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Small Business Saturday and The Open University Business School

Small Business Saturday and The Open University Business School Creative commons image Government of Alberta under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Dec 2015
The annual celebration of the businesses which power the economy takes place each December - and the OUBS is proud to support the event.

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Learning to Learn

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Introductory level Duration 80 hours Updated 13 Oct 2016
Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free course, Learning to learn, is a friendly starting point...

Succeed in the workplace

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Succeed in the workplace Copyrighted image Copyright: 4maksym/iStockphoto
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

Maths for science and technology

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Maths for science and technology Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Youre about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering whether your level of maths is going to be enough to get you through....

Extending and developing your thinking skills

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Extending and developing your thinking skills Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Jun 2016
Diagrams, mind-maps, tables, graphs, time lines, flow charts, sequence diagrams, decision trees: all can be used to organise thought. This free...

Revision and examinations

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Revision and examinations Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This free course, Revision and examinations,...

Safari - skills accessing, finding and reviewing information

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Safari - skills accessing, finding and reviewing information Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
We constantly need to find and use information, not only in the academic world but also in the course of our everyday lives and work. This free...

Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward

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Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward Copyrighted image Copyright: © Warchi/iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
This free course, Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward, gives you an opportunity to review what you have learned, and allow...

Key skill assessment unit: Information technology

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Key skill assessment unit: Information technology Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the...

Neighbourhood nature

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Neighbourhood nature Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 Mar 2016
There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the...

Learning to learn: You and your learning

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Learning to learn: You and your learning Copyrighted image Copyright: Unit 2: © Anton Seleznev/iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
In this free course, Learning to learn: You and your learning, the focus is on the perspective that you have on your own learning. However, as you...

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Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Enhancing your healthcare practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 10 Aug 2017
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

Foundations for effective practice in youth justice

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Foundations for effective practice in youth justice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights that make up the foundations of effective practice in the field of youth justice.

Environmental management 2

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Environmental management 2 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module further develops your environmental management and systems thinking skills, reviewing and investigating complex situations, and...

MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

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MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level project course in medicinal chemistry, developing essential skills...

Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction

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Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Develop your understanding of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and social learning in order to extend your skills of project, programme...

Earth science

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Earth science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of geology, which includes basic aspects of Earth science and geological field and practical...

Environmental monitoring and protection

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Environmental monitoring and protection Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
This online module equips you with the skills necessary to undertake environmental assessment work, interpret the results and suggest appropriate...

Change, strategy and projects at work

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Change, strategy and projects at work Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module will improve your understanding of the origins, nature and consequences of change and equip you with the knowledge, skills and...