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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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    Free course

    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...
  • 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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    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

  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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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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    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

  • Effective communication in the workplace

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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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    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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    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

  • Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 01 Oct 2020
    Do you have a professional or personal interest in the mental health issues...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course Managing my money for young adults will help you start to think about managing your finances You will learn how to budget effectively and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Managing my money for young adults

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    Managing my money for young adults
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
  • 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

  • Everyday maths 1

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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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    Free course

    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Everyday maths 2

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    Everyday maths 2
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This ...
  • 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...
  • 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

  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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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...
  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    By Dr Alan Cayless, Dr Jo Jarvis

    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains You will develop a handson understanding of telescopic observationsusing the Open Universitys own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve and study variable stars For those new to astronomy andor the use of robotic telescopes this course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2019

  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Astronomy with an online telescope
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Aug 2019
    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide...
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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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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2020

  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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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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    English: skills for learning

    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2020

  • English: skills for learning

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Mar 2020
    Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success.
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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

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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...
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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...
  • 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...
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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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    Free course

    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...
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    Judges and the law

    How do judges make law This free course Judges and the law will examine how the common law system works the differences between civil code and common law systems and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system The role of the judiciary in the lawmaking process is explored by examining the origins of common law the system of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Jul 2019
    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
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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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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 07 Jun 2019
    Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This...
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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

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
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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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    Getting started with SPSS

    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research However many people find the idea of using statistics and especially statistical software packages extremely daunting This free course Getting started with SPSS takes a stepbystep approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities No statistics software is needed

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 08 Jul 2019
    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However,...
  • Being an OU student

    The induction course for new OU students covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2021

  • Being an OU student

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    Being an OU student
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 30 Jul 2021
    The induction course ...
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    Succeed with maths – Part 1

    Decode the mystery of maths and improve your confidence in its everyday uses

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    Free course

    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
    Decode the mystery of maths, and improve your confidence in its everyday uses.
  • 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 2010 Successful 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...
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