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Do Something Great

Do Something Great Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Updated 21 Mar 2016
As part of the BBC's Do Something Great season, we've compiled a range of resources to help you give back in the community and explore volunteering.

London inside out

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
On the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, we look back at unity in London after the terror attacks. There's also a podcast on building the...

Behind the fence: The side of Glasgow games you’re not meant to see

Behind the fence: The side of Glasgow games you’re not meant to see Copyrighted image Copyright: Hilary Mooney
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2014
The positive hype around the Commonwealth Games may give you the impression it’s all smiles and success in Glasgow at present, but are the social...

GoodGym

GoodGym Copyrighted image Copyright: goodgym.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2014
Do good, get fit.

Transition Town Totnes

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2014
Bringing people together to build a future beyond oil.

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Apr 2016
What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care, you will...

Introducing public health

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
This free course, Introducing public health, introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of...

Campaigns and organisations

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Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover,...

History as commemoration

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
Commemoration remembering and marking your past makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as...

Religion today: Themes and issues

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Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 19 Jan 2016
There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...

Welfare, crime and society

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Welfare, crime and society Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries...

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Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2016
This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living and working in Scotland and have recent experience of working with...

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2016
Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused – requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality...

BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

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BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2016
What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If anti-social behaviour is associated with family and community...

An introduction to health and social care

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An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals,...