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How afraid of death are we?

How afraid of death are we? Copyright free image Copyright free: Seadog New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2016
As a society, we're starting to look death in its hollow eyesockets and pull it into the light. But how scared do we remain of death - and is it...

Six Nations 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of resources.

The science of chocolate

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The science of chocolate Copyrighted image Copyright: Mikael Damkier | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Feb 2016
Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us? 

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes? Copyrighted image Copyright: Subbotina | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2016
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) take a look at the science and history of the pancake.

Right to die: what about other circumstances?

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Right to die: what about other circumstances? Copyrighted image Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
Updated 29 Jan 2016
Reasons for individuals chosing to end their life vary - is there one straightforward answer to the question 'do we have the right to die?' or is...

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An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Jan 2016
Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice?...

Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Jan 2016
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

Physical activity: a family affair

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Physical activity: a family affair Copyrighted image Copyright: © Cade Martin/Getty Images
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Dec 2015
This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects that the family has on the amount and nature of physical activity...

Childhood in crisis?

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Childhood in crisis?
Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Dec 2015
This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea...

Early years team work and leadership

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Early years team work and leadership
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Dec 2015
This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Forensic psychology

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Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Copyright: RichLegg
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Dec 2015
In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Istockphoto.com
Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Dec 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 08 Dec 2015
This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

Social care in the community

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Social care in the community
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Oct 2015
Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision....

Understanding depression and anxiety

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Understanding depression and anxiety Copyrighted image Copyright: © Bluestone/Science Photo Library
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Sep 2015
In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders –...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...