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Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Known for their fighting prowess and instilling fear into those they besieged, was there more to the Vikings than marauding? The Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course takes you on a voyage through history that considers more than just their atrocities, looking at their impressive innovations in travel, trade and technology. You’ll also learn about the Vikings as a people, examining their society and religion and how they adapted to global changes.

To understand the Vikings, we first need to consider who they were. Through studying the Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course, you will learn of their origins, from Stone Age Scandinavia through to the Migration Period of the Iron Age, and the reasons they set out on violen...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Who Were the Vikings?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Origins of the Viking
  • Part 2: Name and Language
  • Part 3: Reasons for the Violent Viking Raids
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Viking Society
  • Part 1: Social Classes
  • Part 2: Laws and ‘The Thing’
  • Part 3: Vikings at Home
  • Part 4: Viking Buildings
  • Part 5: Marriage, Divorce and Family
  • Part 6: Viking Clothing
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Viking Religion
  • Part 1: Sources of Nordic Religion
  • Part 2: The Viking Cosmos
  • Part 3: Viking Gods
  • Part 4: Funerals and Sacrifices
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Viking Raiders and Warriors
  • Part 1: Viking Weaponry
  • Part 2: Viking Ships
  • Part 3: Early Raids and a Change of Plan
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – The Viking Age: Explorations, Settlements and Trade Routes
  • Part 1: Viking Exploration
  • Part 2: Vikings Start to Settle Down
  • Part 3: A Trading Empire
  • Part 4: Female Traders
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – The Viking Age: Kings and Conquerors
  • Part 1: The Kingdoms of Scandinavia
  • Part 2: Ireland and the Kingdom of Dublin
  • Part 3: Voyage to Vinland
  • Part 4: The Invasion of Britain
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – The End of the Viking Era
  • Part 1: The Beginning of The End
  • Part 2: Reasons for the End of the Viking Era
  • Part 3: Christianity in Scandinavia
  • Conclusion – The Viking Legacy
  • Module 7 Assessment
Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’re interested in history and would like to truly understand the Viking era and the Vikings as a people, the Introduction to the Vikings Diploma Course is perfect for you. More than just a ramble through the atrocities of these fearsome warriors, you’ll understand the effects this era of human history had, both at the time and in the present day.

Accreditations

The Introduction to the Vikings 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 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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