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How to use a musical score

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How to use a musical score Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 13 Jul 2015
Do you know how music is written down? How do musicians use scores in their work? Catherine Tackley and Naomi Barker, of the Open University,...

Creativity at Work

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Creativity at Work Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there...

Looking through the glass floor

Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Mar 2012
John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit the news, he writes about how...

The Bottom Line - Cars and money

The Bottom Line - Cars and money Creative commons image jon's pics under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2012
Evan Davis and guests consider the problems of making cars, and the problem of how much money certain people make.

Learning at Work Day 2011

Learning at Work Day 2011 Copyrighted image Copyright: Adult Learners Week
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2011
Learning at Work Day is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning (CfL) as part of Adult Learners' Week. Delve into these...

Introducing Richard Sennett

Introducing Richard Sennett Creative commons image Ars Electronica under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Apr 2011
The polymath Richard Sennett offers new ways of thinking about how society produces, consumes and the way we work now.

OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit

OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit Creative commons image thecareersgroup under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2011
If there's a place for us in society into which we fit best, does that mean we have any choice in what we do?

Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing

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Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2010
For some, it's not enough to have time off, you have to be seen doing nothing.

Susy Wandera's story

Susy Wandera's story Creative commons image Community / CC BY-SA 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2009
Explore the personal side of climate change with Susy Wandera's diary entry.

Evan Davis on... jobs for life

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Evan Davis on... jobs for life Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2009
Sometimes, a new face can be just as useful to an employer as an old hand, says Evan Davis, presenter of The Bottom Line. The tricky part is to get...

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Contemporary Wales

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Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Remaking the relations of work and welfare

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Remaking the relations of work and welfare Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 24 Feb 2016
How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the...

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BA (Honours) Youth Work

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BA (Honours) Youth Work Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 May 2016
There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference to the lives of young people. This degree will help you develop...

BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 May 2016
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 4800 hours Updated 02 May 2016
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 May 2016
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Enhancing your healthcare practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 May 2016 Register by 11 Aug 2016
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

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 02 May 2016 Register by 30 Sep 2016
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 02 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module will improve your understanding of the origins, nature and consequences of change and equip you with the knowledge, skills and...

Foundations for social work practice

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Foundations for social work practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 May 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
This course for Social Work students in Wales develops the foundation knowledge and skills of social work – emphasising needs assessment, and...