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Free courses for teachers and student teachers

Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock Updated content
Updated 22 Jun 2016
The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher education, teacher...

Assessing children's abilities

Assessing children's abilities Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Jun 2007
How do psychologists use standardised tests when working with children?

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Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Istockphoto.com
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...

Changes in Science Education

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
Providing an overview of current issues in UK science education, Changes in Science Education is a free course that examines what type of science...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
If you’re already employed in a healthcare setting, the Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences will help you develop the essential...

Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of paramedic support settings, such as emergency response units. It...

Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of paramedic support settings, such as emergency response units....

Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and opportunities in later life – and the adults who work with them are...

Foundation Degree in Early Years

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Foundation Degree in Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and opportunities in later life – and the adults who work with them are...

Environmental monitoring and protection

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Environmental monitoring and protection Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 30 Sep 2016
This online module equips you with the skills necessary to undertake environmental assessment work, interpret the results and suggest appropriate...

Foundations for social work practice

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Foundations for social work practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
This course for Social Work students in Wales develops the foundation knowledge and skills of social work – emphasising needs assessment, and...

Foundations for social work practice

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Foundations for social work practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Develop the foundation knowledge and skills of social work, with particular emphasis on key roles: Prepare for assessment of need; and Support...

Structural integrity: designing against failure

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Structural integrity: designing against failure Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This engineering module covers design and assessment of components and structures under load – exploring stress analysis, materials behaviour, and...