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  • Returning to STEM

    This free badged course Returning to STEM offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science technology engineering or mathematics STEM

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Returning to STEM
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...
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    Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course Working in the voluntary sector will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as to your every day life

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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 online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Succeed in the workplace

    Do you want to change jobs are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break If so then this free course Succeed in the workplace is for you It will help you explore career opportunities You will also gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms and to handle different types of interviews By the end of the course you will have made a start on your own realistic and strong action plan to enable you to find a job that will fulfil your aspirations and suit your lifestyle

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Succeed in the workplace
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be...
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    Succeed with maths – Part 2

    This free course Succeed with maths Part 2 is a sequel to Part 1 in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples The course takes a look at measurement of length mass and volume negative numbers and how to use these scientific notation based upon powers of 10 shapes and how to calculate their properties before finally turning to how to construct and read from tables charts and graphs It provides a solid foundation for you to continue with studies in any subject which requires some degree of mathematical knowledge

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Succeed with maths – Part 2

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you...
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    Taking your first steps into higher education

    What is university study like Is it for me If you are asking yourself these questions this free course is for you Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study You will be looking at three main areas arts and humanities the social sciences and maths technology and science

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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
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    Environment: understanding atmospheric and ocean flows

    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows This free course Environment understanding atmospheric and ocean flows explores the mechanisms that are important the most rapid carrier is the wind The basic principle of global atmospheric circulation is simple warm air rises and cold air sinks How does this principle affect the atmosphere and flow of water in practical terms Starting with an iconic environmental icon the polar bear you will learn how global flows of water heat and pollution are affecting the Arctic region and changing our world

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

  • Environment: understanding atmospheric and ocean flows

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Jan 2020
    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows? This free course, Environment:...
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    Rising China and Africa's development: oil

    China has emerged as a global economic superpower over the past few decades This has sparked intense academic and popular debate about the longterm implications of its continued growth The expansion of China into African countries in pursuit of natural resources has incited particular controversy does it spell increased cooperation between developing countries for mutual benefit or are Chinese practices largely exploitative signalling a new phase of neocolonialism This free course Rising China and Africas development oil considers the impact of the rise of China on Africas development through the lens of oil production

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

  • Rising China and Africa's development: oil

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Jan 2020
    China has emerged as a global economic superpower over the past few decades. This...
  • An introduction to exoplanets

    By Dr Carole Haswell, Dr Jo Barstow Eberhardt

    This free course An introduction to exoplanets introduces our galaxys population of planets and some of their many surprises It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our Galaxy

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

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    An introduction to exoplanets
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Jan 2020
    This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's...
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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

  • Environment: treading lightly on the Earth

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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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    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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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2020

  • Particle physics

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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...
  • Learning from sport burnout and overtraining

    By Ben Oakley

    Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes coaches and others involved If unable to cope with these stresses they may be vulnerable to developing burnout This free course Learning from sport burnout and overtraining examines burnout in sport from various perspectives including both the coachs and athletes perspective Drawing on real life case studies it explores how coaches can recognise and prevent burnout in athletes and investigates the prevention and treatment of burnout in coaches This course is for you if you are interested in developing an holistic understanding of burnout in sport

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2020

  • Learning from sport burnout and overtraining

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    Learning from sport burnout and overtraining
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 03 Jan 2020
    Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes, coaches and others involved. If...
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    Understanding economic inequality

    This free course Understanding economic inequality explores the causes of economic inequality in modern times and its consequences for success for the economy The course will encourage you to reflect on your personal experiences of inequality before looking at how the issue is approached in economics You will study some of the different dimensions of economic inequality and learn about the main debates on its role in achieving economic success You will also have the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of a prime minister and explore what can be done to make economies less unequal

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2020

  • Understanding economic inequality

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Jan 2020
    This free course, Understanding economic inequality, explores the causes of...
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    Toys and engineering materials

    This free course Toys and engineering materials introduces engineering in context It explores the variation in materials and composite materials and provides reallife examples of material use in the manufacture of toys and how the development of materials over time has influenced design

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2020

  • Toys and engineering materials

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Jan 2020
    This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in...
  • 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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    Free course

    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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    The science of nuclear energy

    This free course The science of nuclear energy will delve into the science behind nuclear power and explain what happens inside a nuclear reactor and what it means for an element to be radioactive It will explore some of the risks of producing nuclear power and examine the arguments for and against including it in future energy planning as well as looking at other potential future solutions

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • The science of nuclear energy

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    This free course, The science of nuclear energy, will delve into the science...
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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course The First World War trauma and memory you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma its treatments and its representation You will focus not only on the trauma experienced by combatants but also the effects of the First World War on civilian populations

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    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • The First World War: trauma and memory

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Panic attacks what they are and what to do about themis a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks for their family and friends and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

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    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that...
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    Talk the talk

    This free course introduces the mechanics of effective persuasive oral presentations by giving you the opportunity to analyse examples and then create your own Using resources such as TED Talk videos you will see how experts deliver professional talks and famous speeches observe what works and identify how language connects ideas and keeps a listener engaged

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2019

  • Talk the talk

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 Dec 2019
    This free course introduces the mechanics of effective, persuasive oral...
  • Introduction to ecosystems

    If we dont grasp why ecosystems function it becomes harder to determine possible reasons for when they dont and makes it difficult to identify possible environmental threats to humans In this free course Introduction to ecosystems you will discover how organisms are linked together by complex interrelationships how such links are studied and how the physical properties of a particular habitat interact with the organisms that inhabit it Using case studies you will come to learn how knowledge of ecosystems leads to understanding of their individual importance and how they can be preserved

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Dec 2019

  • Introduction to ecosystems

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    Introduction to ecosystems
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Dec 2019
    If we don't grasp why ecosystems function, it becomes harder to determine possible...
  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

    Strategic planning systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving complex situations The ideas correspond with three core activities of firstly understanding interrelationships secondly engaging with multiple perspectives and thirdly reflecting on boundary judgements

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Dec 2019

  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

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    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Dec 2019
    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core...
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    Managing my investments

    Gain the skills to manage your investments analyse portfolio risk and plan your pension with this free online course

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Dec 2019

  • Managing my investments

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Dec 2019
    Gain the skills to manage your investments: analyse portfolio risk and plan your...
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    Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    This free course Beginners German Food and drink provides materials that support the development of listening reading writing and speaking skills The content focuses on food restaurants and eating habits The course also gives examples of how grammar vocabulary cultural aspects and study skills are taught by the OU in the Beginners German module

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2019

  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Dec 2019
    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials that...
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    Exploring career mentoring and coaching

    This free course Exploring career mentoring and coaching will explain what mentors and career coaches do and how a colleague or expert who can ask the right questions challenge assumptions and help an individual to find the best solutions for themselves can make a significant difference in a wide range of situations and contexts

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2019

  • Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Exploring career mentoring and coaching, will explain what...
  • Leadership and followership

    This free course Leadership and followership will help you to explore what makes a good leader recognise common leadership challenges and identify the skills you need to develop if you want to enhance your own leadership experience

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2019

  • Leadership and followership

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    Leadership and followership
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
  • Understanding your sector

    This free course Understanding your sector will help you to understand the difference between sectors industries and professions It will also help you to gain the inside knowledge to impress in applications and at interviews and to put together an action plan that is tailored to you

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Dec 2019

  • Understanding your sector

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    Understanding your sector
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
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