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    French Revolution

    This free course provides basic historical background to the French Revolution It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual cultural and psychological change and opened up new horizons and possibilities In fact while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness a belief inherited from the Enlightenment in the possibility of progress as well as a conviction that state and society could be reconstituted with a view to realising social and individual aspirations and human happiness generally As it degenerated into violence and bloodshed however the Revolution also provoked scepticism and pessimism about progress and human nature The two basic types of modern political outlook progressive and conservative date from this experience Which if any of these sets of beliefs was true is not at issue here What matters is that the Revolution gave rise to them and gave them lasting life

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2018

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    This free course provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It...
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    Planning a project

    Gantt charts critical path analysis SMART objectives and estimation skills are just some of the topics covered in this free course Planning a project to help you understand how to plan for a project You will gain an appreciation of the range of planning techniques available and the situations in which it is appropriate to use them

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2019

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    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are...
  • Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

    This free course Everyday maths 2 Wales 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

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    02 Mar 2020

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    Everyday maths 2 (Wales)
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 02 Mar 2020
    This free course, Everyday maths 2 (Wales), will build on your existing maths...
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    Companies and financial accounting

    This free course Companies and financial accounting introduces you to the legal characteristics of limited companies and how limited companies raise finance through ordinary shares and loan capital It also introduces the interests of company stakeholders and looks at three different perspectives on companies and their role in society Finally it introduces the formats of company financial statements in comparison with those of sole traders This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B293 Financial accounting in contextTranscript

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2020

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    Modern slavery

    This free course Modern slavery is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2019

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    This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the...
  • Blood and the respiratory system

    Dont hold your breath is an expression youve probably heard many times but may not have thought too much about In this free course Blood and the respiratory system youll study why respiration is so important for life including how air enters and leaves the lungs how oxygen is transported in the blood the many dynamic factors that control breathing and some diseases that affect respiration

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    01 May 2020

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 May 2020
    ‘Don’t hold your breath’ is an expression you’ve probably heard many times, but...
  • Exclusion clauses

    This free course focuses on the use of exclusion clauses in contracts Exclusion clauses are terms of a contract which seek to exclude or limit a partys liability for loss or damage The course looks at when and how such clauses are used the approach taken by the courts and the role of legislation in this area

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Nov 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Nov 2017
    This free course focuses on the use of exclusion clauses in contracts. Exclusion...
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    Teaching for good behaviour

    The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our students This free course Teaching for good behaviour considers some of the factors that can contribute to misbehaviour in the classroom and some of the steps that we can take as teachers to reengage students with the learning process The course considers the format of lessons how lessons are delivered how to present lesson content in an interesting and creative way and the development of engaging lessonsPLEASE NOTEActivity 1 discusses the VAK to teaching which was an influential concept at the time of writing However now it has largely been discredited and should be approached with a critical eye

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 May 2019

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    The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our...
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    Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST)

    This free course Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training GICAST 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:

    26 Oct 2020

  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing This free course Writing what you know will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
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    Energy resources: Solar energy

    Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterize those two sources Each alternative source supplies energy continuall whether or not we use it and most have their origins in energy generated outside the Earth yet the potential of each is limited by its total supply set against its rate of use The Sun will radiate energy until it ceases thermonuclear fusion in around 5 billion years This free course Energy resources Solar energy explores the Sun as a potential source of usable energy

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

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    Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free...
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    An introduction to design engineering

    This free course An introduction to design engineering looks at the way in which engineers use ideas and approaches from the discipline of design thinking to inform their work The complexity that people bring to design problems is introduced along with some basic methods of dealing with such complexity

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Jun 2018
    This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which...
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    In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course In the night sky Orion you will explore the night sky discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets all through the constellation of Orion

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Feb 2020
    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • The business of film

    This free 12hour course explores the intriguing world of film production and illuminates the processes of film development distribution and finance

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 04 Mar 2020
    This free 12-hour course explores the intriguing world of film production, and...
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    An introduction to social work

    Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice This free course An introduction to social work begins by introducing key ideas values the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice You will then move on to look at social work with individuals Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2018

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    Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your...
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    Beginners’ French: Food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French In this free course Beginners French Food and drink you will also gain an insight into French societies and cultures through focusing on food and drink You will listen to French speakers in a variety of situations and you will be provided with some skills for coping with reading texts

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 May 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 May 2019
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Understanding and managing risk

    This free course Understanding and managing risk provides an introduction to financial risk management The processes of risk identification risk measurement and risk management are explored The course then goes on to examine reputational risk and operational risk It concludes with an examination of the subject of behavioural finance and what this can contribute to our understanding of risk taking and risk management

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2019

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    Understanding and managing risk
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 13 Nov 2019
    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to...
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    Cell signalling

    This free course Cell signalling explains the general principles of signal transduction and specifically how even the simplest organisms can detect and respond to events in their everchanging environment

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

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    This free course, Cell signalling, explains the general principles of signal...
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    Young people’s wellbeing

    What do we mean by wellbeing for young people How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities and how can we improve young peoples mental and physical health This free course Young peoples wellbeing will examine the range of factors affecting young peoples wellbeing such as obesity binge drinking depression and behavioural problems

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Jun 2019

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    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...
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    Particle physics

    This free course Particle physics will give you an overview of current concepts and theories in the field You will learn about the fundamental components of matter known as leptons and quarks and the composite particles such as protons and neutrons which are composed of quarks You will see that all particle reactions may be described in terms of one of two fundamental interactions known as the strong and the weak interactions responsible for binding particles together and allowing them to change type respectively This OpenLearn science course was updated with the kind support ofDangoor Education340 the educational arm of The Exilarchs Foundation

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 06 Jan 2020
    This free course, Particle physics, will give you an overview of current concepts...
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    English in the world today

    How did English become the global force it is today This free course English in the world today explores the status of the language and its worldwide diversity It looks at how social and political factors influence peoples attitudes towards it and at the relationship between ones linguistic heritage and sense of identity

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2018

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    How did English become the global force it is today? This free course, English in...
  • Childhood in crisis?

    This free course Childhood in crisis explores an idea much repeated in minorityworld media that childhood is in crisis Looking at this idea is a starting point for the study of childhood You will consider the concept of childhood and the ways in which the notion of crisis may shape how children in the West are seen By completing the activities you will be introduced to different ways of understanding this idea and also asked to consider your own feelings in relation to it

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2018

  • Childhood in crisis?

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    Childhood in crisis?
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Oct 2018
    This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority...
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    Motivation and factors affecting motivation

    This free course explores the term motivation and factors affecting motivation This includes looking at the most influential theories of motivation that contribute to understanding the causes of motivation The motivation of sports people and people working in sport and fitness environments are used to help understand the theories presented

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course explores the term 'motivation' and factors affecting motivation....
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    Creative writing and critical reading

    This free course Creative writing and critical reading explores the importance of reading as part of a creative writers development at the postgraduate level You will gain inspiration and ideas from examining other writers methods as well as enhancing your critical reading skills Examples will cover the genres of fiction creative nonfiction poetry and scriptwriting

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    This free course, Creative writing and critical reading, explores the importance...
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    Three principles of a coaching approach

    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach Whether or not you recognise the use of a coaching approach in your workplace you will be able to use the learning in the course to enhance your daytoday interactions in your workplace

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jul 2019

  • Three principles of a coaching approach

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 09 Jul 2019
    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an...
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