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The importance of interpersonal skills free course icon Level

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The importance of interpersonal skills

To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance of interpersonal skills, will help you gain an awareness of your own skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work ...

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3 hrs
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Step up to leadership

This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and communication in the context of policing with the community. This particular course focuses on the challenge of leadership and leading change in an ever-changing policing context. It provides insights to help individuals become more effective leaders of teams ...

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4 hrs
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Careers education and guidance free course icon Level

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Careers education and guidance

Successful transitions – whether from lower secondary to upper secondary, into work-based training or university, or into work at any age – are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. This free course, Careers education and guidance (CEG), discusses ...

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8 hrs
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You and your money free course icon Level

Money & Business

You and your money

An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access. This free course, You and your money, explores these issues, with respect to the wider, changing, social and economic context.

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12 hrs
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Understanding organisational value free course icon Level

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Understanding organisational value

All organisations must find new ways that benefit both their stakeholders and society. This means constantly improving their processes, goods and services. In the 21st century, new ideals of collaboration, inclusion, and equality are challenging more narrow market-based notions. This free course, Understanding organisational value, will explore ...

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7 hrs
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Entrepreneuriaeth Gwledig yng Nghymru free course icon Level

Money & Business

Entrepreneuriaeth Gwledig yng Nghymru

Beth yw'r materion pwysig i'w hystyried wrth ddechrau neu redeg busnes bach mewn amgylchedd gwledig? Bydd yr uned astudio hon yn eich cyflwyno i rai syniadau a modelau a fydd yn eich helpu i weithio allan yr hyn rydych am ei wneud gyda'ch syniad busnes ac ystyried effaith byw mewn lleoliad gwledig.

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30 hrs
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Pwysigrwydd sgiliau rhyngbersonol free course icon Level

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Pwysigrwydd sgiliau rhyngbersonol

Er mwyn llwyddo fel rheolwr, mae angen sgiliau rhyngbersonol da arnoch, mae angen i chi ddeall sut i ymdrin â phobl eraill. Bydd yr uned hon yn eich helpu i feithrin ymwybyddiaeth o'ch sgiliau ac i ddeall y gall ymwybyddiaeth o sgiliau rhyngbersonol pobl eraill fod o gymorth mawr i ni wrth ymdrin â'r tasgau gwaith rydym yn gyfrifol ...

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3 hrs
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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting free course icon Level

Money & Business

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.

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8 hrs
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Effective communication in the workplace free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

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 ...

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24 hrs
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Leadership challenges in turbulent times free course icon Level

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Leadership challenges in turbulent times

Welcome to Leadership challenges in turbulent times, a free course offered by the Open University. We are excited to join you on your journey to explore leadership in the turbulent times that we live in.

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6 hrs
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Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations free course icon Level

Money & Business

Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

This free course, Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations, will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. The course is aimed at people who work within voluntary organisations as paid staff or as volunteers or for people who work regularly with voluntary organisations, such as ...

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24 hrs
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Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations free course icon Level

Money & Business

Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations

This free course, Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations, provides an opportunity for people who work within voluntary organisations, as paid employees or staff, to develop energetic, practical and thoughtful leadership practice.

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15 hrs