discover some of the most thrilling and fascinating Celtic myths
Pair of ravens with the tree of life symbol and green female goddess eyes on the horizon

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: How We Know About the Celts
  • Part 2: The Layers of Celtic Society
  • Part 3: Celtic Art
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Celtic Invasions of the British Isles
  • Part 2: The Two Surviving Strands of Celtic Mythology
  • Part 3: The Welsh Strand of Celtic Mythology
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Complexities of Celtic Deities
  • Part 2: Important Celtic Deities I
  • Part 3: Important Celtic Deities II
  • Part 4: The Four Main Celtic Religious Festivals
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Christianity in Britain
  • Part 2: Translating the Celtic Myths
  • Video: Strong Women in Celtic Mythology
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Meaning and Symbolism in Irish Mythology
  • Part 2: The Children of Lir
  • Part 3: Oisín and Tír na nÓg
  • Video: A Unique Celtic Heritage
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Reach of Welsh Celtic Mythology
  • Part 2: Branwen, Daughter of Llŷr (Branwen, Ferch of Llŷr)
  • Video: Celtic Welsh Mythology and the Arthurian Legends
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Scottish Celtic Mythology Developed
  • Part 2: The Laird of Morphie and the Water Kelpie
  • Video: The Celtic Creatures of the Scottish Islands
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Morveren, the Mermaid of Zennor
  • Video 8: The Development of Cornish Mythology
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: The Ben Varrey and the Apple Tree
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Links Between Brittany and the Insular Celts of Britain
  • Part 2: The Destruction of Ker Ys
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Appeal of Celtic Mythology
  • Part 2: Celtic Revivalism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’re interested in folklore, mythology, British history or you’re a writer looking for inspiration and information, you’ll love the Celtic Mythology Diploma Course.

This course will give you a sense of what mythology meant to these ancient people – not merely stories but deep-set beliefs of a whole people with similarities and differences across the five Celtic groups.

Portrait of a Celtic fairy with a deer in the Breton environment.
Accreditations

The Celtic Mythology Diploma Course will take you 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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