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Free Course: Leadership in the public service

Free Course: Leadership in the public service Copyrighted image Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Aug 2016
Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of leadership in the public service? OpenLearn has a range of...

OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free learning from across the day.

What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity,...

OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England Copyrighted image Copyright: © Spotmatik | Dreamstime.com - Doctors Nurse senior Female Patient in Hospital Corridor
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Can patient safety problems be improved by the NHS understanding why and how the error occur instead of blaming the failures on individuals?

OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the...

Are old voting machines a threat to democracy?

Are old voting machines a threat to democracy? Creative commons image Joebeone under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 May 2016
Although e-voting might seem like a modern way of running an election, in the US the current infrastructure is already sliding into obsolesence -...

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Managing virtual project teams

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Managing virtual project teams Copyrighted image Copyright: © Rawpixel/iStockphoto.com
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager...

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

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Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO) Copyrighted image Copyright: © iStock.com / Rawpixel
Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of...

Employment relations and employee engagement

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Employment relations and employee engagement
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Jul 2016
This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line...

Understanding different research perspectives

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Understanding different research perspectives
Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

Discovering development management

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Discovering development management
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 13 Jul 2016
In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing...

Technology, innovation and management

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Technology, innovation and management Copyrighted image Copyright: David Parker / Science Photo Library / Universal Images Group
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

Different types of business

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Different types of business Copyrighted image Copyright: Ant Clausen/Shutterstock.com
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

Introducing a framework for strategy

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Apr 2016
If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will...

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CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League Trust - will...

BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a business degree? The Open University degree in Business Management ...

Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League...

Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to develop the skills required for further study in this area. The...

Professional Certificate in Management

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Professional Certificate in Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 700 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, the Professional Certificate in Management is for...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Foundation Degree in Retail Management

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Foundation Degree in Retail Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to...

Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? And how do these factors impact on a business...