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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.

Newsworthy Lawyers

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Newsworthy Lawyers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
Historically judges and lawyers didn’t do interviews, give press conferences or be subject to journalistic scrutiny. Nowadays it is considered a...

TESSA: Being a Professional

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TESSA: Being a Professional Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Dec 2008
Teachers are the largest professionally trained group in the world numbering over 59 million. But what does being a professional mean for teachers?...

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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Collaboration in the classroom

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Masters level Duration 20 mins Updated 12 Mar 2013
What teaching methods can be used to improve a school’s performance? What are the benefits of collaborating within an educational institution?...

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...

Science Communication and Public Engagement

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Science Communication and Public Engagement Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Masters level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
The adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of The Worlds’ in 1938 showed the power of radio to capture listeners’ imagination through science...

Integrated health, safety and environmental management

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Integrated health, safety and environmental management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
Just how dangerous is the everyday workplace? What can be done to mitigate risks and avoid hazards? And what trade-offs have to be made between the...

Introducing professional practice

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Introducing professional practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Apr 2010
This series of tracks looks at several aspects of health work including child protection services, hospitals and mental health providers with an...

Exploring the science of climate

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Exploring the science of climate Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Aug 2009
The idea that human activities could influence global climate first emerged more than a hundred years ago, when the Swedish scientist Arrhenius...

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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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 700 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Primary Teaching and Learning

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Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a teaching...

Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

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Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
This Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering brings together qualifications offered by The Welding Institute (TWI) –...