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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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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2021

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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

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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...
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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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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Nov 2019
    This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become...
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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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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2020

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

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    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
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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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2020

  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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    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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    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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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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    Succeed with maths – Part 1

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

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

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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.
  • 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

  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

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    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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    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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    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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    Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This...
  • 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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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 03 Oct 2019
    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
  • 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

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2020

  • Working in diverse teams

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    Working in diverse teams
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 05 Feb 2020
    This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your...
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    Organisations and management accounting

    This free course Organisations and management accounting examines the nature of organisations specifically their objectives and structure Organisational objectives and structure determine management functions and responsibilities within the organisation

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2019

  • Organisations and management accounting

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Nov 2019
    This free course, Organisations and management accounting, examines the nature of...
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    Social marketing

    Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals This free course Social marketing examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can be applied to the solution of social problems

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2019

  • Social marketing

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Jun 2019
    Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private...
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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

  • Developing career resilience

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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...
  • Becoming an ethical researcher

    This free course Becoming an ethical researcher explores the ethics of planning carrying out and reporting research which involves human participants It will sensitise you to issues that a researcher should consider to support ethical and welljustified decisionmaking A wide variety of research scenarios will be used to stimulate individual reflection and discussion on the course forum participation in which together with successful completion of quizzes will contribute to gaining a digital badge

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    Free course

    18 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2020

  • Becoming an ethical researcher

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    Becoming an ethical researcher
    Advanced level Duration 18 hours Updated 01 Oct 2020
    This free course, Becoming an ethical researcher, explores the ethics of planning,...
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    Succeed with maths – Part 2

    This free course Succeed with maths Part 2 is a sequel to Part 1 in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples The course takes a look at measurement of length mass and volume negative numbers and how to use these scientific notation based upon powers of 10 shapes and how to calculate their properties before finally turning to how to construct and read from tables charts and graphs It provides a solid foundation for you to continue with studies in any subject which requires some degree of mathematical knowledge

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Succeed with maths – Part 2

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you...
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    The science of alcohol

    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for thousands of years This free course The science of alcohol looks at the science behind the processes of brewing distilling and vinification and how many of our beverages are made A historical aspect is also covered showing how the modern production techniques have developed from ancient methods and how scientists ensure that products are safe to drink The course also looks at the biological effects of alcohol and how it affects the human body

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • The science of alcohol

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for...
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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...
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    Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

    This free course Histology microscopy anatomy and disease will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy before introducing you to histology concentrating on the structure function and relationship of normal human tissues

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you...
  • 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

  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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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...
  • 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

  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

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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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