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World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day Copyrighted image Credit: Jakezc | Dreamstime.com
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 Credit: Catherine Pain
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 Credit: 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...

Does longevity have a role in clothing?

Does longevity have a role in clothing? Creative commons image Credit: Stephen Burch under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2013
Making clothes overseas needn't be a bad thing - providing the items aren't throwaway.

The Bill Gates of Africa

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The Bill Gates of Africa Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 21 Feb 2013
Herman Chinery-Hesse, co-founder of the Ghanian software company theSOFTtribe, discusses software development in Africa.

Mobile Africa

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Mobile Africa Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 13 Feb 2013
Michael Joseph, Managing Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone, discusses how mobile phone technology is contributing to major developments in...

Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing?

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Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing? Creative commons image Credit: Photo by Hugh Venables / CC BY-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Pioneering environmentalist Chris Baines discusses the value of brownfield sites for wildlife

Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

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Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 03 Feb 2012
Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the second half of his career, also a prominent public figure known...

Evan Davis: Reflections on the British Economy

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Evan Davis: Reflections on the British Economy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 11 Nov 2011
An overview of the British economy - and the risks and opportunities for the future - from Evan Davis.

Thinking Allowed - Human capabilities

Thinking Allowed - Human capabilities Creative commons image Credit: broken thoughts under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2011
In the last of the current run of co-productions, Thinking Allowed hears of a different way of measuring a nation's progress.

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The making of individual differences

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The making of individual differences Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Oct 2012
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between...

Early development

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Early development Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of...

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Top-up BA Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 700 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Working with Young People

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Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Retail Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Combined Professional Studies

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Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible qualification, enabling you to develop lifelong learning skills...

Foundation Degree in Engineering

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Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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...