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

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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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    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...
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    English: skills for learning

    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success

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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
    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success.
  • Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

    This free course Entrepreneurship from ideas to reality is about starting and running your own business Using case studies it will take you through the decisions from generating initial ideas through to deciding what you will do and how to establish your business and grow it It will guide you through business models funding options business types and the influence of location and importantly assessment of your own skills values and attitudes to risk It is focused on practical advice from real entrepreneurs and will signpost learners to where they can find additional support and how they can further develop their own capabilities

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2020

  • Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

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    Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 03 Mar 2020
    This free course, Entrepreneurship: from ideas to reality, is about starting and...
  • Understanding ADHD

    This free course Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition and those who care for them It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of action of treatments and therapies

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2021

  • Understanding ADHD

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    Understanding ADHD
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Mar 2021
    This free course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),...
  • 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...
  • 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

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  • 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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    Free course

    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...
  • 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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    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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    Free course

    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...
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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...
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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

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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

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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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    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...
  • Simple coding

    By Dr Michel Wermelinger

    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding Want to understand the basics of what it entails This course introduces you to the skills concepts and jargon of coding

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2018

  • Simple coding

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    Simple coding
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 05 Dec 2018
    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of...
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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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    Exploring career mentoring and coaching

    This free course Exploring career mentoring and coaching will explain what mentors and career coaches do and how a colleague or expert who can ask the right questions challenge assumptions and help an individual to find the best solutions for themselves can make a significant difference in a wide range of situations and contexts

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2019

  • Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Exploring career mentoring and coaching, will explain what...
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