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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...
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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

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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
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
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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

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Apr 2020
    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
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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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    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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    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...
  • 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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    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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    English: skills for learning

    English skills for learning is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Mar 2020
    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    By Dr Alan Cayless, Dr Jo Jarvis

    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains You will develop a handson understanding of telescopic observationsusing the Open Universitys own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve and study variable stars For those new to astronomy andor the use of robotic telescopes this course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2019

  • Astronomy with an online telescope

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    Astronomy with an online telescope
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Aug 2019
    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide...
  • 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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    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This ...
  • Leadership and followership

    This free course Leadership and followership will help you to explore what makes a good leader recognise common leadership challenges and identify the skills you need to develop if you want to enhance your own leadership experience

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2019

  • Leadership and followership

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    Leadership and followership
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
  • Succeed in the workplace

    Do you want to change jobs are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break If so then this free course Succeed in the workplace is for you It will help you explore career opportunities You will also gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms and to handle different types of interviews By the end of the course you will have made a start on your own realistic and strong action plan to enable you to find a job that will fulfil your aspirations and suit your lifestyle

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Succeed in the workplace

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    Succeed in the workplace
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be...
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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...
  • 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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    Everyday maths 1
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course, Everyday maths 1, is designed to bring your learning to life,...
  • 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

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2020

  • Managing my money

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    Managing my money
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Feb 2020
    This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your...
  • 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...
  • Personal branding for career success

    This free coursePersonal branding for career successconsiders what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one Youll look in detail at theories and examples of personal branding and relevant marketing processes and practices Youll identify the values skills knowledge and expertise that you want to promote to employers and consider different ways to build and present your own brand

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Personal branding for career success

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    Personal branding for career success
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a...
  • Caring for adults

    Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role either paid or unpaid It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer It also supports your own wellbeing by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2020

  • Caring for adults

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    Caring for adults
    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 25 Jun 2020
    Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either...
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    Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you It will guide you through how numbers are put together give you confidence with using percentages fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world

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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
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

    This free course Exploring learning disabilities supporting belonging takes the reallife cases of a number of different people to explore what it is like to have the label learning disability The course also considers how it feels to support someone with a learning disability as a family member a friend an advocate or a paid worker Through these human stories the course considers the complex moral ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

  • Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

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    Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Mar 2020
    This free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, takes 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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    Free course

    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...
  • Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

    By Dr Caroline Heaney

    Have you ever experienced a sport injury Have you ever thought there could be a psychological dimension to sport injuries as well as a physical one Sport injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants and while the physical impact of injury is often easy to recognise the psychological impact is less obvious In this free course Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury you will examine the relationship between injury and psychological factors You will look at the link between injury and psychology at two distinct points before an injury has occurred and then following an injury First you will consider the psychological factors that may increase the likelihood of sustaining a sport injury preinjury and then you will consider psychological reactions to the incidence of a sport injury postinjury The course will also allow you to examine how sport and exercise psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sport injury rehabilitation The video below featuring OU student and Olympic Gold Medallist Helen RichardsonWalsh explains more

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2020

  • Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

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    Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Mar 2020
    Have you ever experienced a sport injury? Have you ever thought there could be a...
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    Developing high trust work relationships

    Learn about trust in the organisational context This free course Developing high trust work relationships introduces the concept of trust what it means to you and how it may affect your organisation

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 May 2019

  • Developing high trust work relationships

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 29 May 2019
    Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high...
  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question Can renewable energy sources power the world as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy technologies is making a major contribution to global efforts to limit anthropogenic climate change The course begins by examining the environmental concerns that have caused a rise in interest in renewable energy introducing the main sources and technologies and describing global efforts to increase the share of renewables The course then looks at each of the principal renewable energy technologies and the contributions they might make to global energy demand Finally several future energy scenarios are analysed to show how combinations of renewable energy sources and technologies could provide a major share of global energy needs

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2020

  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

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    Can renewable energy sources power the world?
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Mar 2020
    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
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