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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,...

English: skills for learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 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...

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....

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...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
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 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...

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...

Succeed in the workplace

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
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...

An introduction to information security

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Advanced level Duration 55 hours Updated 13 Jul 2015
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

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...

Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

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...

Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
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?...

Factors that influence health: An introduction

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's behaviour - their decisions to smoke, drink, over-eat and so on - with...

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...

Succeeding in a digital world

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Succeeding in a digital world
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jun 2016
This free digital literacy course, Succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

Teaching assistants: support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This free course, Teaching assistants: support in action, looks at how the role has...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
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...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 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...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance...

Retail marketing

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing...

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...

Making decisions

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand...