OpenLearn Champions is an exciting new Open University in Wales advocacy programme in partnership with Reaching Wider, a long-term, Welsh Government, Wales-wide collaboration to break down barriers to learning and help widen access to higher education and higher-level skills.
Our OpenLearn Champions help to inspire a love of learning and support adults across Wales to develop skills, raise their confidence and explore what OpenLearn and OpenLearn Wales has to offer...well over 1,000 free courses!
On OpenLearn you can find a range of courses aimed at improving employability skills, as well as science and technology engineering, essential skills in maths and English and much more. Many of these courses offer learners the chance to gain a digital badge on completion of the course, which can be shared as evidence of achievement.
We've pulled together some of our top courses and content across a range of subjects, written by our academic experts. Take a look at the boxes below for some inspiration, we've got your learning toolkit covered with our free courses and articles.
Take a look at the boxes below for some inspiration. We've got your learning toolkit covered with our free courses and articles.
Mae Hyrwyddwyr OpenLearn yn rhaglen eiriolaeth gyffrous a newydd gan y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, mewn partneriaeth ag Ymgyrraedd yn Ehangach, cydweithrediad hirdymor ar draws Cymru gyfan gan Lywodraeth Cymru i gael gwared ar rwystrau i ddysgu a helpu i ehangu mynediad at addysg uwch a sgiliau lefel uwch.
Mae ein Hyrwyddwyr OpenLearn yn helpu i ysbrydoli cariad at ddysgu, ac yn cefnogi oedolion ledled Cymru i ddatblygu sgiliau, magu hyder ac archwilio beth sydd gan OpenLearn ac OpenLearn Cymru i'w gynnig...dros 1,000 o gyrsiau am ddim!
Ar OpenLearn, gallwch ddod o hyd i ystod o gyrsiau wedi'u hanelu at wella sgiliau cyflogadwyedd, yn ogystal â gwyddoniaeth a pheirianneg technoleg, sgiliau hanfodol mewn mathemateg a Saesneg a llawer mwy. Mae nifer o'r cyrsiau hyn yn rhoi cyfle i ddysgwyr ennill bathodyn digidol ar ôl cwblhau eu cwrs, y gellir ei ddefnyddio fel tystiolaeth o lwyddiant.
Rydym wedi dod â rhai o'n prif gyrsiau a chynnwys mewn amrywiaeth o bynciau ynghyd, sydd wedi'u hysgrifennu gan ein harbenigwyr academaidd. Edrychwch ar y blychau isod am ysbrydoliaeth, rydym eisoes wedi paratoi eich cit offer dysgu gyda'n cyrsiau ac erthyglau am ddim.
Edrychwch ar y blychau isod am ysbrydoliaeth. Rydym eisoes wedi paratoi eich cit offer dysgu gyda'n cyrsiau ac erthyglau am ddim.
Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains how to use the Windows calculator to carry out basic operations and calculate percentages. You will then learn how to use charts and tables to represent and interpret information.Learn more ❯Presenting information
This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.Learn more ❯Attachment in the early years
Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.Learn more ❯Human rights and law
What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free course is for you. Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university. This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study. You will be looking at three main areas: arts and humanities; the social sciences; and maths, technology and science.Learn more ❯Taking your first steps into higher education
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 with information overload. The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout, whether consuming or creating information. You'll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to real-life scenarios, using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress.Learn more ❯Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
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 development?' and 'How do psychologists study the physical and cognitive changes that occur during childhood?' As you work through this material, you will also gain a deeper understanding concerning how psychologists work with young children across a range of applied settings through activities and audio-visual materials.Learn more ❯Introduction to child psychology
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.Learn more ❯What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.Learn more ❯Basic science: understanding experiments
This free course, Learning and practice: Agency and identities, introduces you to a sociocultural approach to understanding and analysing learning in educational institutions, the home and the workplace.Learn more ❯Learning and practice: Agency and identities
Diagrams, mind-maps, tables, graphs, time lines, flow charts, sequence diagrams, decision trees: all can be used to organise thought. This free course, Extending and developing your thinking skills, will introduce you to a variety of thinking skills. Asking and answering questions is at the heart of high-quality thinking. Questions naturally arise from the desire to know and learn about things and may be the starting point for a journey of understanding.Learn more ❯Extending and developing your thinking skills
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 free course, An introduction to social work in Wales, 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.Learn more ❯An introduction to social work in Wales
In this free course, Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities, we look at the roles that are taken when working with young people. We focus on what those working with young people actually do, starting with some analysis of roles. We show that, in the context of work with young people, the term is more than simply a statement about who does what: it also says something about the kinds of relationships we form with young people and the values we bring to our work. We then move on to discuss roles in relation to the 'bigger picture' of organisations and projects that are concerned with young people.Learn more ❯Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance of interpersonal skills, will help you gain an awareness of your own 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.Learn more ❯The importance of interpersonal skills
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 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. This free course, Starting with psychology, makes a start.Learn more ❯Starting with psychology
Back to school? Perhaps you want to gain some extra knowledge during the evenings or weekends. Check out our FREE courses, interactives and videos to help you continue your studies at home.Read now ❯FREE courses and content for school study
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Additional resources in Welsh
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Er mwyn llwyddo fel rheolwr, mae angen sgiliau rhyngbersonol da arnoch, mae angen i chi ddeall sut i ymdrin â phobl eraill. Bydd yr uned hon yn eich helpu i feithrin ymwybyddiaeth o'ch sgiliau ac i ddeall y gall ymwybyddiaeth o sgiliau rhyngbersonol pobl eraill fod o gymorth mawr i ni wrth ymdrin â'r tasgau gwaith rydym yn gyfrifol amdanynt.Learn more ❯Pwysigrwydd sgiliau rhyngbersonol
Y 'pos mwyaf a phwysicaf' rydym yn ei wynebu fel pobl yw ni ein hunain (Boring, 1950, tud. 56). Mae pobl yn bos - yn bos cymhleth, cynnil ac amlhaenog, a daw'n fwy cymhleth fyth wrth i ni esblygu dros amser a newid o fewn cyd-destunau gwahanol. Wrth ateb y cwestiwn 'Beth sy'n ein gwneud ni yn pwy ydym ni?', mae seicolegwyr yn cyflwyno amrywiaeth o esboniadau pam bod pobl yn teimlo, yn meddwl ac yn ymddwyn fel ag y maent. Pan fydd yn ymddangos bod seicolegwyr yn deall un rhan o 'pwy ydym ni', daw tystiolaeth newydd i ddangos ochr wahanol i'r amlwg! Nid yw'n hawdd nodi'r holl ddylanwadau.Learn more ❯Dechrau gyda seicoleg
Cwrs datblygiad personol ar gyfer gofalwyr yng Nghymru yw hwn. Bydd yn eich helpu i nodi a myfyrio ar eich profiadau, eich diddordebau a'ch sgiliau a'ch dyheadau ar gyfer y dyfodol. Byddwch hefyd yn cael y cyfle i ddatblygu cynllun gweithredu personol i'w roi ar waith ar ôl i'r cwrs ddod i ben. Mae'r cwrs, a ddatblygwyd gan Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru ac Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru, yn cynnwys astudiaethau achos gan ofalwyr go iawn sy'n rhannu eu profiadau a'u myfyrdodau.Learn more ❯Beth amdana i? Cwrs datblygiad personol ar gyfer gofalwyr yng Nghymru
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