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  • Being an OU student

    The induction course for new OU students covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 30 Jul 2021
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    Succeeding in postgraduate study

    This free course Succeeding in postgraduate study will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become...
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    Understanding autism

    Learn about autism one of the most challenging longterm conditions of the century This free course Understanding autism introduces the autism spectrum how it is experienced by individuals and families and why it has become a global concern The course explains how understanding of the autism spectrum and approaches to diagnosis and care have evolved Key scientific approaches to studying autism are explained and illustrated alongside substantial use of different personal perspectives The course culminates with key topical issues such as autism in adulthood and missed diagnosis in women The course is suitable for all who need a clear authoritative overview and does not require prior knowledge of science or social science It uses text images and audiovisual media

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2020

  • Understanding autism

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 02 Apr 2020
    Learn about autism, one of the most challenging long-term conditions of the...
  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

    This free course Collaborative problem solving for community safety offers a range of techniques for community police officers other communitybased public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems and how to implement them in a community setting

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    Free course

    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2020

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    Collaborative problem solving for community safety
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 05 Jun 2020
    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a...
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    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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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Oct 2019
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    Forensic psychology

    In this free course Forensic psychology you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Forensic psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
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    Effective communication in the workplace

    This free course Effective communication in the workplace explores the importance of communication as a skill in the workplace It aims to increase your understanding of communication skills and to help you to consider how your communication could be perceived by others Youll cover areas such as verbal and nonverbal communication written communication and using your communication skills to overcome challenging situations

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2020

  • Effective communication in the workplace

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Apr 2020
    This free course, Effective communication in the workplace, explores the...
  • Everyday maths 1

    This free course Everyday maths 1 is designed to bring your learning to life inspiring you to improve your current maths skills or helping you to remember any areas that you may have forgotten Working through the examples and interactive activities in this course will help you to among other things run a household or make progress in your career

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    Free course

    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
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    English: skills for learning

    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Mar 2020
    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success.
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    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 childrens mental health and wellbeing is designed to give insight into the factors that are contributing to our youngest citizens poor mental health examining factors from a national and global perspective By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge about strategies and interventions that will help you to understand how you can support childrens mental health and improve their wellbeing

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2020

  • Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 01 Oct 2020
    Do you have a professional or personal interest in the mental health issues...
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    Developing career resilience

    This free course Developing career resilience will help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience and offer examples and tactics for you to develop your own resilience further

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
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    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 doubleentry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2020

  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Apr 2020
    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
  • Everyday maths 2

    This free course Everyday maths 2 will build on your existing maths skills and help you to feel more confident tackling the maths you come across in everyday situations

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    Free course

    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Everyday maths 2

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    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
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    Succeed with maths – Part 1

    Decode the mystery of maths and improve your confidence in its everyday uses

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    Decode the mystery of maths, and improve your confidence in its everyday uses.
  • What is politics?

    This free course What is politics introduces you to the world of politics It is dedicated primarily to answering the question of what politics is Although the question might seem rather simple it elicits various often contradictory responses As you will realise in politics as in much of the humanities and social sciences definitive answers are difficult to come by What politics is and equally who does it and where it is done are hotly debated and highly contested This OpenLearn course will introduce you to some of these debates and their implications for the study and practice of politics

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Oct 2019

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    What is politics?
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 03 Oct 2019
    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    This free course Legal skills and debates in Scotland considers how laws are interpreted and applied It looks at legislation court judgments argument judicial reasoning and rights It also explores the relationship between societys values and the laws which it supports and how policy and rights influence development of law

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2020

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    Legal skills and debates in Scotland
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 Jun 2020
    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are...
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    MSE’s Academy of Money

    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert MSE to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances Packed with videos audios quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2021

  • MSE’s Academy of Money

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2021
    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this...
  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course The science of nutrition and healthy eating looks at the science behind nutrition covering aspects of biology chemistry and physics as well as giving some insight into healthier eating Reading food labels choosing healthier foods hydrating appropriately and understanding how we taste food will allow you to be more informed about the choices you make about the food you eat

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2020

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    The science of nutrition and healthy eating
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2020
    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the...
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    Succeed with learning

    This course is for people who want to feel more confident about their learning skills Informal in approach the course builds on each persons own qualities knowledge and skills to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of learning and of their own potential It introduces some core ideas about learning and academic study and some planning tools to enable participants to take their next step with confidence

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This course is for people who want to feel more confident about their learning...
  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

    This free courseDigital 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 wellbeing 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 Youll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to reallife scenarios using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2020

  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2020
    This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
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    Judges and the law

    How do judges make law This free course Judges and the law will examine how the common law system works the differences between civil code and common law systems and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system The role of the judiciary in the lawmaking process is explored by examining the origins of common law the system of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Jul 2019
    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
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    Understanding operations management

    Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations This free course Understanding operations management will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function whether producing goods or services or in the private public or voluntary sectors In addition this OpenLearn course discusses the role of operations managers and the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 07 Jun 2019
    Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This...
  • Take your teaching online

    In this free course Take your teaching online you will gain knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online You will hear about the experiences of real educators be introduced to cutting edge research and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online You will also learn useful methods that will guide you to test out these new ideas in your own practice

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

  • Take your teaching online

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    Take your teaching online
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge...
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    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 multilayered 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

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

  • Starting with psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 07 May 2019
    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs one line of code at a time Youll learn how to access open data clean and analyse it and produce visualisations You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses privately or publicly

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Learn to code for data analysis

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    Learn to code for data analysis
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
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