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Education & Development 

English: skills for learning

Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success.

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24 hrs
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Money & Business 

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting, explains the fundamental rules of double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

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8 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs
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Education & Development 

Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth

In this free course, Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth, you will build on your understanding of how to evaluate research by thinking about a fundamental part of the research process: research perspectives and approaches. Some of the different ways of researching situations that can ----- when working in education and working with children and young people will be examined. You will explore distinct and influential ways in which people think about and study the complexities around working with children and young people, the practices involved in learning and teaching and the structures that support and impact on them. You will become familiar with the different theoretical tools used in research, which will enable you to begin to interrogate research literature and the research process itself. 

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10 hrs
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Education & Development 

Take control of your career

Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs are available in your chosen sector or other sectors and areas? Find out how Labour Market Information (LMI) can help you plan your career and personal goals. 

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Education & Development 

Essential skills for OU study

Feeling prepared for your module? Our short collection of free courses covers the essential skills to get the most from your studies.

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