Skip to content

Filter pages by:

More filter options

Free OpenLearn courses.
Try something from thousands of hours of course material, on hundreds of subjects

  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: franzidraws / www.122rf.com

    Exploring issues in women's health

    This free course Exploring issues in womens health will introduce social model approaches to health and wellbeing which take as their starting point not the scientific context of the body but the social context in which women live The focus is on women and the impact of social and cultural factors on womens health The course touches on various issues concerning womens health such as abortion periods the menopause mental health and fertility

    Learn: Exploring issues in women's health more

    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2020

  • Exploring issues in women's health

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Exploring issues in women's health Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: franzidraws / www.122rf.com
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 03 Mar 2020
    This free course, Exploring issues in women's health, will introduce social model...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © MichaelUtech (iStockPhoto.com)

    The science of nuclear energy

    This free course The science of nuclear energy will delve into the science behind nuclear power and explain what happens inside a nuclear reactor and what it means for an element to be radioactive It will explore some of the risks of producing nuclear power and examine the arguments for and against including it in future energy planning as well as looking at other potential future solutions

    Learn: The science of nuclear energy more

    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • The science of nuclear energy

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    The science of nuclear energy Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © MichaelUtech (iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    This free course, The science of nuclear energy, will delve into the science...
  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course Scottish courts and the law explores the role function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law You consider the way in which cases come to court the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems the separation of powers how individuals may become involved with the court system the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice

    Learn: Scottish courts and the law more

    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2020

  • Scottish courts and the law

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Scottish courts and the law
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 Jun 2020
    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: (c) Coolakov_com / Shutterstock

    Training for speed and power in sport and fitness

    In this free course you will explore two aspects of strength and conditioning in sport and fitness speed and power Strength and conditioning is the physical preparation of athletes and in this course you will explore the physiology of speed before looking at training methods to develop speed You will also look at power which is a concept closely related to speed

    Learn: Training for speed and power in sport and fitness more

    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2020

  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © wundervisuals / iStockphoto.com

    Primary science: supporting children’s learning

    Science is a key subject area in primary education curriculum frameworks This free course Primary science supporting childrens learning provides an opportunity to consider your own experiences perceptions and attitudes to science You will explore and develop some of your scientific knowledge and understanding while considering how you can support primaryaged childrens science learning

    Learn: Primary science: supporting children’s learning more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

  • Primary science: supporting children’s learning

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Primary science: supporting children’s learning Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © wundervisuals / iStockphoto.com
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 10 Apr 2019
    Science is a key subject area in primary education curriculum frameworks. This...
  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing This free course Writing what you know will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work

    Learn: Writing what you know more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

  • Writing what you know

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing what you know
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Neighbourhood nature

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it Wherever you live be it in a city or the countryside you will find areas that support a range of wildlife This free course Neighbourhood nature will provide you with basic scientific and observational skills so that you can go into your local neighbourhood to discover the animals and plants in open spaces You will learn how to observe identify and record the wildlife around you building up a picture of a small part of your local environment

    Learn: Neighbourhood nature more

    Free course

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

  • Neighbourhood nature

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Neighbourhood nature Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Apr 2019
    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know...
  • Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

    This free advanced level course Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on anxiety and depression you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventions exploring how these conditions relate to each other You will also explore some of the more contemporary and controversial findings within the field

    Learn: Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression more

    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

  • Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

    Free Course Free Course
    Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    This free advanced level course, Exploring the relationship between anxiety and...
  • 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

    Learn: Simple coding more

    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2018

  • Simple coding

    Free Course Free Course
    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...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Adapted courtesy © Mary Quandt and Neil Mitchell

    Exploring equality and equity in education

    This free course Exploring equality and equity in education considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on the different purposes of and value ascribed to education in different countries and cultures It discusses different conceptions of justice and the distinction between equity and equality

    Learn: Exploring equality and equity in education more

    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    21 Jun 2018

  • Exploring equality and equity in education

    Free Course Free Course
    Exploring equality and equity in education Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Adapted courtesy © Mary Quandt and Neil Mitchell
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Jun 2018
    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Watching the weather

    This free course Watching the weather describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth looking downwards from satellites in space and from aircraft and balloons within the atmosphere This international network of observations is vital for scientists and forecasters and the results impact on everyones daily activities

    Learn: Watching the weather more

    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2019

  • Watching the weather

    Free Course Free Course
    Watching the weather Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Jun 2019
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    The Enlightenment

    The free course will examine the Enlightenment To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time we offer a map of the conceptual territory and the intellectual and cultural climate We will examine the impact of Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science religion the classics art and nature Finally we will examine the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism

    Learn: The Enlightenment more

    Free course

    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 May 2019

  • The Enlightenment

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    The Enlightenment Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 22 May 2019
    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and...
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death dying and grief This free course An introduction to death dying and grief invites you to think more deeply about death and dying and encourages you to think about it in different ways This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death ethical issues related to dying and endoflife care as well as expressions of grief Please note that this course includes video about people talking personally about their experiences in relation to death and dying If you have been affected by the issues in these videos there are resources included in the course for further information and support

    Learn: An introduction to death, dying and grief more

    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2018

  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 19 Oct 2018
    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Peshkova/Getty Images Plus

    Mastering systems thinking in practice

    This free course Mastering systems thinking in practice provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems Thinking in Practice It will help you develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skill boundaries You will learn to think more holistically about complex and messy situations understanding the roles other people play taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively

    Learn: Mastering systems thinking in practice more

    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2019

  • Mastering systems thinking in practice

    Free Course Free Course
    Mastering systems thinking in practice Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Peshkova/Getty Images Plus
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Aug 2019
    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    The oceans

    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet In this free courseThe oceans you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the properties of the water that fills them what drives the ocean circulation and how the oceans influence our climate

    Learn: The oceans more

    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2019

  • The oceans

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    The oceans Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 02 Sep 2019
    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, ...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Introducing ICT systems

    Information and communication technologies ICTs systems now dominate our everyday lives This free course Introducing ICT systems will explain what constitutes such a system and how ICT systems work You will also look at how ICT systems convey store and manipulate data and how they process data Finally you will learn how these systems are used

    Learn: Introducing ICT systems more

    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2019

  • Introducing ICT systems

    Free Course Free Course
    Introducing ICT systems Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 14 May 2019
    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © John Birdsall

    Professional relationships with young people

    In some peoples eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself as it is in relationships that we express our humanity Young people with few goodquality relationships in their lives often find that entering into informal relationships with adults who respect accept like and really listen to them is a new life experience These relationships can offer the young people new perspectives on approaching developing and managing quality relationships of their own This free course Professional relationships with young people explores different approaches in developing relationships and working practices which can inform work with young people

    Learn: Professional relationships with young people more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2019

  • Professional relationships with young people

    Free Course Free Course
    Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © John Birdsall
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 30 Sep 2019
    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

    Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language This free course From sound to meaning hearing speech and language looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach

    Learn: From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language more

    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

  • From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

    Free Course Free Course
    From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know...
  • Creative commons image Icon © Adam Howarth in Flickr made available under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ under Creative-Commons license

    Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

    Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements This free course Nutrition vitamins and minerals looks at the two main groups of vitamins the fatsoluble vitamins A D E and K and the watersoluble vitamins the B group and vitamin C It also examines the major mineral elements and the importance of fluid balance in the body

    Learn: Nutrition: vitamins and minerals more

    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2019

  • Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Copyright © Sam Scott-Hunter/Photofusion (Jaguar 32785)

    Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

    This free course Discovering disorder young people and delinquency will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency The psychological approach focuses on examining what makes some individuals but not others behave badly The sociological approach looks at why some individuals and some behaviours but not others are defined as disorderly

    Learn: Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2018

  • Grammar matters

    Grammar matters because combined with vocabulary choice it is our main way of making meaning This free course introduces you to one approach used to understand how meanings relate systematically to different aspects of grammar and shows how this deeper understanding can be applied to make everyday communication more effective

    Learn: Grammar matters more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2019

  • Grammar matters

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Grammar matters
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Mar 2019
    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © istock.com/duncan1890

    Approaches to software development

    This free course Approaches to software development presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems a software engineering approach The course pays particular attention to issues of software quality in terms of both product what is built and process how we build it

    Learn: Approaches to software development more

    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2018

  • Approaches to software development

    Free Course Free Course
    Approaches to software development Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © istock.com/duncan1890
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library

    Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Seventeenthcentury Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its apparently everyday character Works by artists such as Johannes Vermeer Pieter de Hooch and Jacob van Ruisdael seem to offer a faithful picture of life in the Netherlands at the time In studying this free course Dutch painting of the Golden Age you will discover that there is much more to Dutch painting than meets the eye You will explore scholarly debates about the possible meanings that might be attributed to this type of picture and learn how the very idea of realism in art has been challenged in recent times

    Learn: Dutch painting of the Golden Age more

    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Free Course Free Course
    Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 26 Jan 2017
    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Panic attacks what they are and what to do about themis a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks for their family and friends and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves

    Learn: Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them more

    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

    What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us This free course Introducing the environment Ecology and ecosystems looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment

    Learn: Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems more

    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

  • Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

    Free Course Free Course
    Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 26 Mar 2020
    What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around...
    Page 8 of 43
    Page 8 of 43
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9