Changes coming into effect immediately:
Our first goal with the Advanced Certificate is to make it more accessible to you. You can now take any of the Advanced programme courses at any time within the three years prior to embarking on the Advanced certificate programme and have the marks count towards your certificate (so long as you passed the assessment!)
Previously a single payment has been taken for the whole academic year in the August before the September start. To reduce the financial burden in one go, you can now sign up for any of the individual courses for the upcoming academic year in advance (a limited number of early places will be made available) and / or buy gift vouchers ahead of time to reduce the amount you need to pay in a lump sum in August.
This applies to both year one and year two.
Here’s an example:
Susan wants to take the Advanced programme and passed the Intermediate Certificate with an average mark of 80%. Susan is therefore eligible for the Advanced Programme.
Last year she took the assessed versions of the Manorial Records (£79) and Church and Community courses (£76), totalling £155, and passed the assessment on both. These courses can therefore be counted towards the Advanced Programme.
This May her sister bought her a gift voucher to the value of £100, which she has not yet spent.
In June the dates were released for next year and Susan bought herself an assessed place on the Advanced Methods and Reports course (£76)
The total cost for Year One is £669.
Susan will be invoiced in August for £669 - £155 - £100 - £76 = £338 for Year One.
She has paid the same amount, but paid different parts at different times upfront.
Changes coming into effect for those starting Year One in September 2021:
It is now possible for the Advanced certificate to be taken by those living overseas, so long as you have access to a range of original records (or copies thereof) for your project work via e.g. an LDS Family History Center.
We have also responded to customer feedback about the courses, where they sit within the programme and the transparency around the “extras” required to achieve the certificate.
We have moved Advanced Methods & Reports from Year Two to Year One, to enable this type of study to take place earlier in the programme. We will also be breaking down the current Deeds and Disputes course into two separate courses: Title Deeds and Chancery Disputes, both of which will be written and taught by Susan Moore.
The new scheme is shown below: