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London inside out

London inside out Creative commons image Annie Mole under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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

Transition Town Totnes Copyright free image Copyright free: transitiontowntotnes.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2014
Bringing people together to build a future beyond oil.

Project COBRA: community-owned solutions

Project COBRA: community-owned solutions Copyrighted image Copyright: Project Cobra
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2013
Local communities have the capacity to identify their own "best practices" and share them with others.

Your Street Challenge

Your Street Challenge Copyrighted image Copyright: Your Street Challenge
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2013
An ongoing series of competitions aimed at transforming urban spaces through creative thought, one street at time.

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Campaigns and organisations

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Campaigns and organisations Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 14 Jan 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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History as commemoration Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 11 Dec 2015
Commemoration remembering and marking your past makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as...

Introducing public health

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 28 Aug 2014
This free course, Introducing public health, introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of...

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 11 Dec 2013
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...

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 12 Oct 2012
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...

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 08 Feb 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 08 Feb 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 08 Feb 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 08 Feb 2016 Register by 07 Jan 2016
Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals,...