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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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    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:

    19 May 2020

  • MSE’s Academy of Money

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 May 2020
    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this...
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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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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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    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...
  • Teaching mathematics

    This free course Teaching mathematics has been designed for nonspecialist mathematics teachers of 8 to 14 year olds teaching assistants home schoolers and parents and draws on the established provision of mathematics education at the Open University It can also be used as Continuing Professional Development by individuals or groups of teachers The authors have many years experience of teaching mathematics in the classroom and in Initial and Continuing Teacher Education

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 May 2020

  • Teaching mathematics

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    Teaching mathematics
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 14 May 2020
    This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for ...
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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...
  • 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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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Being an OU student

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    Being an OU student
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like, learn about...
  • Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

    This free course Exploring learning disabilities supporting belonging takes the reallife cases of a number of different people to explore what it is like to have the label learning disability The course also considers how it feels to support someone with a learning disability as a family member a friend an advocate or a paid worker Through these human stories the course considers the complex moral ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

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    Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Mar 2020
    This free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, takes the...
  • 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...
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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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    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
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
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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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    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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    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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    Discovering chemistry

    Chemistry lies at the centre of our modern life playing a part in areas as diverse as the development of new drugs and materials analysing our environment through to more mundane activities such as washing your clothes and making your tea But to truly understand the role chemistry plays you need to have a sound grasp of a number of fundamental principles This free course Discovering chemistry introduces you to some of these concepts beginning with the idea that everything that you can see is made of building blocks called atoms This leads on to a look at the chemical elements and how they are arranged in the Periodic Table enabling chemists to rationalise patterns in their chemical and physical behaviour Next you will consider chemical reactions specifically how atoms combine with other atoms to form molecules and how molecules combine with other atoms or molecules to form bigger molecules You will meet simple tried and tested theories to explain the bonding in molecules and at how their shapes may be explained and indeed predicted And in a wider sense youll be looking at why reactions happen at all and how fast they go This is also a beginners level course in the language of the chemist youll learn about symbols formulas and how chemical equations which represent reactions are constructed Finally you will see how chemists count atoms and molecules essential for making up solutions of a known concentration in order to carry out a reaction or performing a chemical analysis

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Mar 2020
    Chemistry lies at the centre of our modern life, playing a part in areas as...
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    Starting with psychology

    The most important and greatest puzzle we face as humans is ourselves Boring 1950 p 56 Humans are a puzzle one that is complex subtle and multilayered and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts When answering the question what makes us who we are psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel think and behave the way they do Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of who we are up pops some new evidence to show a different side It is not easy to pin down all the many influences This free course Starting with psychology makes a start

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 07 May 2019
    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    By Ben Oakley

    This free course Exploring sport coaching and psychology investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport You will consider how the mind the body the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2019

  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Aug 2019
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
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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...
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    Attachment in the early years

    This free course Attachment in the early years covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood In the 1950s John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare This OpenLearn course describes Bowlbys theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Attachment in the early years

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • How to learn a language

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven

    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully This free course How to learn a language introduces the skills and strategies for language learning setting realistic goals when learning languages and keeping motivated practise speaking skills and vocabulary learning strategies It will enable you to evaluate resources and create a virtual immersion environment

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2020

  • How to learn a language

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    How to learn a language
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Mar 2020
    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This...
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    Environment: treading lightly on the Earth

    Environment treading lightly on the Earth focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions especially carbon dioxide This free course will give you an understanding of the nature and importance of carbon footprints of individuals and households It will enable you to measure your own carbon footprint and explore what you could do to reduce that footprint and so tread more lightly on the Earth

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 06 Jan 2020
    Environment: treading lightly on the Earth focuses on the problem of greenhouse...
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