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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
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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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    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

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    Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private...
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    Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression These medications often have negative side effects Exercise is an alternative treatment that is low cost and has few side effects In this free course Exercise and mental health we will look at the links between exercise and improved mental health and psychological wellbeing This will include consideration of the role of exercise in combating stress anxiety and depression and in enhancing mood

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2018

  • Exercise and mental health

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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
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    Understanding depression and anxiety

    This free course Understanding depression and anxiety explores the causes of these mental health issues with a particular focus on stress You will consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders and learn about the biology and psychology behind them

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Nov 2019
    This free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, explores the causes of...
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    Exploring children's learning

    How does a childs mind and behaviour change as they develop over time In this free course Exploring childrens learning four theories of child development are explored Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years and continue to do so today By the end of this course you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children or children you know have developed over time

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

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    How does a child's mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this...
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    Essay and report writing skills

    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan structure and write your assignment or report This free course Essay and report writing skills is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Apr 2019
    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret...
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    Childhood in the digital age

    This free course Childhood in the digital age delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 04 Feb 2020
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Additive manufacturing

    This free course Additive manufacturing introduces you to its key concepts It covers the fundamentals of the additive manufacturing AM process the steps involved in creating a model and building an artefact the materials and techniques used as well as the design implications and the factors which affect the functionality of the finished parts

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Additive manufacturing

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    Additive manufacturing
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Additive manufacturing, introduces you to its key concepts. It...
  • An introduction to crime and criminology

    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people fear anger fascination excitement curiosity This course An introduction to crime and criminology considers the relatively commonplace problem of vandalism in the form of graffiti as one example through which to explore your own views about an everyday sort of crime The course goes on to consider how social scientists and criminologists in particular study and seek to understand problems of crime The course invites you to develop what can be called your criminological imagination This in part involves viewing criminological issues or problems from multiple perspectives but also encourages you to recognise that private troubles and social issues are often linked together

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2020

  • An introduction to crime and criminology

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    An introduction to crime and criminology
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 05 Feb 2020
    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people: fear, anger, fascination,...
  • 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

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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...
  • Risk management

    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings have undermined an organisation and dented the credibility of its management These failings have led to the demise of some companies for example Lehman Brothers WorldCom and Enron Worse than this in many instances the failings have resulted in deaths and injuries as with the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster in the North Sea in 1988 or the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010Successful organisations embed a culture of risk management in all areas of their activities To achieve this requires effective and practical risk management education The course particularly benefits all those engaged as risk managers those seeking to develop their risk management capabilities and those like board members who have ultimate responsibility for risks within their organisations Additionally all those with or seeking a career in management in any organisation will benefit from the understanding of risks and how to manage them

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2020

  • Risk management

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    Risk management
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 02 Jan 2020
    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings...
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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    By Ben Oakley

    This free course Exploring sport coaching and psychology investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport You will consider how the mind the body the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2019

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    This free course The Scottish Parliament and law making explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UKs constitution It considers how and why laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters reserved matters legislative competence secondary legislation and the work of MSPs and MPs It discusses the characteristics of the constitution the importance of the concept of the rule of law how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    The Scottish Parliament and law making
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making...
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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

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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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    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

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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...
  • Coaching others to coach

    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become inspirational and excellent in their practice This course is designed for coach developers educators mentors and tutors who support coaches to improve You will explore how people learn what are the skills and qualities of an effective coach of coaches as well appreciate how to ask powerful questions and listen actively You will consider the processes associated with resolving difficult situations where differences of opinion arise how to measure success and provide constructive feedback By the end of this course you should feel more confident in your ability to support colleagues and help them to become even better at what they do

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Coaching others to coach

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    Coaching others to coach
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become...
  • 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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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Oct 2019

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    What is politics?
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 03 Oct 2019
    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
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    English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears This free course English grammar in context looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications both written and spoken This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    25 May 2017

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing focusing on the central skill of creating characters

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2019

  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

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    Start writing fiction: characters and stories
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Jun 2019
    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own...
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    Starting with psychology

    The most important and greatest puzzle we face as humans is ourselves Boring 1950 p 56 Humans are a puzzle one that is complex subtle and multilayered and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts When answering the question what makes us who we are psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel think and behave the way they do Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of who we are up pops some new evidence to show a different side It is not easy to pin down all the many influences This free course Starting with psychology makes a start

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems In this free course Making sense of mental health problems you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems By directly relating key perspectives to a case study you will reflect on how the medical perspective psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental illhealth

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Mar 2020

  • Making sense of mental health problems

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    Making sense of mental health problems
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Mar 2020
    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who...
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    Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated tales which fired our young imaginations and transported us to magical worlds To an adults eye some picture books may seem remarkably simple even oversimplified However in this free course Exploring books for children words and pictures you will learn how childrens books use words and pictures together in remarkably sophisticated ways to communicate both to young and older readers drawing on examples from the classics such as Beatrix Potters Tales of Peter Rabbit and from contemporary childrens authors such as Anthony Browne author of Gorilla

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2020

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 02 Apr 2020
    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
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    Beginners’ French: Food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French In this free course Beginners French Food and drink you will also gain an insight into French societies and cultures through focusing on food and drink You will listen to French speakers in a variety of situations and you will be provided with some skills for coping with reading texts

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 May 2019

  • Beginners’ French: Food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 May 2019
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
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