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A freelance career in the creative arts free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

History & The Arts

A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

Free course
24 hrs
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

Do you have a professional or personal interest in the mental health issues affecting young children? Are you working with children or are you a parent or carer? This free course, Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing, is designed to give insight into the factors that are contributing to our youngest citizens’ poor mental health; ...

Free course
24 hrs
Introduction to adolescent mental health free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Introduction to adolescent mental health

This free course provides an introduction to adolescent mental health. The course is designed to encourage a greater understanding of mental health issues as well as to explore the variety of strategies that can be employed to support young people.

Free course
24 hrs
Understanding organisational value free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Understanding organisational value

All organisations must find new ways that benefit both their stakeholders and society. This means constantly improving their processes, goods and services. In the 21st century, new ideals of collaboration, inclusion, and equality are challenging more narrow market-based notions. This free course, Understanding organisational value, will explore ...

Free course
7 hrs
Companies and financial accounting free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Companies and financial accounting

This free course, Companies and financial accounting, introduces you to the legal characteristics of limited companies and how limited companies raise finance through ordinary shares and loan capital. It also introduces the interests of company stakeholders, and looks at three different perspectives on companies and their role in society. ...

Free course
6 hrs
Contemporary issues in managing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Contemporary issues in managing

This free online course, Contemporary issues in managing, introduces three contemporary approaches (managing through organisational culture, managing through internal marketing, and managing through collective leadership). These approaches require you to think critically and challenge ideas and received wisdom.

Free course
8 hrs
Lottery of birth free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Lottery of birth

This free course, Lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will examine the inequalities of birth, particularly being born rich or poor and being born female or male.

Free course
12 hrs
The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport

The athlete’s journey through sport can be characterised by several transitions and periods of change. This course is designed to help you understand that journey, whether in reference to a professional or recreational athlete, and the nature of support they may need at different times. The course also provides practical guidance, whether ...

Free course
24 hrs
Internships and other work experiences free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Internships and other work experiences

In this free course, Internships and other work experiences, you’ll begin by learning more about what an internship is and how it might differ from other forms of work experience. You’ll find out what you can gain personally and professionally, and consider the practicalities of obtaining work experience, from how to choose what’s right for you,...

Free course
24 hrs
Understanding your customers free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Understanding your customers

This free course, Understanding your customers, is a short introduction to understanding customers. The course underlines the relevance of understanding customers as individuals, members of society and members of organisations. It clarifies some key marketing concepts and terminology and highlights some differences between consumer and ...

Free course
8 hrs
Organisations and the financial system free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Organisations and the financial system

Learn about the main types of financial resources available to organisations, how these funds can be used to start up a new business or sustain day-to-day operations, as well as develop long-term expansion plans.

Free course
8 hrs
Understanding research with children and young people free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Understanding research with children and young people

The course covers why it is important to include children and young people in research about their lives. It explores what it means to carry out research with children and young people. The course gives an insight into the fundamental rights of children and young people contained in the UNCRC, it provides a framework which can underpin all ...

Free course
16 hrs