An Introduction to Diverse Heritage Management course is an e-qualification, entry Level 1, non-accredited , distance learning, online course. The course is self-paced – you choose what you would like to find out about, at your own leisure and in your own time. Learners have complete flexibility to learn at their preferred location and is flexible and suitable for adjustments in time, pace and learner ability. Lessons can be teacher/ facilitator led or self- directed.
Course structureThe course is split into 10 topics (lessons), each relating to a specific aspect of diverse heritage management. Supporting resources, images for use (please request copyright print usage for educational use only) and for discussion. Study resources links are included with each lesson plan. Lesson plans are available to download from the www.blackcoalminers.com website (below) and are developed with volunteers, teachers and educational specialists input, with a special thanks to Davene Harris (education specialist) for input and advice. Knowledge and content has developed from direct research activity, previous community engagement activities, conducted over a seven-year period.
Course designThe course is specifically designed for everyone and anyone wanting to learn about heritage, diverse heritage, diverse industrial heritage or wanting to enter the heritage management sector in the UK or overseas, or simply starting to develop or to lead a community heritage project/s or a project management career. For those wanting a museum sector, curatorial and exhibition sector career, these tutorial lessons are also for you as the course aims to equip learners with key concepts, vocabulary and knowledge around the fundamentals of diverse heritage knowledge, heritage management studies and museums education.
Informal assessmentInformal assessment is achieved through topic questions, reflection points, individual, groups and paired activities with suggestions for further learning/research, media links and online/digital and physical visits. Feel free to send examples of your learning journey via email to: email@example.com and feedback to encourage can be sent to you. On completion, reward your personal achievements by recording your completion of the 10 lessons by self-certification by downloading and completion a Recognition of Achievement Award Certificate for your records or as supporting evidence for a job application.
Diverse Heritage Management – Course potential learning outcomesLearners will enjoy participation in this Level 1 course as they will potentially be able to:
- Understand how diverse/Black /Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups play a part in industrial history, in the UK
- Learn about mining heritage and the people that played a part in global industry history
- Understand the role that coal once played as a major source of energy for homes and businesses in the UK and the role of coal miners from different nations who contributed to mining
- Learn about how diverse industrial heritage is represented in the creative arts
- Understand aspects of preserving diverse industrial heritage through museum conservation principles
- Understand concepts around creating and curating exhibitions, both physical and digital
- Understand the role that media production can play in communicating narratives and knowledge to inform, entertain and to inspire
- Find out ways of engaging audiences from Black/ BAME /Diverse groups within diverse heritage project and community initiatives
- Learn about types of jobs and roles within the heritage sector and how to get a job within the heritage sector
- Learn the value of working with others through community engagement activities, organisational partnerships, volunteers support and youth inclusion.
Who is this course for?
- People with no prior knowledge of heritage /diverse history
- Individuals looking to find out more about a topic of interest relating to heritage
- Young people learning about diverse communities in the UK or/and media production and the media industry
- Researchers, students and historians exploring aspects of British social history, industrial and cultural history
- Organisations seeking EDI staff development or/and training ideas
- Museums seeking diverse audience engagement ideas
- Anyone interested in expanding their general knowledge
10 weeks or as much time as you need
Proposed study time2 hours per day or as much time as you need Course requirements
None required, just a passion for finding out more about heritage!
Continuing education ideas
Here are examples of UK universities with courses in heritage, heritage management, museum studies, cultural history, curating, events management and related courses:
- University of Leicester
- Bath Spa University
- Bishop Grosseteste University
- University of Buckingham
- The University of Edinburgh
- University of Essex
- University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
- Kingston University
- University of Lincoln
- Truro and Penwith College
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Visit the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) https://www.ucas.com for more information.
For careers information/advice visit: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk
In for require further information about the Introduction to Diverse Heritage Management course, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website at www.blackcoalminers.com contact page and we will be happy to help you reach your full potential in a career in diverse industrial heritage and the heritage sector. Black Miners Museum / Nottingham News Centre hope you enjoy this learning experience and wish you all the best for your future, heritage learning journey.