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Hybrid working: skills for leadership free course icon Level

Money & Business

Hybrid working: skills for leadership

This course will give you an opportunity to reflect on who you are as a hybrid leader and how you want to develop. It will help you understand how to empathise with your workforce and how to adapt your communication skills when working in the office and when working remotely. It will prompt you to start thinking about how you can encourage your ...

Free course
10 hrs
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Gweithio hybrid: sgiliau ar gyfer arwain free course icon Level

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: sgiliau ar gyfer arwain

Bydd y cwrs hwn yn rhoi cyfle i chi adfyfyrio ar bwy ydych chi fel arweinydd hybrid a sut rydych chi eisiau datblygu. Bydd yn eich helpu i ddeall sut i ddangos empathi â'ch gweithlu a sut i addasu eich sgiliau cyfathrebu wrth weithio yn y swyddfa ac wrth weithio o bell. Bydd yn eich annog i ddechrau meddwl sut y gallwch ysgogi eich gweithle i ...

Free course
10 hrs
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The business of football free course icon Level

Money & Business

The business of football

This free course, The business of football, was produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by men's and women's football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course is for you.

Free course
15 hrs
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Academi Arian MSE free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

Academi Arian MSE

Mae'r Brifysgol Agored wedi ymuno â MoneySavingExpert (MSE) i gynhyrchu'r cwrs rhad ac am ddim newydd hwn i roi'r sgiliau a'r wybodaeth i chi feistroli eich arian. Ysgrifennwyd y cwrs gan y Brifysgol Agored, gyda chyngor ac arweiniad MSE.

Free course
12 hrs
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MSE’s Academy of Money free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

MSE’s Academy of Money

The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances. Packed with videos, audios, quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete.

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12 hrs
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Developing career resilience free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

Developing career resilience

Do you sometimes wish you were more resilient when faced with changes at work? Do you have career plans but feel unsure about progressing with them? If you do, then this free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to build your resilience and approach career-related change with greater confidence and motivation.

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24 hrs
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Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role

Are you a carer? Or do you work with a carer, or know someone who one? This free course, Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role, is designed to give an insight into the demands, both physically and mentally, of the caring role and look at how taking part in physical activity can offer benefits to the health and wellbeing ...

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6 hrs
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Retirement planning made easy free course icon Level

Money & Business

Retirement planning made easy

This free course on money and retirement planning has been produced by The Open University in collaboration with Legal & General.

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4 hrs
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Midlife MOT: wealth, work and wellbeing free course icon Level

Money & Business

Midlife MOT: wealth, work and wellbeing

Introducing your Midlife MOT. Your midlife years – that is, when you’re between about 40 and 60 – will probably be a very hectic time indeed. You might have ended up in a challenging job, or you might be working hard to get one. You could be looking after the kids, your parents or maybe both. Maybe you’re putting time and energy into a whole new...

Free course
4 hrs
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A freelance career in the creative arts free course icon Level Badge icon

History & The Arts

A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

Free course
24 hrs
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Challenging ideas in mental health free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

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 life's 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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8 hrs
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Using data to aid organisational change free course icon Level

Money & Business

Using data to aid organisational change

This free course explores how to use data to inform a change you would like to make within your business or organisational context. It looks at the type of evidence you can gather to inform your proposed change, and how to evaluate data with a view to using it as part of this transformation. Specifically, you will learn about internal and ...

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10 hrs