Aspects of Cornish Mining History

Ref: C3528500

The course will look at various aspects of Cornish mining, including social, technical and economic impact. Students will also be introduced to a range of topic areas including emigration; mining engineering; the social life of miners and their families, the current situation in mining heritage and possible re-opening of South Croft Mine.

Course aim

The course will give students an overview of Cornish mining; its history, impact on the community and the possible future of mining in Cornwall.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of Cornish mining history in class discussion.
  • Discuss the impact of mining on Cornish society.
  • Explain the role of local engineering on Cornish mining
  • Identify the factor behind Cornish emigration and the Cornish diaspora.
  • Describe mining heritage and the current policies and activities in this area.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A pen and notepad.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Aspects of Cornish Mining History Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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