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  • Welsh English Hidden Course

    Welsh English Hidden Course

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    • Learning and practice: Agency and identities

      Learning and practice: Agency and identities

      This unit introduces you to a sociocultural approach to understanding and analysing learning in educational institutions, the home and the workplace.

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      8 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Teaching assistants: Support in action

      Teaching assistants: Support in action

      Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time and particularly in Wales. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to productive teamwork.

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      4 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

      What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

      This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests and skills and your future aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan to take forward beyond the course. Developed by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales, it is embedded with case studies from real carers sharing their experiences and reflections.

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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

      Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

      What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This study unit will introduce you to some concepts and models that will help you work out what you want to do with your business idea and to consider the impact of living in a rural location.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The importance of interpersonal skills

      The importance of interpersonal skills

      To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an awareness of your skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for.

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      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

      Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

      This course explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities.

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      12 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Contemporary Wales

      Contemporary Wales

      This course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society, politics and culture of Wales, providing a wealth of up-to-date evidence that is organised around core social science concepts and theories, to help you make sense of a changing nation.

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      15 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The long road to Welsh devolution

      The long road to Welsh devolution

      Graham Day, formerly Reader in Sociology at Bangor University and author of Making Sense of Wales (2002) reviews the various stages of constitutional change through which powers have been devolved to Wales from the UK government since the 1990s. He notes how the gradual extension of the powers of the Welsh Government, necessary to provide a workable and settled solution, has been accomplished through a remarkable democratic transition. As emphasis moves now from constitutional reform to the tangible benefits of devolved governance in Wales, he also provides an assessment of some of the achievements of the Welsh Government.

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The transformation of work in Wales

      The transformation of work in Wales

      In Wales in recent decades there has been a dramatic transformation of patterns of work and employment. Dr Hugh Mackay delves deeper.

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    • Wales: culture and identity

      Wales: culture and identity

      Wales is a vibrant nation with its own language, musical heritage and strong cultural identity. Here you will find a collection of 6 podcasts exploring these themes.

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      Article

    • An introduction to social work

      An introduction to social work

      This short course will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice.

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      15 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Introduction to social work in Wales

      Introduction to social work in Wales

      Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This course will introduce you to the importance of recognising that social work practice happens in context. In particular, you will learn about what this means for social work in Wales – in the Welsh context.

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

      Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

      In this series of four interviews you will watch a service user, a carer, a social worker and a social work manager talking about their different experiences. The interviews will illustrate the importance of listening to people’s stories, the importance of relationship in social work practice, and the importance of the context in which social work practice takes place. You will consider questions about the interviews, and will reflect on the implications for practice of what the individuals have to say.

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      2 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Starting with psychology

      Starting with psychology

      The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’, up pops some new evidence to show a different side! It is not easy to pin down all the many influences.

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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Introduction to law in Wales

      Introduction to law in Wales

      The study unit gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview of devolution and referendums, the law making powers of the Welsh Assembly and the possible future for legal Wales.

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      8 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales

      Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales

      The course reveals source materials for a number of topics in Welsh history from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. It looks at the way historians do their work by aligning these sources with the writings of major historians of Wales. It allows you to decide whether these writings provide an accurate interpretation of the evidence.

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Welsh history and its sources

      Welsh history and its sources

      This is a free teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that can help you understand Welsh history and the way it is studied.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Histories of Wales

      Histories of Wales

      Histories of Wales is a BBC Radio Wales series about how the past has made the people of Wales who they are today. Here you find further information about each episode.

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    • Story of Wales

      Story of Wales

      Produced alongside the OU and BBC Wales production of The Story of Wales, here you will find further information about each episode.

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      Article

    • Croeso: Beginners' Welsh

      Croeso: Beginners' Welsh

      This unit is taken from Croeso, a beginners’ language course that concentrates on Welsh as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Welsh societies and cultures through printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Welsh. This unit focuses on basic greetings and introductions, numbers and days of the week. By the end of this unit you will have gained confidence in communicating in Welsh, and you will be able to understand language used by speakers from different areas of Wales. You will develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Welsh.

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      4 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Refresh your study skills

      Refresh your study skills

      Here you will finds a link to a variety of courses on The Open University’s OpenLearn website that can help you develop skills if you are new to or returning to learning. There are 40 courses ranging from skills to improve essay writing, to IT and digital skills and preparing to study in English.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The importance of interpersonal skills

      The importance of interpersonal skills

      To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an awareness of your skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for.

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      Free course

      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

      Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

      This course explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities.

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      Free course

      12 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

      What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

      This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests, skills and your future aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan to take forward beyond the course. Developed by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales, it is embedded with case studies from real carers sharing their experiences and reflections.

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      Free course

      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

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