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Data analysis: hypothesis testing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: hypothesis testing

Making decisions about the world based on data requires a process that bridges the gap between unstructured data and the decision. Statistical hypothesis testing helps decision-making by formulating beliefs about the world, including people, organisations or other objects, and formally testing these beliefs. In this free course, you will ...

Free course
9 hrs
Data analysis: visualisations in Excel free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: visualisations in Excel

Evidence comes in the form of qualitative or quantitative data about the world around you. It is not always obvious, however, how to structure, aggregate, analyse or interpret the data to help you make decisions. In this free course, you will look at how to use data to make decisions in a systematic way using Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel ...

Free course
6 hrs
Managing my investments free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Managing my investments

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

Free course
24 hrs
Introducing Black leadership free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Society, Politics & Law

Introducing Black leadership

In this free course, you will develop skills to empower yourself as a leader. Guided by the Five Ps model of leadership (person, process, position, product and purpose), you will learn about the challenges and possibilities of Black leadership. Developing skills in communication, critical analysis and teamwork will promote competence in a wide ...

Free course
24 hrs
Inclusive Leadership: Collaborating for professional development free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Inclusive Leadership: Collaborating for professional development

This free course will enable leaders and aspiring leaders in a range of educational settings to consider different approaches to leading inclusive professional development. Students will be introduced to concepts and practices for collaborative enquiry and contextually relevant professional development. They will be encouraged to reflect on how ...

Free course
8 hrs
Inclusive Leadership: Effecting change free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Inclusive Leadership: Effecting change

This free course will enable leaders and aspiring leaders in a range of educational settings to reflect on key concepts for inclusive leadership. They will be introduced to the influence of values and emotions in leadership and consider how underpinning principles of social justice can change leadership relationships and interactions. Students ...

Free course
8 hrs
Developing business ideas for drone technologies free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Developing business ideas for drone technologies

Are you a drone pilot looking to explore the opportunity of expanding your offering in the agricultural, forestry and rural sectors? Are you a student interested in knowing how drones can impact positively on agricultural sustainability? Maybe you know very little about drones but would like to experiment with them in rural settings. In this ...

Free course
3 hrs
Gweithio hybrid: llesiant a chynhwysiant free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: llesiant a chynhwysiant

Sut mae eich gweithlu yn teimlo? Pa effaith gafodd y 'newid i weithio ar-lein' ar ôl COVID-19, a'r ymarfer a phrosesau sydd wedi dilyn, ar lesiant staff? Bydd y cwrs hwn yn archwilio'r hyn a olygir gan lesiant yn y gweithle mewn byd gweithio hybrid - pwy sydd â'r cyfrifoldeb ohono, yr heriau a wynebir wrth ei greu a'i gynnal, a'r buddiannau i'ch...

Free course
12 hrs
Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion

How is your workforce doing? What impact did the post-COVID-19 ‘pivot to online’ and the processes and practices that have followed have on staff wellbeing? This course will explore what workplace wellbeing means in a hybrid working world – whose responsibility it is, the challenges involved in creating and maintaining it, and the benefits it ...

Free course
12 hrs
Managing my money for young adults free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

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.

Free course
24 hrs
Retirement planning made easy free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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.

Free course
4 hrs
Midlife MOT: wealth, work and wellbeing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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