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English: skills for learning

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English: skills for learning Copyrighted image Credit: © PepitolPhotos/Istockphoto.com
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...

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...

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.

An introduction to music theory

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An introduction to music theory Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introduction to cyber security
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...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 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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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation
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,...

Managing my money

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Managing my money
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.

Starting with psychology

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Starting with psychology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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 information security

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An introduction to information security Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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,...

Essay and report writing skills

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Essay and report writing skills Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Succeed in the workplace

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Succeed in the workplace Copyrighted image Credit: 4maksym/iStockphoto
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

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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Getting started on Classical Latin Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Network security

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Network security Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

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 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....

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...

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...

An introduction to social work

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An introduction to social work Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice?...

Using a scientific calculator

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Using a scientific calculator Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Beginners’ French: food and drink

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Beginners’ French: food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Ian Shaw/Alamy.
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: food and...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this free course, Numbers,...

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....

Getting started with SPSS

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Getting started with SPSS Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy Updated content
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 27 Jul 2015
This free course, Beginners’ Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...