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No longer about charity: Women's cricket enters the professional era

No longer about charity: Women's cricket enters the professional era Copyrighted image Credit: ECB
Updated 21 Feb 2014
As England retains the ashes, and women players finally get professional status, Kath Woodward welcomes a leap forward.

Winners and losers: Against the odds?

Winners and losers: Against the odds? Creative commons image Credit:  黒忍者 under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2008
Women's cricket goes professional but public attitudes to women's sport are still riddled with discrimination.

The changing face of the teaching profession

The changing face of the teaching profession Copyrighted image Credit: Guno1 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 May 2004
Despite there seeming to be more pressure on teachers than ever before, it's not all bad. Ian Eyres and Roger Hancock look at the improvements in...

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International Management

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International Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so...

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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
If you’re thinking about teacher training but would find a traditional full-time course difficult or impossible, the Open University’s Professional...

Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services

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Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
This certificate course is designed to give professional recognition to employees working in public service delivery. Developed in partnership with...

Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice)

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Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
This qualification is for you if you work in the area of youth justice. It will deepen your knowledge and critical understanding of the youth...

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 06 Jul 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 06 Jul 2015
If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, the Professional Certificate in Management is for...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

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Professional Graduate Diploma in Education Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
If you’re thinking about teacher training but would find a traditional full-time course difficult, the Open University’s Professional Graduate...

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 06 Jul 2015
The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible qualification, enabling you to develop lifelong learning skills...

Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

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Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
This Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering brings together qualifications offered by The Welding Institute (TWI) –...

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible qualification, enabling you to develop lifelong learning...