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Physical Sciences Certificate

The physical sciences seek to investigate and explain how the world works, with an emphasis on the description of physical systems; these can range in scale from sub-atomic particles to the whole Earth, the galaxy and beyond, and in time from the geological origins of our planet to the latest technological device. This course will provide students with a broad overview of key concepts in this broad subject area, so that they can better appreciate principles behind scientific developments and debates, and perceive the relevance of these principles to their own experience.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Ecological Monitoring and Conservation Advanced Diploma

This award is a part-time, research-based course that focuses on developing participants' awareness and understanding of key issues in ecology and conservation. The course is open to all those with an interest in ecology and conservation who have qualifications in or who can demonstrate previous experience of this subject or a related discipline at an advanced level.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Historic Environment 1 Diploma

This course follows on from the Certificate courses and offers an opportunity to explore thematic aspects of the historic environment in greater depth. The course will be taught over 6 weekends at Madingley Hall, with online support between teaching sessions, making study accessible to participants from all over the UK and beyond.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Weekend
International Development Advanced Diploma

This is a research-based course of supervised independent study, culminating in a 10000-12000 word dissertation. It provides a foundation in research methods for those who wish to continue with their research at a higher level, either through a postgraduate course or on their own initiative.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Historic Environment Certificate

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history of the landscape. The three units together provide an introduction to the development of the historic environment from prehistory to the modern period.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Weekend
Archaeology 2 Diploma

This course gives students the opportunity to extend and develop the knowledge and skills they have already acquired. There are 3 complementary pathways at diploma level; these can be studied independently of each other, and in any order.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Philosophy Advanced Diploma

The course is research-based which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over 2 years, culminating in a dissertation of 10000-12000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Creative Writing 1 Certificate

The course provides students with the chance to explore a range of genres and literary styles as a way of stimulating their own writing voice. The course is designed for students who want to pursue a creative writing project, whether fiction or non-fiction, and provides them with the chance to experiment in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
International Development 2 Certificate

This course aims to help students develop an understanding of the practice of international development, and to introduce the broad range of strategies, techniques and skills required for working in the field. The course is open to everyone regardless of previous educational experience, but may be of particular interest to NGO volunteers or professionals operating overseas; and to university students or staff considering placements, careers or further study in this important area.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time day
History of Art 1 Diploma

This Diploma course is designed for those who have completed a Certificate in History of Art or who have appropriate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in this field. The three termly units are designed to mirror elements of a typical undergraduate History of Art degree and there is a strong emphasis throughout on theory and method as well as analytical skills.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time day
Historic Environment Advanced Diploma

The course offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over 2 years, culminating in a dissertation of 10000-12000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Study of Religion Advanced Diploma

This research-based course offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over 2 years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words; students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply; the course provides a good foundation in research methods for those who wish to continue with their research at a higher level, either through a postgraduate course or on their own initiative; the course is open to all who can demonstrate previous experience in religious studies or a related discipline at an advanced level; the course is taught and awarded at 3rd-year undergraduate level.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Astronomy Diploma

The course will allow students to develop a broad perspective on astronomical phenomena and practical methods to investigate them, as well as a deeper understanding of some topics of active research. They will build up a substantial body of astronomical knowledge across all physical scales from planets to the Universe as a whole, including exploring how some astronomical systems change with time.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Archaeology 1 Certificate

This course will give you a solid introduction to the practice, methods, theories and key sources used by archaeologists. It is open to everyone regardless of previous educational experience.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Philosophy Certificate

This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys thinking about the nature of reality, how we should treat one another, what we should believe in, what it is possible for us to know, what distinguishes the meaningful from the meaningless, or what it takes to be a person. No previous experience in the subject is necessary.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Creative Writing 1 Diploma

This Diploma course is designed for those who have completed a Certificate in Creative Writing or who have appropriate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in this field. The course will enable students to advance their own creative practice and knowledge of literary form, style and genre, whether they are writing for pleasure, for professional development or aiming for publication.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time day
Local History Advanced Diploma

The course offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over 2 academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words; students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply; the course provides a good foundation in research methods for those who wish to continue with their research at a higher level, either through a postgraduate course or on their own initiative; the course is open to all who can demonstrate previous experience in local history or a related discipline at an advanced level; the course is taught and awarded at 3rd-year undergraduate level.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Coaching Certificate

The course provides students with the vital communication and interpersonal skills necessary for establishing and maintaining an effective and developmental coaching relationship; the course is a blend of online learning and face-to-face teaching, with a 4 day workshop each term; the course is taught and awarded at 1st year undergraduate level and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS); this is equivalent to half of the 1st year of full-time undergraduate study. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions, and online discussion forums.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Customised
Social Sciences Certificate

This course will provide you with a disciplinary-based introduction to Sociology, Politics and Psychology. You will explore research evidence and theories which attempt to explain identity construction, individual and group behaviour, and power and political relationships in modern societies.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Part time day
Archaeology Advanced Diploma

This is a research-based course of supervised independent study, culminating in a 10000-12000 word dissertation. It provides an excellent foundation in research methods for those who wish to continue with their research at a higher level, either through a postgraduate course or on their own initiative.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time
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