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    Developing career resilience

    This free course Developing career resilience will help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience and offer examples and tactics for you to develop your own resilience further

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
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    Youth justice in the UK: children, young people and crime

    This free course will introduce you to the many ways of working with children in trouble with the law You will learn about the emergence of the youth justice system in England and Wales and how it has changed over the years A comparative approach provides opportunities to learn about the approaches taken in Northern Ireland and Scotland You will explore topical issues surrounding young people and crime such as how rates of victimisation and offending vary with particular reference to the ways age gender race and social class shape young peoples experience of crime

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2020

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

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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...
  • 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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    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...
  • 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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    Challenging ideas in mental health

    Take a new and different look at mental health This free course Challenging ideas in mental health invites you to think differently about lifes dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned especially people experiencing mental distress It explores ideas and practice in mental health and will appeal to a wide range of people

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 May 2021

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    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging...
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    How to be a critical reader

    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader Reading critically is an essential skill at university It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writers purposes and opinions in their writing

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2019

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    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading...
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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

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Aug 2019
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
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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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    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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    Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This...
  • Coaching others to coach

    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become inspirational and excellent in their practice This course is designed for coach developers educators mentors and tutors who support coaches to improve You will explore how people learn what are the skills and qualities of an effective coach of coaches as well appreciate how to ask powerful questions and listen actively You will consider the processes associated with resolving difficult situations where differences of opinion arise how to measure success and provide constructive feedback By the end of this course you should feel more confident in your ability to support colleagues and help them to become even better at what they do

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

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    Coaching others to coach
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become...
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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...
  • 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

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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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    Essay and report writing skills

    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan structure and write your assignment or report This free course Essay and report writing skills is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Apr 2019
    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret...
  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home school college or workplace How do all the computers phones tablets printers and other devices connect and work together In this free course Discovering computer networks hands on in the Open Networking Lab you can explore how computer networks operate discover how data is sent around the internet put your understanding into practice using an inbuilt network simulator to create your own simulated computer networks

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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    Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or...
  • Managing my money

    This free course Managing my money allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances managing budgets debts investments property purchase pensions and insurance

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2020

  • Managing my money

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    Managing my money
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Feb 2020
    This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your...
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    Human resources: recruitment and selection

    Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield If you are faced with appointing a new employee then this free course Human resources recruitment and selection will provide a straightforward guide to the process from writing job descriptions to finally assessing who to appoint

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 May 2018

  • Human resources: recruitment and selection

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 May 2018
    Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course Infection and immunity you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and cause them pathogens You will also learn about the immune system the human bodys vital defence against pathogens Along the way you will learn about the scientific method and how it has helped scientists understand pathogens and aid the prevention of infectious disease But the challenge is ongoing Pathogens are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes As you will see the fight against infectious disease remains critical for global health today

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
  • Understanding mental capacity

    This free course Understanding mental capacity covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision making in the UK

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Understanding mental capacity

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    Understanding mental capacity
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and...
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    Social marketing

    Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals This free course Social marketing examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can be applied to the solution of social problems

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2019

  • Social marketing

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Jun 2019
    Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private...
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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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    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...
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