The History of Ancient India Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Embark on a time traveller's dream and uncover the marvels of Ancient India!

Step back in time, immerse yourself in the enigmatic land of Ancient India, and unravel the tales of civilisations that shaped history. The History of Ancient India Course is your gateway to Vedic traditions, Hinduism, Palaeolithic wonders, Gupta brilliance, and more. Comprehensive course materials and videos will guide you on a journey across the map of Ancient India.

Join us as we peel back the layers of antiquity. Walk through the Palaeolithic Period and the Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages. Immerse yourself in the Chalcolithic Age – an age of transformation, innovation, and artistry. Travel the bustling streets of the Indus Valley, discovering its important and innovative culture. Examine the social and political developments of the Early and Later Vedic periods.

Venture into the faith and philosophy of Ancient Indian civilisations. Uncover the roots of Hinduism and the birthplace of Buddhism and Jainism. Experience the Mauryan Empire and its most significant rulers, Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka. Unravel the tales of the Shunga Empire. Unveil the political intrigue and artistic rebirth occurring at its ascendancy. Join us as we venture into the Gupta Dynasty – a Golden Age of literary and scientific achievement.

Embrace the History of Ancient India and unlock the treasures of the past.

By studying this course, you will learn about the following:

  • The territories that constituted the Indian Subcontinent from prehistoric times onwards.
  • Cultural development during the Chalcolithic Age.
  • Inventions and developments of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
  • The importance of the Vedic Period.
  • The roots of Hinduism and the development of Buddhism and Jainism.
  • Significant empires from 345 BCE onwards.
  • The achievements of the Mauyran Empire.
  • The religious significance of the Shunga Empire.
  • Contributions made to the modern world by the Gupta Empire.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Geography of Ancient India
  • Part 2: The Overlapping Eras of Ancient India
  • Part 3: Defining Ancient India Beyond the Three-Age System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Palaeolithic Period in India
  • Part 2: Neolithic Age
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Defining the Chalcolithic Age
  • Part 2: The Use of Copper in the Indian Chalcolithic Age
  • Part 3: Chalcolithic Cultures in India
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Discovery of India’s First Urban Culture
  • Part 2: The Different Periods of the Indus Valley Civilisation
  • Part 3: Major Innovation of the IVC
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Identifying the Vedic Period
  • Part 2: The Early Vedic Period
  • Part 3: The Later Vedic Period
  • Part 4: Women in the Vedic Age
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Sacred Texts of Hinduism
  • Part 2: Vedic Religion
  • Part 3: Gods, Priests and Sages
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rise of Śramaṇa
  • Part 2: Siddhartha Gautama and the Founding of Buddhism
  • Part 3: The Tenants of Buddhism
  • Part 4: Jainism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Pre-Mauryan Empire
  • Part 2: The Beginning of the Mauryan Empire
  • Part 3: The Reign of Bindusara
  • Part 4: The Reign of Ashoka
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Shunga Coup and the Reign of Pushyamitra Shunga
  • Part 2: The Reign of Agnimitra
  • Part 3: Impact and Legacy of the Shunga Empire
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Origin of the Gupta Empire
  • Part 2: The Ideal King
  • Part 3: Chandragupta II
  • Part 4: Achievements of the Gupta Era
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The History of Ancient India Course is perfect for enthusiasts of history and culture. You'll also gain much if you're curious about ancient civilisations and the development of religion. The course is also an exceptional way to prepare for a trip to India.

Embark on this captivating journey into the past and unearth the cultural mosaic that shaped India.

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Accreditations

The History of Ancient India 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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