Entry Level History (2015)

The CCEA Entry Level History specification gives learners opportunities to study history from political, economic, social and cultural perspectives, gaining deeper understanding of the world.

Learners also study world history. Only two of the six units cover Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Environment and Society Area of Learning.

Entry Level qualifications can help learners to expand their knowledge, increase their confidence and demonstrate achievement. This includes some who might not be ready for a course at GCSE level or equivalent.

This specification is made up of units, and learners can gain a qualification at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. For each unit, learners produce a portfolio of work to show how they’ve met the assessment criteria; there are no exams.

There are six units of work:

  • Unit 1: A Society Outside Britain in the Past
  • Unit 2: History in the Media
  • Unit 3: A Significant Event of the Twentieth Century
  • Unit 4: A Historical Investigation of Local History
  • Unit 5: A British Society in the Past
  • Unit 6: People and Protest in the Past.

Current Specification

Subject Code: 4010

Skills developed through our Entry Level History

This qualification aims to help learners prepare for working and adult life by developing employability and independent living skills. It emphasises learning by doing, with a focus on transferable skills that learners will need in a changing and dynamic working environment.

Learners have the opportunity to develop skills of:

  • communication;
  • observation;
  • problem-solving;
  • ICT;
  • working with others;
  • historical enquiry; and
  • employability.

Learners also apply their learning in a practical context.

Those who complete this qualification can progress to other Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE qualifications, or to related training courses.

For more information on this specification contact:

Helen Parks
Subject Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2906
Arlene Ashfield
Specification Support Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2291