South African History Diploma Course

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South African History Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Discover South African history and the events that shaped this vibrant nation. Journey through its diverse cultures, pivotal moments, and inspiring stories of resilience. Unlock a deeper understanding of South Africa’s past, present, and future.

Begin with early societies and learn how geography and climate influenced the development of cultures like the San and Khoikhoi. Understand their social and economic structures through archaeological and historical sources.

Explore the European exploration and colonisation era, identifying key explorers and their motivations. Discover the impact of European settlement on indigenous populations and the establishment of the Dutch East India Company at the Cape.

This South African history course also traces the transition from Dutch to British control, examining the policies and impacts of British colonial rule. Analyse the economic changes and significant events like the Great Trek.

Understand the causes and key events of the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars and their impact on various South African communities. Explore the roles of women and indigenous peoples during these conflicts.

Learn about the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and the political and economic changes that followed. Understand the origins and implementation of apartheid policies, the resistance movements against them, and the international response.

Examine the key events and figures in the fight against apartheid, the transition to democracy, and the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Finally, explore post-apartheid South Africa, ongoing issues, and contemporary challenges facing the nation today.

By studying this South African history course, you will:

  • Discover early South African societies like the San and Khoikhoi.
  • Understand how geography influenced cultural evolution.
  • Learn about European exploration and its impact on indigenous populations.
  • Examine the transition from Dutch to British colonial rule.
  • Analyse the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars.
  • Learn about the Union of South Africa and apartheid.
  • Study resistance movements against apartheid.
  • Explore post-apartheid challenges and the transition to democracy.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Geographical and Climatic Factors
  • Part 2: Diverse Cultures and Societies
  • Part 3: Archaeological and Historical Sources
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Key Initial Explorers and Their Motivations
  • Part 2: Early Conflicts and Interactions
  • Part 3: The Impact on Indigenous Populations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Transition to British Control
  • Part 2: Changes Introduced by British Colonial Rule
  • Part 3: Impact on Dutch Settlers and Indigenous Populations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Causes and Key Events
  • Part 2: The Impact on South African Communities
  • Part 3: Treaties and Resolutions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Formation of the Union
  • Part 2: Political and Economic Changes Following Unification
  • Part 3: Impact on Race Relations and Indigenous Rights
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Origins and Key Apartheid Policies
  • Part 2: Implementation Mechanisms
  • Part 3: Socio-Economic and Political Impacts
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Key Figures and Events
  • Part 2: South African Resistance Groups and Tactics
  • Part 3: International Solidarity and Support
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Negotiations and Events Leading to the End of Apartheid
  • Part 2: Challenges During the Transition
  • Part 3: Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: A New Era
  • Part 2: Ongoing Challenges and Successes
  • Part 3: South Africa's Role Post-Apartheid
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Major Contemporary Issues
  • Part 2: Impact of Recent Developments
  • Part 3: Future Trajectories for South Africa
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is perfect for history enthusiasts eager to explore South Africa's dynamic past, educators seeking comprehensive content for their classrooms, and students aiming to deepen their understanding of global history.

It's also ideal for professionals in cultural and heritage sectors, social scientists, and anyone passionate about learning how historical events shape societies. Lifelong learners interested in expanding their knowledge of diverse cultures and historical narratives will find this South African history course enriching and insightful.

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Accreditations

The South African History 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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