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Accessibility and inclusion in digital health free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Accessibility and inclusion in digital health

In this free course, Accessibility and inclusion in digital health, you will consider some of the ways that people can access digital health in the UK and how they are able to take more control over their physical and mental health.

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4 hrs
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Social media and networks in health and social care free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Social media and networks in health and social care

The focus of this free course, Social media and networks in health and social care, will be on the concept of internet safety and the possible advantages and disadvantages the internet offers in terms of health and social care. It will also explore the ethical and professional issues associated with online social networks when working in health ...

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4 hrs
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Innovation in health and social care practice free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Innovation in health and social care practice

This free course, Innovation in health and social care practice, focuses on how digital technology and innovation changes the expectations and job roles for health and social care practitioners. You will learn about what these expectations might be on practitioners and also about common responses and criticisms that may arise from transforming ...

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4 hrs
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Digital innovation in social care and social work free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Digital innovation in social care and social work

This free course, Digital innovation in social care and social work, explores how digital technology has made a difference, both to the social care sector and people living in their own communities. You will also learn about how incorporating technology in the home and in community settings has a range of benefits to people's wellbeing and ...

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4 hrs
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Innovation in health and social care: social and historical free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Innovation in health and social care: social and historical

This free course, Innovation in health and social care: social and historical, focuses on digital technologies and innovations in health and social care and explores the types of innovations that are available and the impact this has on the individuals using them. You will also gain an insight into the potential advantages and disadvantages of ...

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4 hrs
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Companies and financial accounting free course icon Level

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. ...

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6 hrs
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Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing free course icon Level 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; ...

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24 hrs
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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world free course icon Level Badge icon

Education & Development

Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing ...

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24 hrs
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Internships and other work experiences free course icon Level 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,...

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24 hrs
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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.

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8 hrs
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Caring for adults free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Caring for adults

Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either paid or unpaid. It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer. It also supports your own well-being by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress.

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15 hrs
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Gofalu am oedolion free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Gofalu am oedolion

Mae gofalu am oedolion yn gwrs rhagarweiniol i unrhyw un sydd â rôl ofalgar, naill ai'n daladwy neu'n ddi-dāl. Mae'n adeiladu ar yr hyn yr ydych eisoes yn ei wybod i roi gwell dealltwriaeth i chi o'ch rôl fel gofalwr. Mae hefyd yn cefnogi'ch lles eich hun trwy roi syniadau a gwybodaeth i chi am ofalu amdanoch eich hun a delio â straen.

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15 hrs