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Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their...

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Dec 2013
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for...

Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Jan 2014
This unit provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. It also explains the fundamental...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this unit is for you. The...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations whether producing goods or services, or in the private, public or...

Developing good academic practices

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Developing good academic practices
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Dec 2012
Welcome to the "Developing good academic practices" resource. It is intended to help you develop good academic practices in your studies, and when...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of...

Management: Perspective and practice

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Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Jun 2011
This unit introduces you to a range of different ways of thinking about organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.

Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Apr 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...

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...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Dec 2013
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess...

Exploring childrens' learning

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2014
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory...

Introduction to child psychology

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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...

Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence as organisations rely more and more heavily on computers to...

How teams work

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 31 Aug 2012
This unit provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This unit will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
This unit provides an introduction to music theory pitched at a level equivalent to Grades 1-3 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of...

Human resources: recruitment and selection

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

Spanish: Espacios públicos

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is taken from Portales, a language course that concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights...

English grammar in context

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both...

Teaching assistants: Support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the...

Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach

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Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the first of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. This unit draws on what we know about how people learn to become...

Language, notation and formulas

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This unit will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about...