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Education & Development 

Dance skills

Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills, but it isn't always possible to possess expertise in every type of dance style and technique. Having the knowledge and experience to teach African Dance forms, Jazz Dance or Hip Hop to students is a great way of introducing them to a variety of styles and can be a rich and rewarding process. However, many teachers in schools and colleges work within a Contemporary Dance style because it will have been the basis of their education and training. In this free course, Dance skills, it is also the main point of reference.

Free course
12 hrs
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Money & Business 

Understand your relationship with money

Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial wellbeing. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Thinking Allowed 2019

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

Radio Programme
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Money & Business 

Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step by step through the process of writing a SWOT analysis, with clear advice on selecting key information from a case study text, making concise notes, choosing an appropriate structure and using language effectively. You will learn how to write a formal report including recommendations, based on a case study analysis of the British company, Brompton Bicycle.

Free course
8 hrs
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Money & Business 

Understand your relationship with money

Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial wellbeing. 

Activity
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Money & Business 

The Bottom Line 2019

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

Radio Programme
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Children and young people: food and food marketing free course icon Level 3 icon

Education & Development 

Children and young people: food and food marketing

This free course, Children and young people: food and food marketing, examines food as a health issue and addresses children and young people’s agency and their rights. It addresses obesity, food marketing and also food as a way of expressing children’s and young people’s identities (family, class, cultural, generational). Discussing key issues that in research and thinking about food, including how policies tackling obesity are framed, it draws across work from Childhood and Youth Studies and Psychology to challenge the rhetoric of 'healthy choices' and consider why it's essential to go beyond the individual to understand systems and environments that currently fail children and their health. The following video explores the concepts covered in this course.  

Free course
8 hrs
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Education & Development 

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get started...

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Education & Development 

School

School follows the experiences of pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders, across an academic year.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

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.

Free course
24 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Coming soon: Exploring learning disabilities

How can people with learning disabilities be better supported in society? 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2019

Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

Radio Programme
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The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms free course icon Level 3 icon

History & The Arts 

The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the culture and identity of the Roman Empire. Terms such as 'Roman Empire' and 'imperium' will be introduced in the context of the formation and expansion of the empire, and the course will provide you with the background for further study of the Roman Empire.

Free course
14 hrs
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History & The Arts 

Promoting equality through the Arts

Budding stars of the stage performed to highlight all people are equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities.

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History & The Arts 

Genius of the Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

TV Programme
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Languages 

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.

Free course
5 hrs
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Languages 

A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

Cinemas have re-released 'A Clockwork Orange' as part of thhe British Film Institute's celebration of Stanley Kubrick. Here Philip Seargeant delves into the famous and film, and dystopia in popular culture.

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Languages 

Rome Unpacked

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Rome for the greatest food and art that they can find.

TV Programme
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Nature & Environment 

Aquatic mammals

Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common, which justifies the inclusion of diverse types within a single group. Although mammals evolved on land, a number of species have become adapted to spending part or all of their lives in water and it is these mammals that you are going to concentrate on in this course. You will meet some aquatic mammals, find out how we can study them, consider their evolutionary history and read about human impacts on one iconic group.

Free course
5 hrs
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Nature & Environment 

Satellite observations reveal a dynamic Arctic under a changing climate

Earth is changing rapidly. Satellites play a crucial role in monitoring these changes. Dr. Kadmiel Maseyk explores what they have detected...

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Nature & Environment 

Blue Planet II

Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

TV Programme
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The oceans

The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, The oceans, you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the properties of the water that fills them, what drives the ocean circulation and how the oceans influence our climate.

Free course
15 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Geology toolkit

Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape features and safety tips.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Earth From Space

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective.

TV Programme
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Society, Politics & Law 

The value of coffee

This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a daily basis with circuits of economic and cultural value, hearing from coffee farmers and consumers in different parts of the world.

Free course
3 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Crime Scene Officer

Put yourself in a crime scene officer's shoes and try to solve a suspected murder when time and resources are tight. Can you link the suspects to the forensic evidence? 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Thinking Allowed 2019

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

Radio Programme