The following announcement was written by the Society of Genealogists:
Friday 26th June, 2015:
The Society of Genealogists & Pharos Teaching & Tutoring today announced a new joint programme of education, the distance learning Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (Advanced).
The Society of Genealogists, in conjunction with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd has been running its popular Intermediate distance learning programme since September 2010. The Advanced Certificate builds on this. It brings a two-year programme of assessed education online starting on 1 October 2015, consisting of taught modules and special stand-alone tutorial sessions. Pharos and the Society are working with the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) to enable students to reach the standards necessary for membership application should they wish to work as professional genealogists in the future.
Taught modules are:
- Old Handwriting – An Introduction to Secretary Hand
- Manorial Records for Family and Local Historians
- Church & Community 1540 – 1800; Selected Records
- Researching Online for Advanced Genealogists
- An Introduction to Medieval Genealogy
- Researching in Archives for Advanced Genealogists
- Land and Legal Records
- Advanced Reports and Methods
Each module is monitored by the Society to ensure excellent standards of content and teaching.
The Advanced Skills and Strategies Certificate course is open to those who have successfully completed the Intermediate programme and are now looking for advanced instruction and the chance to undertake a family history project under supervision and in an early time period.
Students who have not completed the Intermediate course may, alternatively, choose not have work assessed and may take any module as a stand-alone option. Courses taken individually without assessment cost less.