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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 Copyright: 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  黒忍者 under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
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 Copyright: 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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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
If you’re thinking about teacher training but would find a traditional full-time course difficult or impossible, the Open University’s Professional...

Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice)

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Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 600 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Dec 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 09 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
If you’re thinking about teacher training but would find a traditional full-time course difficult, the Open University’s Professional Graduate...

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible qualification, enabling you to develop lifelong learning...

Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

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Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible qualification, enabling you to develop lifelong learning skills...

The human resource professional

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The human resource professional Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016 Register by 19 Oct 2017
This course provides an introduction to the various requirements of a human resource professional in an organisation. 

Managing 1: organisations and people

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Managing 1: organisations and people Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016 Register by 09 Mar 2017
The first of three practice-focused courses leading to the Professional Certificate in Management. Investigates organisational behaviour and human...