History of Pirates Diploma Course

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History of Pirates Diploma Course

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History of Pirates Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

The tales of dastardly pirates roaming the waters with an insatiable desire to plunder the greatest prize on the seven seas have long been romanticised. While these stories engage and thrill, a pirate’s life was dangerous and the people involved in it even more so. We look behind the stories, to discover why and how piracy came about and who the people beneath the bandanas were.

Accompanied by three videos, which explain specifics within the subject further, the History of Pirates Diploma Course explores piracy from its origins to the modern day. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Golden Age of Piracy, meet different pirates from various lands, be introduced to famous pirates and ships, discover pirate life and the Pirate Code, and read stories of daring pirate attacks.

We begin with the first known recording of fearsome sea rovers in 1350 BCE and travel through to the present day, examining the causes of modern piracy and global attempts to stop it.

The History of Pirates Diploma Course explores the Golden Age of Piracy and its development in the waters of the Caribbean, the east coast of America, the eastern Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean.

You’ll be introduced to the buccaneers and the ferocious Barbary pirates who terrorised the waters of the Mediterranean, discover the ships that pirates favoured, and feel what it was like to live the day-to-day life of a pirate – learning about the Pirate Code, the weapons they used and the superstitions they held.

We’ll tour famous pirate ships and discover the exploits of the famous pirates – Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Black Bart, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Grainne O’Malley (the Pirate Queen of Ireland), Zheng Yi Sao, and Rachel Wall.

The course also shares what many love about pirate history – the stories. You’ll learn about John Avery’s sacking of the treasure ship of the Moghul Prince of India, Howell Davis’ attack on Gambia Castle and Blackbeard’s blockade of Charleston.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn about the origins and development of piracy
  • Explore the Golden Age of Piracy
  • Be introduced to the buccaneers and Barbary pirates
  • Become familiar with day-to-day pirate life and the Pirate Code
  • Discover famous pirates and pirate ships
  • Follow stories of daring pirate attacks
  • Gain an understanding of the causes behind modern-day piracy
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Who Were the Ancient Pirates?
  • Part 2: Defining the Word Pirate
  • Part 3: Pirates in Ancient Asia
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: How the Golden Age of Piracy Began
  • Part 2: The Difference between Pirates and Privateers
  • Part 3: The Importance of Location
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Who Were the Buccaneers?
  • Part 2: Tortuga in Haiti
  • Part 3: The Warfare of the Buccaneers
  • Part 4: Famous Buccaneers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Who Were the Barbary Pirates?
  • Part 2: The Barbary Slave Trade
  • Part 3: Life On a Barbary Pirate Ship
  • Part 4: The Barbary Wars
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Most Popular Types of Pirate Ships
  • Part 2: Elements of a Pirate Ship
  • Part 3: Famous Ships
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Life of a Pirate
  • Part 2: The Different Ranks
  • Part 3: The Pirate’s Code
  • Part 4: Attacking & Plundering
  • Part 5: Pirate Myths and Pirate Weapons
  • Part 6: Pirate Superstitions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Blackbeard
  • Part 2: Major Stede Bonnet, The Gentleman Pirate
  • Part 3: Calico Jack
  • Part 4: Bartholomew Roberts
  • Part 5: Famous Fictional Pirates
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Zheng Yi Sao
  • Part 2: Gráinne O'Malley
  • Part 3: Anne Bonny
  • Part 4: Mary Read
  • Part 5: Anne Dieu-Le-Veut
  • Part 6: Rachel Wall
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Blackbeard Blockades Charleston
  • Part 2: How Howell Davis Captured a Castle
  • Part 3: The Greatest Pirate Haul in History
  • Pardons and Pirate Hunters
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Causes of Piracy
  • Part 2: Modern Piracy Techniques
  • Part 3: A Combined Counter-Piracy Effort
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Examining the cultural and economic contexts within which piracy developed across the ages, the History of Pirates Diploma Course will be of benefit to those who are interested in history, literature or cultural studies.

Those who have followed the fictional swashbuckling adventures of pirates in the media and wish to discover the truths of piracy will also gain a lot from the course.

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Accreditations

The History of Pirates 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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