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World War I Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

‘The War to End All Wars’, the First World War’s battles were so bitter and bloody, its casualties so numerous, that nobody thought another global conflict could ever happen. How did it come about? How had the great powers-that-be let it happen and why was it such an ugly conflict?

Set across 11 modules and 4 videos, these questions and many others are answered in the World War I Diploma Course.

We’ll consider the causes of World War I, from militarism and alliances to German nationalism and the growth of Pan-Slavism. We’ll look at the war’s main battlefields on the Western Front, important battles of the Eastern Front, the events of the Russian Revolution, the reasons the US attempted to stay out of the conflict and why they entered it, and some of the main theatres—and battles—of naval war.

We’ll examine how WWI was fought. We’ll explore the mass mobilisation of armies, vast production of war resources, and development of new weapons and military vehicles. You’ll learn about trench warfare – how it came about, how they were built and what life was like in the trenches. We’ll also consider the power of wartime propaganda and how the war changed the lives of women.

We’ll look at the final battles of the Great War, how it came to an end, and what followed the Armistice. We’ll also reflect on the various ways WWI changed or influenced the post-war world.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain greater insight into how WWI started
  • Become familiar with some of the major battles that occurred during the war
  • Know where the Western Front and Eastern Fronts were and why they were important
  • Understand how trench war developed
  • Learn about the major military advances that occurred during the war
  • Understand why America joined the conflict
  • Learn how propaganda was used in the war
  • Know how the war finally ended
  • Become familiar with the various legacies of WWI
Silhouette illustration of British soldiers fighting in WW1

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: The Growth of Nationalism
  • Video: The Empires of Europe in 1914
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Start of the War
  • Part 2: The Other Great Powers Mobilise for War
  • Part 3: Weapons of WWI
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Background to the Western Front in WWI
  • Part 2: Trench Warfare and the First Battle of Ypres
  • Part 3: The Start of the Somme and the End of Verdun
  • Video: The Rape of Belgium
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Adopting Trench Warfare
  • Part 2: Life in the Trenches
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Main Differences Between the Eastern and Western Fronts
  • Part 2: Major Battles on the Eastern Front
  • Part 3: The 1917 Russian Revolution
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why America Became Involved in WWI
  • Part 2: American Battles
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The British-German Naval Race
  • Part 2: Aerial Warfare
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Britain’s Propaganda Organisations
  • Part 2: The Different Forms of Propaganda—Print and Writing
  • Part 3: Photography and Film
  • Video: The Legacy of WWI Propaganda
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Work of the Munitionettes
  • Part 2: Other Roles for Women
  • Video: Female Football in WWI
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Last Major Battle of WWI
  • Part 2: The Global Nature of WWI
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Changes in Demographics
  • Part 2: Financial Collapse
  • Part 3: Changes in Europe
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The World War I Diploma Course will help you to understand one of the most important events in modern history. A war originating in Europe, for overlapping and complex reasons, and consuming many other nations, lasting four long brutal years, and resulting in millions of lives lost.

This course will help you to understand how the conflict began and ended, how and where it was fought, and how it changed the world.

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Accreditations

The World War I 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).

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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