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Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this short 8-week course is for you. The course will guide you through how...

Forensic psychology

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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.

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Mar 2015
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 28 May 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

English: skills for learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] This course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Introduction to cyber security

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Introduction to cyber security
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Apr 2015
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

Essay and report writing skills

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Essay and report writing skills Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment...

Organisations and management accounting

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 May 2014
This OpenLearn study unit examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure. Organisational objectives and...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free course, An introduction to music theory, will...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Apr 2015
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, will introduce you to learning Latin. You...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Succeed with maths – Part 2 Copyrighted image Credit: Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] Following on from Succeed with maths – Part 1 this course will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 May 2015
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle...

Network security

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Network security Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 25 hours Updated 19 Jul 2011
Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security. This unit, which assumes you have a...

Moons

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Moons
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

Spanish: espacios públicos

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Spanish: espacios públicos Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos,...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 May 2015
[BETA ] Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so,...

Introduction to child psychology

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Introduction to child psychology
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 Oct 2014
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this unit you will be introduced to...

Using a scientific calculator

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 May 2012
Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This unit will help you to understand...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

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?...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an...