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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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    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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    Free course

    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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    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 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

  • Everyday maths 1

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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,...
  • Being an OU student

    In the course youll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like learn about how youll be supported the technologies youll use and start to develop the skills youll need to succeed

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Being an OU student

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    Being an OU student
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like, learn about...
  • 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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    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

  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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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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    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...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course Managing my money for young adults will help you start to think about managing your finances You will learn how to budget effectively and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Managing my money for young adults

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    Managing my money for young adults
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
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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...
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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

  • English: skills for learning

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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...
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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:

    19 May 2020

  • MSE’s Academy of Money

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 May 2020
    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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    Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST)

    This free course Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training GICAST 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:

    26 Oct 2020

  • 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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    Supporting children's development

    Supporting childrens development is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in childrens development especially support staff in schools such as teaching assistantsIt builds on your knowledge and skills to develop a deeper understanding of children from the early years to school leavers You will be introduced to some core ideas surrounding development and learning behaviour special needs and disabilities

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2020

  • Supporting children's development

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
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    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Apr 2020
    Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is...
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    Attachment in the early years

    This free course Attachment in the early years covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood In the 1950s John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare This OpenLearn course describes Bowlbys theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Attachment in the early years

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
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    An introduction to music theory

    Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation This free course An introduction to music theory will introduce you to music staves clefs rhythmic and pitch values rhythmic metre and time signatures This OpenLearn course provides an introduction to music theory pitched at a level equivalent to Grades 13 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music theory exams You can test your understanding as you proceed by completing simple multiplechoice questions

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Oct 2019

  • An introduction to music theory

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    Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation....
  • 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...
  • Teaching mathematics

    This free course Teaching mathematics has been designed for nonspecialist mathematics teachers of 8 to 14 year olds teaching assistants home schoolers and parents and draws on the established provision of mathematics education at the Open University It can also be used as Continuing Professional Development by individuals or groups of teachers The authors have many years experience of teaching mathematics in the classroom and in Initial and Continuing Teacher Education

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 May 2020

  • Teaching mathematics

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    Teaching mathematics
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 14 May 2020
    This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for ...
  • 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...
  • 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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    Everyday maths 2
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This ...
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