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    The world of the primary school

    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in This free course The world of the primary school introduces the various members of a primary school community and considers the nature of their involvement and how this has evolved in the UK over recent years It explores ideas about the primary school curriculum and the role of teachers and support staff in supporting childrens learning

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Jan 2017
    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in....
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    Understanding children: Babies being heard

    In this free course Understanding children Babies being heard you will find out some of the things that very young babies can do You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and relationships from birth You will look at what they need from other adults and children and what they can learn

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Apr 2018
    In this free course, Understanding children: Babies being heard, you will find out...
  • Translation as a career

    This free course explores translation as a career During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on what they say You will assess your own language level and find out how translators maintain their language skills You will also engage in a short translation activity

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2019

  • Translation as a career

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    Translation as a career
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 06 Jun 2019
    This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet...
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    Epidemiology: An introduction

    Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this evidence comes from epidemiology the study of how and why diseases occur Epidemiology is a bit like a game of detection It involves identifying diseases finding out which groups of people are at risk tracking down causes and so on This free course Epidemiology An introduction looks at some key types of data used in epidemiology such as statistics on death and ill health and introduces some techniques used in analysing data

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Nov 2018

  • Epidemiology: An introduction

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 23 Nov 2018
    Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this...
  • Sure, I know how to talk to people!

    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership decisionmaking and communication in the context of policing within the community This particular session focuses on communication skills and specifically looks at how to build rapport and get the most out of conversations in community settings It introduces a psychological model which is a useful way to think about how to develop rapport and allows you to plan for and reflect on your everyday interactions in order to build rapport effectively It focuses on conversations that might be considered difficult and encourages effective listening and effective diagnosis of interpersonal behaviour

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Nov 2019

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    Sure, I know how to talk to people!
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 06 Nov 2019
    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and...
  • The business of football

    Welcome to this free course The business of football produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management then this engaging and stimulating course which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others is for you You can progress at your own pace over 3 to 5 weeks and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time over this period

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2018

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    The business of football
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Jul 2018
    Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open...
  • Blood and the respiratory system

    Dont hold your breath is an expression youve probably heard many times but may not have thought too much about In this free course Blood and the respiratory system youll study why respiration is so important for life including how air enters and leaves the lungs how oxygen is transported in the blood the many dynamic factors that control breathing and some diseases that affect respiration

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 May 2020

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    Blood and the respiratory system
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 May 2020
    ‘Don’t hold your breath’ is an expression you’ve probably ...
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    Introducing engineering

    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing This free course Introducing engineering introduces a number of key themes that explore how engineering is undertaken in our modern world These themes include engineering design rules that govern engineers manufacturing for products and electricity generation using solar energy

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 19 Jun 2019
    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing....
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    Three principles of a coaching approach

    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach Whether or not you recognise the use of a coaching approach in your workplace you will be able to use the learning in the course to enhance your daytoday interactions in your workplace

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jul 2019

  • Three principles of a coaching approach

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 09 Jul 2019
    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an...
  • Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French

    This free course Intermediate French Understanding spoken French is aimed at intermediate learners of French with an interest in language and culture It is designed to develop your understanding of spoken French through six video portraits of people living in the Touraine region in France and in Brussels in Belgium It introduces you to naturally spoken language and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language and develop the confidence to access further audiovisual resources and take your French studies to a higher level

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2019

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    Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 04 Jul 2019
    This free course, Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French, is aimed at...
  • Children and young people’s participation

    Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda which is reasonably well established By contrast enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind This free course Children and young peoples participation emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the childrens workforce is of crucial importance

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 May 2019

  • Children and young people’s participation

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    Children and young people’s participation
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 May 2019
    Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is...
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    Understanding mortgages

    Understanding mortgagesis a free short course produced in collaboration with MoneySavingExpertcom The course explores the mortgage products available in the UK market their interest rate and other characteristics and examines the factors involved in making good choices from the product range The course explains why and how mortgages can be actively managed by borrowers through such options as overpaying offsetting and remortgaging The course also examines the mortgages from the viewpoint of the lenders including the factors that affect their decisions about making mortgage advances By completing the course you will not only become more knowledgeable about the mortgage market but also more confident about making smart decisions about one of most important areas of personal finance The Open University would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us about yourself and your expectations for the course We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve the course

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 14 Oct 2019
    Understanding mortgages is a free, short course produced in collaboration...
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    The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport

    By Candice Lingam-Willgoss, Dr Caroline Heaney

    The athletes journey through sport can be characterised by several transitions and periods of change This course is designed to help you understand that journey whether in reference to a professional or recreational athlete and the nature of support they may need at different times The course also provides practical guidance whether you support athletes as a coach or parent or whether you are an athlete yourself and draws on a wealth of case study and audiovisual material to bring the athletes journey to life

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2020

  • The American Civil Rights Movement

    In this free course The American Civil Rights Movement you will learn about the mass movement for racial equality in the United States that reached its zenith during the 1950s and 1960s During this turbulent period in United States history black Americans sought to overturn deeply entrenched systems of racial segregation and discrimination This course discusses the key events in this campaign for social justice drawing on a wide range of primary sources In doing so it assesses the achievements shortcomings and revolutionary qualities of the civil rights movement Use of racial language and terms This course deals with topics involving racial issues Since the societies being studied were characterised by deeplyheld and widespread racist views this course contains language that is also racist Although these may provoke a strong personal response we believe it is necessary to engage with such attitudes to reach a clear understanding of the past This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A113 Revolutions

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Sep 2020

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    The American Civil Rights Movement
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 29 Sep 2020
    In this free course, The American Civil Rights Movement, you will learn about the...
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    Human rights and law

    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives but where do these rights come from and how did they develop This free course Human rights and the law looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2019

  • Human rights and law

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 07 Mar 2019
    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do...
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    Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths

    The terrorist attacks of 911 not only cost some 3000 lives they also deeply scarred the American consciousness and made a deep impact on US foreign policy and the world at large This free course Politics media and war 911 and its aftermaths assesses the wider consequences of 911 not just on domestic and world politics but also on the media

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    Free course

    84 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2016

  • Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths

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    Introductory level Duration 84 hours Updated 26 Apr 2016
    The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives, they also deeply...
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    What children and young people say

    This free course What children and young people say looks at how practitioners and other adults talk to children and young people and considers how this influences what they tell us It identifies how children and young people would prefer to be engaged with what would encourage their confidence in authority figures and outlines the ways in which adults can improve on their listening techniques

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

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    This free course, What children and young people say, looks at how practitioners...
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    Active, healthy lifestyles

    In this free course Active healthy lifestyles which is aimed at teachers of Physical Education we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts We consider how active young people should actually be and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2016

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    In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of...
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    Making sense of art history

    You can prepare for this free course Making sense of art history by looking around you Its likely that wherever you are youll be able to see some images Its also likely that many of these will be intended to have some sort of effect on you In the course itself you will be exploring the power of images via a study of contemporary art from the 1980s onwards Taking the time to look beyond the immediate appearance of an art work to consider what the artist might be trying to say can be immensely rewarding

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Feb 2018

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    You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking...
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    Caring in hospitals

    This free course Caring in hospitals considers the type of care offered in hospitals using Leeds General Hospital as a case study The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be care The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Oct 2018

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    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in...
  • Understanding your customers

    This free course Understanding your customers is a short introduction to understanding customers The course underlines the relevance of understanding customers as individuals members of society and members of organisations It clarifies some key marketing concepts and terminology and highlights some differences between consumer and businesstobusiness marketing The course is suitable for a variety of learners including small business owners and those working in small businesses with limited access to specialists as well as marketing professionals and those thinking about pursuing a course of study to become a marketing professional This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B206 Understanding customers355 Transcript36

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Nov 2020

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    Understanding your customers
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Nov 2020
    This free course, Understanding your customers, is a short introduction to...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study You might have not studied for a while you might be returning to education or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before This free course Am I ready to be a distance learner will help to boost your confidence Youll explore useful skills so you can discover how ready you are to study and how to develop your study skills in six steps to become a successful distance learner

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2019

  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

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    Am I ready to be a distance learner?
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Mar 2019
    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied...
  • 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...
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    Starting with law: An overview of the law

    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them This free course Starting with law An overview of the law will introduce you to the key players in law making in the UK and provide some helpful tips on study techniques

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2018

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    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of...
  • Making decisions

    Do you hate making decisions Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2019

  • Making decisions

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    Making decisions
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Jun 2019
    Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions...
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