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The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983

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The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983 Copyrighted image Copyright: Open University
Updated 05 Apr 2016
Father James McDyer discusses the dilemma of the Glencolmcille holiday village between development, language and culture and the threat of...

Childhood in the Digital Age

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Childhood in the Digital Age Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Jun 2015
When it comes to technology are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are social media changing the way that children form relationships? How is...

World Toilet Day

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2014
Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper...

Would you buy a secondhand MINT from this economist?

Would you buy a secondhand MINT from this economist? Creative commons image Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license
Updated 21 Jan 2014
Predicting which nations will take off in the 21st century can be a random process. Alan Shipman explains.

Design Behind the Bike

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Design Behind the Bike Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 05 Nov 2013
The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on cycling and explores how the development in technology has...

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The making of individual differences

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual differences, looks at how genes and the environment interact making each...

Seeing institutions in different ways

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

Early development

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
This free course, Early development, looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that...

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 03 May 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 03 May 2016
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...

Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

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Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 03 May 2016
If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop your practice and professional skills, this certificate could be...

Professional Certificate in Management

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Professional Certificate in Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 700 hours Updated 03 May 2016
If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, the Professional Certificate in Management is for...

Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering

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Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 03 May 2016
Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in every aspect of our working and personal lives – from electricity...

Foundation Degree in Engineering

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Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 03 May 2016
Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in every aspect of our working and personal lives – from electricity...

Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject

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Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Duration 2400 hours Updated 03 May 2016
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can give you an...

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 03 May 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...

Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

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Foundation Degree in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 03 May 2016
If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation Degree in Working with Young People will enhance your skills and...

BA (Honours) Youth Work

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BA (Honours) Youth Work Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 03 May 2016
There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference to the lives of young people. This degree will help you develop...