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Simone de Beauvoir and the feminist revolution free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Simone de Beauvoir and the feminist revolution

In this free course you will study the ideas of philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986). In doing so you will also briefly study the philosophy of Beauvoir’s lifelong partner, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The type of philosophy that links them is called ‘existentialism’. Beauvoir and Sartre are the foremost philosophers of French ...

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4 hrs
Innovation in health and social care practice free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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
Getting started with Chinese 2 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Chinese 2

Have you always wanted to speak Mandarin Chinese? Have you even started learning a few basic words and expressions? If so, this course will give you more essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of online activities. A perfect online short course to develop further the skills needed to speak and understand simple ...

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8 hrs
Getting started with Chinese 3 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Chinese 3

Have you previously learned some basic Mandarin Chinese and now want to go a step further? This third introductory course in the Getting started with Chinese series will help you consolidate your language skills and provide you with some essential vocabulary and expressions to improve your Mandarin Chinese in everyday situations. You will ...

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8 hrs
Youth justice in the UK: children, young people and crime free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Youth justice in the UK: children, young people and crime

This free course will introduce you to the many ways of working with children in trouble with the law. You will learn about the emergence of the youth justice system in England and Wales and how it has changed over the years. A comparative approach provides opportunities to learn about the approaches taken in Northern Ireland and Scotland. ...

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24 hrs
Ewch â’ch addysgu ar-lein free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Ewch â’ch addysgu ar-lein

Mae dysgu ar-lein wedi datblygu’n gyflym ac fe’i gwelir bellach ym mhob maes addysg, o ysgolion i hyfforddi sgiliau. Mae mwy o bobl nag erioed yn dysgu trwy gyrsiau ar-lein. Hyd yn oed pan addysgir ‘wyneb yn wyneb’ yn bennaf, mae adnoddau a rhyngweithio ar-lein wedi dod yn rhan allweddol o’r profiad dysgu.

Free course
24 hrs
Companies and financial accounting free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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. ...

Free course
6 hrs
Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course

Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course, provides a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and how words are formed. You will hear short conversations where people greet each other and introduce ...

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4 hrs
Getting started with Chinese 1 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Chinese 1

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese? Are you fascinated by the sound, the script and its ancient civilisation? If so, this introduction will get you started on the essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Chinese through a variety of online activities. A perfect introduction for absolute ...

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8 hrs
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing free course icon level 1: introductory icon 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
Addysg gynhwysol: deall yr hyn a olygwn (Cymru) free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Addysg gynhwysol: deall yr hyn a olygwn (Cymru)

Ni waeth pa ysgol y byddwch yn eich canfod eich hun ynddi, bydd y ffordd y mae'n ymdrin ag addysg gynhwysol yn ffactor bwysig wrth bennu diwylliant ei hamgylchedd dysgu ac addysgu.

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5 hrs
Gwaith Tîm: Hyfforddiant i Lywodraethwyr (Cymru) free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Gwaith Tîm: Hyfforddiant i Lywodraethwyr (Cymru)

Mae llywodraethwyr yn chwarae rôl hanfodol yn y system addysg yng Nghymru fel rhan o waith tîm ehangach tuag at yr un nod: sicrhau bod plant yng Nghymru yn cael addysg ardderchog.

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5 hrs