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Red jackets, golden thread: Hunt landscapes and communities

Red jackets, golden thread: Hunt landscapes and communities Copyrighted image Credit: extreme_eventer04 under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 May 2011
For many hunters, the chase is about connections - to the history, to the landscape, to the community. Alison Acton has been finding out why.

Diversionary tactics

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Diversionary tactics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Sep 2010
With a history of surplus building materials ending up in landfill, Michael Close and Rebecca Owens talk about how their website - BuilderScrap.com...

Finding the eco solution

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Finding the eco solution Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
David Hunt, Sales and Marketing Director for Eco Environments Ltd, describes how his business is offering renewable energy solutions to help the...

Bringing down the house

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Bringing down the house Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
Second-year Architecture students from The University of Nottingham talk about their work on the Nottingham House project - an example of how...

Raising the roof

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Raising the roof Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
Horticultural consultant for greenroof Alex Mortleman shows his passion for encouraging biodiversity and takes the OU's Joe Smith on a tour through...

A little change goes a long way

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A little change goes a long way Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
Neha Mehta and Anderson McClean from Newzeye Ltd talk about their work in publishing and marketing for brownfield regeneration and sustainable...

How Amelia Mauresmo smashed the glass wall

How Amelia Mauresmo smashed the glass wall Creative commons image Credit: Carine06 under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2015
Andy Murray has confirmed that his coach Amelia Mauresmo will be at his side for Wimbledon 2015, and that expecting her first child in August won't...

Women’s World Cup primes for kick-off amid corruption allegations at FIFA

Women’s World Cup primes for kick-off amid corruption allegations at FIFA Creative commons image Credit: David.78 under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence
Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jun 2015
Why hasn't the FIFA scandal and the impact it will have on the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup been discussed? Helen Owton explores...

Improving the everyday lives of carers

Improving the everyday lives of carers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jun 2015
Many carers feel undervalued by society and that they are having to ‘go it alone’. The European Funded DISCOVER project, which included a team from...

Free course: Childhood in the Digital Age

Free course: Childhood in the Digital Age Copyrighted image Credit: Monkey Business Image | Dreamstime.com
Updated 06 May 2015
OpenLearn is a fantastic place to gain understanding of what to expect from Open University study; trying a free course, such as Childhood in the...

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Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Credit: Istockphoto.com Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Attachment in the early years

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Attachment in the early years Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Jun 2015
This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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Partnerships and networks in work with young people
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 May 2015
The term ‘partnership’ is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

Professional relationships with young people

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Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted image Credit: © John Birdsall
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 13 May 2015
In some people’s eyes, the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young...

Forensic psychology

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Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Credit: RichLegg
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 May 2015
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

An introduction to social work

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An introduction to social work Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
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 Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

Early years team work and leadership

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Early years team work and leadership
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Mar 2015
This unit explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Introducing ageing

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Introducing ageing Copyrighted image Credit: Copyright © Debbie Crouch
Introductory level Duration 11 hours Updated 24 Mar 2015
Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

Exploring family health

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Exploring family health Copyrighted image Credit: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 18 Feb 2015
How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
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 Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...