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  • Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

    Welcome to the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) portal. The SPN consists of a number of partners, including The...

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  • Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

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    Welcome to the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) portal. The SPN consists of a number of partners, including The Open University, who champions...
  • Taking part in the voluntary sector

    This course is for people who are interested in being involved or progressing in the voluntary sector.

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  • Taking part in the voluntary sector

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    This course is for people who are interested in being involved or progressing in the voluntary sector.
  • Planning a better future

    This course is for anyone considering changing jobs, wishing to move up the ladder or return to work after a...

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  • Planning a better future

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    This course is for anyone considering changing jobs, wishing to move up the ladder or return to work after a break. 
  • Starting your small business

    This course is suitable for anyone who has set up a business recently or who is thinking about setting up a...

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  • Starting your small business

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    This course is suitable for anyone who has set up a business recently or who is thinking about setting up a small new business, or becoming self...
  • Caring for adults

    This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a...

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  • Caring for adults

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    This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.
  • Introducing practical healthcare

    This course will help you develop your knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of healthcare practice.

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  • Introducing practical healthcare

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    This course will help you develop your knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of healthcare practice.
  • Supporting children's development

    This course will help you develop a deeper understanding of children's development from the ages of 0-17 years.

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  • Supporting children's development

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    This course will help you develop a deeper understanding of children's development from the ages of 0-17 years.
  • Free course: Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Image | Dreamstime.com

    Free course: Childhood in the digital age

    Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it...

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  • Free course: Childhood in the digital age

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    Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it further by exploring learning, digital...
  • Key skills assessment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Andy Hendry

    Key skills assessment

    Find out how to assess your own skillset in this range of free courses.

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  • Key skills assessment

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    Find out how to assess your own skillset in this range of free courses.
  • Education in Northern Ireland: segregation, division and sectarianism? Creative commons image Icon lightruth under CC-BY-NC under Creative-Commons license
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    03 Jul 2013

  • Education in Northern Ireland: segregation, division and sectarianism?

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    Education in Northern Ireland: segregation, division and sectarianism? Creative commons image Icon lightruth under CC-BY-NC under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Jul 2013
    Is education in Northern Ireland a vehicle for social cohesion or for perpetuating community divisions?

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  • Making sense of art history

    You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking around you. It's likely that wherever you are you'll be able to see...

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    You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the...

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    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: food and...

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • Microbes – friend or foe?

    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to...

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play...
  • Dance skills

    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way,...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Oct 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
  • Attachment in the early years

    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Oct 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Exercise and mental health

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
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