History of the Suffragettes Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The story of the suffragettes is the story of a country clinging to tradition. A tradition that saw men from the middle and upper classes in power, and those from the lower classes along with all women subject to their laws. It’s a story about women finding their voice and being brutally silenced in their attempts. But it also highlights the hope that these women had in themselves and their country. A hope that finally saw them reach success.

The History of the Suffragettes Diploma Course shares this story with you.

We’ll look at how the French Revolution influenced the struggle for female suffrage in Britain, the movement’s first steps, and the formation of the main suffrage societies.

You’ll get to know the initial female reformers, known as the suffragists, and how the suffragettes evolved from them. We’ll consider the reasons why civil misconduct became a tool of the suffragettes, explore how the violence began to escalate, and look at the plight of suffragettes who were imprisoned.

The fight for the vote wasn’t bound by class or gender. The course outlines the contribution made by working-class women to the development of women’s suffrage and the men who stepped up to support the cause. We’ll also look at how the fight for votes for women developed in the US.

Finally, the course takes a look at the main political party leaders and members of society who were opposed to giving women the vote, how the Great War helped the suffragettes’ cause by changing the roles of women in society, and the key moments and Acts passed in the lead up to full female suffrage in 1928.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain insight into the British suffragette movement
  • Become familiar with key women’s rights activists, suffragettes, and suffragette groups
  • Become aware of the role socialists, trade unionists and working-class men and women had in the female suffrage movement
  • Gain a greater understanding of the suffragettes’ militant tactics
  • Learn about the key moments that led to women finally getting the vote
Three suffragettes leading a crowd with a "Votes for Women" poster

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Influence of the French Revolution on Female Suffrage
  • Part 2: The Seeds of Suffrage in England’s Mill Towns
  • Part 3: The Path Towards Female Suffrage
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor-Mill
  • Part 2: The Second Reform Act of 1867
  • Part 3: Suffragist Societies
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Millicent Fawcett and the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)
  • Part 2: The Aims of the NUWSS
  • Part 3: Emmeline Pankhurst and the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU)
  • Video: Key Figures in the Suffragette Movement
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Deeds, Not Words
  • Part 2: Media Coverage of Suffragette Militancy
  • Part 3: Police and Male Brutality Against the Suffragettes
  • Part 4: The Conciliation Bill and Black Friday
  • Part 5: Suffragettes Rise in Militancy
  • Part 6: A Split in the WSPU
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The First Incarceration
  • Part 2: The Personal Cost of Prison to the Suffragettes
  • Part 3: Prison Life
  • Part 4: Hunger Strikes and Force-Feeding
  • Part 5: The Pankhursts, Prison and Publicity
  • Video: The Suffragettes and Holloway Prison
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Early Working-Class Suffragists
  • Part 2: The East End Suffragettes
  • Part 3: The Formation of ELFS
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: James Keir Hardie, Socialism and the Vote for Women
  • Part 2: Keir Hardie and the Suffragettes
  • Part 3: George Lansbury
  • Part 4: Other Male Suffragettes
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Seneca Falls Convention
  • Part 2: The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA)
  • Part 3: Alice Paul and Militancy in the US Fight for Female Suffrage
  • Part 4: A New Generation of American Suffrage Leaders
  • Part 5: Development of the NWP
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Britain’s Political Parties and Women’s Suffrage
  • Part 2: The Beliefs and Aims of the Anti-Suffragists
  • Part 3: Organisations Fighting Female Suffrage
  • Part 4: The Effect of the Great War
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why the NUWSS and the WSPU Suspended Activities
  • Part 2: Work of Suffragettes Opposing the War
  • Part 3: The Work of Wartime East End Suffragettes
  • Part 4: The Changing Perceptions of Women
  • Video: The Role of Women During WWI
  • Part 5: Women Get the Right to Vote
  • Part 6: Last Years and Legacy of Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The History of the Suffragettes Diploma Course will be of interest to anyone who’d like to know more about those who fought for and secured the right for women to vote in Britain. You’ll come to understand the evolution of the suffragettes, the events that occurred during the decades-long campaign, and those who fought in and supported the movement from its conception to eventual success.

Photograph of suffragists from the Women's Political Union
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The History of the Suffragettes 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 £15).

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