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  • What do genes do?

    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is...
  • Intermediate French: Le quatorze juillet

    This free course, Intermediate French: Le quatorze juillet, is taken from Ouverture, a language module that concentrates on French as a tool for...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • Intermediate French: Le quatorze juillet

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Feb 2018
    This free course, Intermediate French: Le quatorze juillet, is taken from...
  • Heritage case studies: Scotland

    The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain. This free course, Heritage case studies: Scotland, uses two...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
    The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of...
  • Form and uses of language

    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Form and uses of language

    Form and uses of language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can...
  • An introduction to data and information

    Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This free course, An introduction to data and information, will help you to...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to data and information

    An introduction to data and information Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
    Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This free course, An...
  • Thinking about how I work with other professionals

    This work-based free course, Thinking about how I work with other professionals, encourages early years practitioners to think about the values and...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

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    This work-based free course, Thinking about how I work with other professionals,...
  • Introduction to active galaxies

    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Introduction to active galaxies

    Introduction to active galaxies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But...
  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2018

  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Jan 2018
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
  • Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish

    Welcome to this free course, Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish, which is aimed at intermediate learners of Spanish with an interest in...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2018

  • Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 25 Jan 2018
    Welcome to this free course, Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish, which...
  • An introduction to software development

    Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • An introduction to software development

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of...
  • Introducing ICT systems

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Introducing ICT systems

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    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our...
  • Biofuels

    This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared with fossil fuels. The...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • Biofuels

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    This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the...
  • Groundwater

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Groundwater

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • The role of play in children's learning

    Has the emphasis on raising educational standards in the UK led to adult-led learning replacing play? This free course, The role of play in...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • The role of play in children's learning

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    Has the emphasis on raising educational standards in the UK led to adult-led...
  • How to be a critical reader

    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • How to be a critical reader

    How to be a critical reader Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading...
  • Grammar matters

    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • Grammar matters

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of...
  • Exploring the English language

    How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these...

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    9 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • Exploring the English language

    Exploring the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 9 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What...
  • Improve your understanding of spoken French

    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken French, is aimed at intermediate learners of French with an interest in language and culture...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2018

  • Improve your understanding of spoken French

    Improve your understanding of spoken French
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Jan 2018
    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken French, is aimed at...
  • Caring in hospitals

    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2017

  • Caring in hospitals

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    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in...
  • Starting with law: An overview of the law

    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them?...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2018

  • Starting with law: An overview of the law

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Feb 2018
    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of...
  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the...
  • Energy resources: Solar energy

    Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that...

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Energy resources: Solar energy

    Energy resources: Solar energy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free...
  • John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

    This free course, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster's Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. It...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
    This free course, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, concentrates on Acts 1 and 2...
  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2018

  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Summarising text

    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Summarising text

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    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise....
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