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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.

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24 hrs
Personal branding for career success free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Personal branding for career success

This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one. You’ll look in detail at theories and examples of personal branding, and relevant marketing processes and practices. You’ll identify the values, skills, knowledge and expertise that you want to promote to employers, and ...

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24 hrs
Succeed in the workplace free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Succeed in the workplace

Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the workplace, is for you. It will help you explore career opportunities. You will also gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms, and to handle different types of interviews. By the end ...

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24 hrs
Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

Have you ever experienced a sport injury? Have you ever thought there could be a psychological dimension to sport injuries, as well as a physical one? Sport injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants, and while the physical impact of injury is often easy to recognise, the psychological impact is less obvious. In this ...

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24 hrs
Introducing the voluntary sector free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Introducing the voluntary sector

This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how organisations are funded and involve volunteers and other ‘stakeholders’ in their work. It will also provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as ...

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24 hrs
Developing career resilience free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Developing career resilience

Do you sometimes wish you were more resilient when faced with changes at work? Do you have career plans but feel unsure about progressing with them? If you do, then this free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to build your resilience and approach career-related change with greater confidence and motivation.

Free course
24 hrs
Starting with psychology free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & 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 within different contexts. When answering the question 'what makes us who we are?' psychologists put forward a ...

Free course
5 hrs
Business models in strategic management free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Business models in strategic management

In this free course, Business models in strategic management, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of business models as they have developed in strategy literature. In particular, you will explore the emergence of the business model idea, types of business models and how business models can be designed.

Free course
10 hrs
Exploring career mentoring and coaching free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Exploring career mentoring and coaching

This free course, Exploring career mentoring and coaching, will explain what mentors and career coaches do and how a colleague or expert who can ask the right questions, challenge assumptions, and help an individual to find the best solutions for themselves, can make a significant difference in a wide range of situations and contexts.

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24 hrs
Understanding mental capacity free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Understanding mental capacity

This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision making in the UK.

Free course
24 hrs
Introduction to child psychology free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Introduction to child psychology

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to child psychology, you will be introduced to the discipline of child psychology and some of the key questions that guide the understanding of childhood. These questions include 'What influences children's...

Free course
8 hrs
Caring for adults free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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.

Free course
15 hrs