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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...

Moons

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Moons
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Nov 2014
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Can renewable energy power the world?

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Can renewable energy power the world?
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Nov 2014
Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks we’ll cover the physical principles...

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...

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...

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...

The role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Beginners' Chinese

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Beginners' Chinese
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 31 Mar 2014
This unit is a language unit that concentrates on Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication, but also provides some insights into Chinese...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Personal development planning for engineering

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
An introduction to Personal Development Planning and career development planning in the context of developing as a professional engineer. In...