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Introduction to the Iron Age Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Depending on the region, the period known as the Iron Age started between 1200 and 600 BCE. In some areas, it didn’t begin and end until the start of the Common Era. It was an age that witnessed immense progress but also cultural decline. It triggered a time of war, constant migration, but also settlements of large populations. It was a fascinating period of great contradictions.

This course is an introduction to how the Iron Age developed across Europe and other parts of the known world. The main emphasis of the course is on south-east Europe, where the Iron Age is believed to have begun, and central Europe and Britain, which saw the tribal formation of the people we most associate with the Iron Age – the Celts. However, in an effort to give you a more rounded, global picture of this era, you will also be introduced to ironworking and its use in other regions, including India, China, and parts of Africa.

The Introduction to the Iron Age Diploma Course begins with an explanation of why the Iron Age is so-called and gives you a context for the various developments that took place during this period. We look at the influence the development of iron had on the sudden deterioration of...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Defining the Iron Age
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: When was the Iron Age?
  • Part 2: From Copper to Bronze to Iron
  • Part 3: The Bronze Age Collapse
  • Part 4: The Effect of the Iron Age on the World
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Iron Age Around the World
  • Part 1: Iron Age Beginning in the Hittite Kingdom
  • Part 2: The Greek Dark Age
  • Part 3: The Iron Age in Central Europe and Britain
  • Part 4: The Germanic Iron Age and the Iron Age in Egypt
  • Part 5: The Iron Age in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Part 6: The Iron Age in Ancient India
  • Part 7: The Iron Age in China
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: The People of the Iron Age
  • Part 1: The Sea Peoples
  • Part 2: The Persian Empire
  • Part 3: The Celts of Europe
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Iron Age Art
  • Part 1: Differences between Greeks and Celts
  • Part 2: The Advancement of European Art During the Iron Age
  • Part 3: Celtic Art in the Iron Age
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Iron Age Architecture
  • Part 1: The Architecture of the Celtic People
  • Part 2: Iron Age Architecture in Scotland
  • Part 3: Iron Age Architecture Outside Britain
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Farming and Food
  • Part 1: Evolution in Farming
  • Part 2: Iron Age Deforestation, New Crops and Food Storage
  • Part 3: Types of Tools Developed in the Iron Age
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Iron Age Society
  • Part 1: How People Lived
  • Part 2: Crafts and Trading
  • Part 3: Leisure Time
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Technology and Warfare
  • Part 1: Warfare in the Iron Age
  • Part 2: Use of Horses in Warfare
  • Part 3: Development of Iron Weapons
  • Part 4: Female Warriors
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Iron Age Religion and Beliefs
  • Part 1: Similarities in Religious Belief
  • Part 2: Celtic Religion of Britain
  • Part 3: The Shamans of Siberia
  • Part 4: The Bog Bodies of Europe
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The End of the Iron Age
  • Part 1: The Beginning of Historiography
  • Part 2: The Rise of the Romans and the End of the Iron Age
  • Part 3: The End of the Germanic Iron Age
  • Part 4: The End of the Iron Age in Other Areas Around the World
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Iron Age is a rich and vast period of time that covers multiple civilisations and cultures and there is always room to learn more about the various occurrences, people, art and social movements that happened in the Iron Age’s thousand-plus years.

This course is designed as an introduction to the Iron Age - providing you with a fundamental understanding of how the world was at that time and how people lived during this era.

You’ll discover the various innovations and advances that took place in the Iron Age and how these impacted major civilisations - from new agricultural techniques to advances in war. We also look at the art created at the time, the structures built, the beliefs held, and how each area defined their unique culture.

Accreditations

The Introduction to the Iron Age Diploma Course will take you up to 50 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 50 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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