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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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    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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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    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...
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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...
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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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    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:

    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...
  • 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...
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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...
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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...
  • 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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    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...
  • Everyday English 1

    This free course Everyday English 1 will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening reading and writing skills for work study and everyday life

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    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Everyday English 1

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    Everyday English 1
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential...
  • 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

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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...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating In this free course Introduction to child psychology you will be introduced to the discipline of child psychology and some of the key questions that guide the understanding of childhood These questions include What influences childrens development and How do psychologists study the physical and cognitive changes that occur during childhood As you work through this material you will also gain a deeper understanding concerning how psychologists work with young children across a range of applied settings through activities and audiovisual materials

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2020

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    Introduction to child psychology
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Mar 2020
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
  • 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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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...
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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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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 03 Oct 2019
    Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation....
  • 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 ...
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