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Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
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 and...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

Organisations and management accounting

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Organisations and management accounting, examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure....

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free course, An introduction to music theory, will...

Getting started on classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin...

Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 04 Jul 2016
This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

English: skills for learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
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 13 Apr 2016
This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property...

Spanish: espacios públicos

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos,...

Introduction to child psychology

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Introduction to child psychology
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this free course, Numbers,...

Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

Am I ready to study in English?

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 09 Jun 2016
In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills...

Succeeding in a digital world

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Succeeding in a digital world
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free digital literacy course, Succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
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...

Fundamentals of accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

Managing and managing people

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Managing and managing people, will introduce you to the world of management. We will be looking at a range of topics, including...

Management: perspective and practice

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice,...

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals Creative commons image © Adam Howarth in Flickr made available under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements....

Forensic psychology

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

Internet of everything

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Internet of everything Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 25 Aug 2016
The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...