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DNA and Genealogy Course

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Cambridge Open Academy


£25 inc VAT
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Online, self-paced
3 hours
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No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Unearth your ancestral roots and unlock the hidden stories within your DNA with our fascinating DNA and Genealogy Course. Did you know that DNA testing has become an invaluable tool for genealogists, helping them trace their family trees with unprecedented accuracy and uncover deep-rooted mysteries? Delve into this exciting journey through eight comprehensive modules that will unravel the secrets of your lineage.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the foundations of genealogy and how it intersects with DNA research.
  • Understand the ethical considerations involved in DNA testing for genealogy.
  • Identify the various types of DNA testing methods used in genealogical research.
  • Uncover the intricacies of effective genealogical research techniques.
  • Master the art of English genealogy research and record hunting across two enriching parts.
  • Gain insight into the fascinating world of your genetic heritage.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Embark on a riveting journey through the annals of your family history with our DNA and Genealogy Course. This comprehensive program spans eight engaging modules, each meticulously designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a genealogy aficionado.

We kick off with a captivating exploration of genealogy's fundamentals, followed by an in-depth understanding of DNA's role in this quest for identity. Delve into ethical issues surrounding DNA testing, and discover the array of testing methods used in genealogical research.

As you progress, you'll unravel the rules for effective genealogical research, ensuring you're on the right path to uncovering your heritage. Our two-part segment on English genealogy will equip you with the tools to trace your roots across the UK. By the course's end, you'll be well-versed in your genetic heritage, ready to embark on a journey through time.

Join us on this enlightening journey, and let your ancestral story unfold. Enrol now and begin your genealogical adventure!

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 01: Introduction to Genealogy
  • Module 02: Introduction to DNA
  • Module 03: The Use of DNA Testing in Genealogy
  • Module 04: DNA Testing Ethical Issues
  • Module 05: Types of DNA Testing for Genealogy
  • Module 06: Rules for Effective Genealogical Research
  • Module 07: English Genealogy: Finding the Records - Part: 1
  • Module 08: English Genealogy: Finding the Records - Part: 2

Who is this course for?

  • Genealogy enthusiasts eager to explore their family history.
  • Aspiring genealogists seeking a comprehensive foundation in DNA research.
  • History buffs intrigued by the science of tracing their lineage.
  • Anyone with a keen interest in unraveling the secrets hidden within their DNA.

Career path

  • Genetic Counsellor: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Forensic DNA Analyst: £28,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Biomedical Scientist (Genetics): £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Genealogist: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
  • DNA Analyst: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Research Scientist (Genetics): £30,000 - £60,000 per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a CPD Accredited PDF certificate completely free of cost as a proof of your accomplishment.

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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