World War II Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

World War II, also called the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Triggered by the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, it was the deadliest conflict in history. It devastated the world and changed life as people knew it. Cities were destroyed, national borders were revised and more than 75 million soldiers and civilians died, with millions more wounded, displaced and losing their way of life.

The World War II Diploma Course aims to give you a foundational understanding of the precursor events that lead up to the war, what occurred during the six years of combat, and how the world was changed following its conclusion.

Across 12 modules and five videos, the World War II Diploma Course explains how the conflict began and spread across the main war theatre of Europe.

Significant battlegrounds including Poland, Scandinavia, the Low Countries, France, Britain and Russia are examined, as is the Pacific theatre where the Axis Power Japan and the Allied forces of America fought a brutal and bloody campaign. Other theatres of war, such as the Middle East and North Africa, are also covered.

You will also explore the various ideologies that took centre stage in the conflict—from Fascism to Communism and Democracy—and examine how they manifested in the many heinous acts that took place during and after the conflict.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a deeper all-round knowledge of WWII
  • Understand the various causes of the war
  • Understand the primary Nazi policies, such as Lebensraum and the Final Solution
  • Be familiar with the most significant battles in the war
  • Understand how Japan and the US entered the war
  • Know what the ‘Jewish’ question was and how it underpinned the Holocaust
  • Understand how the war ended in both Europe and the Pacific
  • Understand the legacies of WWII
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Setting the Stage
  • Part 2: Germany’s Militarism
  • Part 3: Failure of the League of Nations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rise of Nationalism
  • Part 2: Hitler’s Continuing Rise to Power
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Annexation of Austria
  • Part 2: The Munich Agreement—1938
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Invasion of Poland
  • Part 2: The Phoney War
  • Part 3: The Formation of the Allies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: War Strategies and Tactics
  • Part 2: Dunkirk and the Turning the War
  • Video: The Miracle of Dunkirk
  • Part 3: The Final Fall of France
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nazi Plans for a British Invasion
  • Part 2: The Dowding System
  • Part 3: The Battle of Britain Begins
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Beginning of the Blitz
  • Video: The Vital Work of the ARP
  • Part 2: Evacuating the Cities
  • Part 3: The End of the Blitz
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why Hitler Invaded the Soviet Union
  • Part 2: Why Stalin Did Not Believe in Operation Barbarossa
  • Part 3: The Soviet Union Joins the Allies
  • Part 4: Why Operation Barbarossa Failed
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Roots of the Jewish Question
  • Part 2: Anti-Jewish Statutes and Public Behaviours
  • Video: The Jewish Resistance
  • Part 3: The Final Solution
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Video: The Whole World at War
  • Part 1: Japan’s Steps Towards War in the Pacific
  • Part 2: Global Declarations of War
  • Part 3: Major Battles of the Pacific
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: How it Happened
  • Part 2: The Final Events
  • Video: Operation Magic Carpet
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Casualties of War
  • Part 2: New International Institutions
  • Part 3: The Baby Boom
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 12 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The World War II Diploma Course is for anyone who wishes to better understand the worldwide conflict, which shaped the modern world and continues to be studied to this day.

Providing a foundational understanding, you’ll learn about the events that led up to the war, specific events and battles that formed the greater parts of the war, how various countries became involved and their reasons for doing so, the conflicting ideologies of the time and the part they played, and how the war concluded.

The course will show just how completely depraved as well as how utterly optimistic and inspiring the human race can be.

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Accreditations

The World War II 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 £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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