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Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Feb 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...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 09 Mar 2015
This free course Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and...

English: skills for learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Feb 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...

Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Feb 2015
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 12 Feb 2015
[BETA] Following on from Succeed with maths – Part 1 this course will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Energy resources: Nuclear energy

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Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 02 Jun 2011
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Taking your first steps into higher education

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Mar 2015
[BETA] What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this badged course is for you. ...

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...

Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 22 Jun 2011
What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This unit will help you to...

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 with SPSS

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially...