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Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
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 23 Jun 2015
This course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills...

Forensic psychology

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 May 2015
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Jun 2015
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Jun 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

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...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Apr 2015
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, will introduce you to learning Latin. You...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free course, An introduction to music theory, will...

Succeed with learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Succeed with learning is an informal, introductory course for people who want to feel more confident about their learning skills. This course...

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment...

Managing my money

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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....

Spanish: espacios públicos

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos,...

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...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Succeed with maths – Part 2 Copyrighted image Credit: Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Following on from Succeed with maths – Part 1 this course will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples....

Taking your first steps into higher education

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this badged course is for you. ...

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...

Can renewable energy power the world?

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Can renewable energy power the world? Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks we’ll cover the physical principles...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

Parliament and the law

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Jun 2011
How are rules made and who can influence this procedure? This unit will introduce you to the rule-making processes in of the UK Houses of...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 May 2015
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

Retail marketing

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Retail marketing Copyrighted image Credit: Cover: Adapted for OpenLearn. © Turbosquid.Copyright 1996–2011 The 3dstudio.comTM, Inc. All rights reserved.
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Jul 2013
This unit explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing and consumers, the basics...

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...