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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...

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...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Apr 2015
This free course Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and...

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 OpenLearn course, 'Start writing fiction', will give you an...

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.

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....

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014
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 cyber security

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Taking your first steps into higher education

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this badged course is for you. ...

Managing my money

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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.

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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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...

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...

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...

Network security

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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...

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...

Can renewable energy power the world?

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Can renewable energy power the world? Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks we’ll cover the physical principles...

An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Aug 2014
This short course will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work...

Beginners' Chinese

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Beginners' Chinese
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 04 Mar 2015
This is introductory material, and was chosen to be easily accessible for those with some basic knowledge of Chinese. This unit concentrates on...

English grammar in context

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Dec 2014
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...