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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. You'll cover areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, written communication and using your communication skills to overcome challenging situations.

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24 hrs
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Managing my money for young adults

This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget effectively, and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future.

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24 hrs
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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 double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

Free course
8 hrs
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Retirement planning made easy

This free course on money and retirement planning has been produced by The Open University in collaboration with Legal & General.     Planning your retirement is probably the most important aspect of financial planning for you to consider. Making the right decisions and building a sound financial plan can help to ensure that you have the quality of life in retirement that you aspire to. Watch the following video in which Emma Byron, Managing Director of Legal & General Retirement Solutions, talks about some of the things you need to consider when planning your retirement and how this course can help you.   Transcript68 This course sets out the series of stepping-stones to a financially secure retirement. As Emma explains, most people approaching retirement now have more options both about when to retire and about how they use the pension 'pots' they have built up. This course examines these options to help you decide with confidence which are right for you. You'll look at what you can do if your pension is not sufficient to cover your spending needs in retirement, and learn about the impact of divorce and bereavement on pensions and household finances. You will explore a mixture of reading, short videos and activities, and there's a quiz at the end for you to check your understanding. Please note: the content of this course relates to the UK, although there are some parts that generally apply when planning for retirement, such as forecasting your expected spending and identifying all the sources of pension income.

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4 hrs
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Business support for small and medium-sized enterprises

Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. With lives and livelihoods affected, many organisations are trying to reimagine the future. Studying our free business courses and interactives will help improve your skills and knowledge in business fundamentals, with additional courses tailored to the unique challenges the voluntary sector faces. 

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Systems explained by Humberto Maturana

In May 2021, Humberto Maturana, a Chilean Biologist, died aged 92. In these videos he explains the differences between information transfer within biological and non-biological systems.

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