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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

  • 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...
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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

  • 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...
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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:

    29 Mar 2021

  • MSE’s Academy of Money

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2021
    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2020

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    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
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    Critical criminology and the social sciences

    This free course Critical criminology and the social sciences will provide you with an insight into some of the main disciplines within the social sciences focusing in particular on critical criminology It will begin by outlining some of the defining characteristics of the social science disciplines of psychology law sociology and critical criminology Using the global financial crisis of 20078 as a case study the course will then provide you with an insight into how academics working in some of these different disciplinary backgrounds make sense of a similar topic in different ways The course will conclude by considering the place of critical criminology within the social sciences

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Apr 2020
    This free course, Critical criminology and the social sciences, will provide you...
  • 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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    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 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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    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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    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...
  • 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,...
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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

  • Succeeding in postgraduate study

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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...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs one line of code at a time Youll learn how to access open data clean and analyse it and produce visualisations You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses privately or publicly

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Learn to code for data analysis

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    Learn to code for data analysis
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
  • 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...
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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...
  • 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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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 03 Oct 2019
    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
  • 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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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...
  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

    This free courseDigital skills succeeding in a digital world will develop your confidence and skills for life online whether study work or everyday life It explores a range of digital skills and practices including digital identity digital wellbeing staying safe and legal finding and using information and online tools and dealing with information overload The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout whether consuming or creating information Youll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to reallife scenarios using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2020

  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2020
    This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
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    Why teach art?

    What value does art have in the school curriculum The answer is provided by this free course Why teach art Aimed primarily at colleagues teaching art in schools it explores the justification for including art in the school curriculum together with some of the current criticisms commonly heard

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    What value does art have in the school curriculum? The answer is provided by this...
  • 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...
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    Different types of business

    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries This free course introduces different types of business depending on industry sector size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite...
  • 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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