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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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
  • 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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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2021

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    Being an OU student Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 30 Jul 2021
    In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like, learn about...
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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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    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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    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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    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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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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    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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    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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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...
  • 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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    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,...
  • 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
    This ...
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    Getting started with Spanish 1

    If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure this free course will introduce you to one of the most widely spoken languages in the world Spanish Whether this is the first time that you are learning Spanish or you have already picked up some words and phrases from travelling across the Spanishspeaking world this course is for you This introduction offers the perfect opportunity to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in Spanish in everyday contexts This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short courseLXS001 Beginners Spanish 1 EmpezamosAfter completing this free course you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Feb 2021
    If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure, this free course will...
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    An introduction to computers and computer systems

    This free course An introduction to computers and computer systemschallenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras as well as examining the work of art that at heart is a computer You will also explore how computers are connected together to achieve even more than when working alone

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    Free course

    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jul 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 21 Jul 2021
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    Getting started on classical Latin

    This free course Getting started on classical Latin has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that studying a classical language involves The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2018

  • Getting started on classical Latin

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 24 May 2018
    This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in...
  • 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...
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    Mathematics for science and technology

    Maths is intimately entwined with science and technology whether it is used to analyse data collected on plants in the Amazon rainforest to calculate the trajectory of a comet or design a bridge to connect two countries This means that science and technology go handinhand with maths and that a firm grasp of maths is crucial for studying any science and technology discipline This free course Maths for science and technology will help you build a stronger grip with the maths helping hand Youll learn about how the power of algebra the sense of scientific notation the beauty of basic trigonometry and why 70 db decibels is 10 times more powerful than 60 db As well as this you will delve into scientific measurement including the importance of units and the flexibility and practically of the SI the internationally recognised system of units based on multiples of ten

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Mathematics for science and technology

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    Maths is intimately entwined with science and technology, whether it is used to...
  • 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

  • Introduction to child psychology

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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...
  • 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

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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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    Supporting children's development

    Supporting childrens development is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in childrens development especially support staff in schools such as teaching assistantsIt builds on your knowledge and skills to develop a deeper understanding of children from the early years to school leavers You will be introduced to some core ideas surrounding development and learning behaviour special needs and disabilities

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2020

  • Supporting children's development

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    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Apr 2020
    Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is...
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