An Introduction to Local History - Step 1

  1. How can we study the past of our area and our own families? The sources of history considered:  photographs, oral evidence. Maps, parish records, census materials, buildings, newspapers.  An introduction to family history and how to research it.
  2. Beverley in the past thousand years, its churches, schools, people, entertainments, its place in wider history, including a focus on Beverley in WW2 when the town was bombed.
  3. Walking the town: a leisurely stroll around historic Beverley to see what we can discover of our rich past, provision can be made for these with limited mobility
  4. The local history of the county, with a focus on prehistoric remains in the East Riding including perplexing sites such as Huggates Dikes and Burton Bushes. We will also explore how transport has developed locally through the age of canals and railways.

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

How will the course be delivered?

A variety of teaching methods will be used to ensure that learners’ individual needs are met.

Entry requirements

No previous experience required.

What next?

Progression routes may be discussed with your course tutor.  For further advice and guidance please contact the College Guidance Officers.

Additional information

First Session:

The content of the course (noted above) will be discussed and you will be given further details about course materials and other learning resources.  Any relevant paperwork will be discussed and completed at this session.  Please bring a notebook and pen.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses Autumn Part-time Course Guide 2022