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English: skills for learning free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

English: skills for learning

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

Free course
24 hrs
Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Languages

Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America

In this free course you will embark on a journey off the beaten track, to see the natural wonders of Latin America and some of its people. Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America invites you to discover how people in South and Central America have adapted to the different environments which have created the conditions in which ...

Free course
8 hrs
Icarus: entering the world of myth free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

History & The Arts

Icarus: entering the world of myth

This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re-tellings in later periods. You will begin by examining how the Icarus story connects with a number of other ancient myths, such as that of Theseus and the Minotaur. You will then be guided through an...

Free course
3 hrs
Dysgu ac arfer: gweithrediad a hunaniaethau free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Dysgu ac arfer: gweithrediad a hunaniaethau

Mae'r uned hon yn eich cyflwyno i ddull cymdeithasol-ddiwylliannol o ddeall a dadansoddi'r hyn y byddwch yn ei ddysgu mewn sefydliadau addysgol, gartref ac yn y gweithle.

Free course
8 hrs
Metals in medicine free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Metals in medicine

This free course, Metals in medicine, focuses on the use of metals and their compounds in the production of images of internal structures in our bodies and on the role of metal-containing compounds as drugs in the treatment of disease.

Free course
12 hrs
Managing my money free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Managing my money

This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

Free course
24 hrs
Intermediate German: The world of work free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Languages

Intermediate German: The world of work

This free course, Intermediate German: The world of work, concentrates on developing cultural knowledge and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations.

Free course
8 hrs
An introduction to crime and criminology free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Society, Politics & Law

An introduction to crime and criminology

The course goes on to consider how social scientists and criminologists, in particular, study and seek to understand problems of crime. The course invites you to develop what can be called your 'criminological imagination'. This, in part, involves viewing criminological issues or problems from multiple perspectives but also encourages you ...

Free course
6 hrs
An introduction to geology free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to geology

In this free course, An introduction to geology, you will explore basic geological processes, focusing on how, where and why different rocks and natural resources form across the Earth.

Free course
12 hrs
Working in diverse teams free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Working in diverse teams

This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in them. It will increase your confidence in marketing this key skill to employers as well improve your ability to perform well in teams you are currently part of.

Free course
24 hrs
Art and life in ancient Egypt free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Art and life in ancient Egypt

Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife, and the world in which he lived. Nebamun worked in the temple of Amun at Karnak during the reign of Amenhotep III (c. 1390-1352 BC). Amenhotep was one of the most important kings of the 18th Dynasty, ...

Free course
30 hrs
Childhood in the digital age free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Childhood in the digital age

This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.

Free course
12 hrs