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Making sense of mental health problems free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Making sense of mental health problems

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect ...

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10 hrs
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Exploring issues in women's health free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Exploring issues in women's health

This free course, Exploring issues in women's health, will introduce social model approaches to health and wellbeing, which take as their starting point not the scientific context of the body, but the social context in which women live. The focus is on women and the impact of social and cultural factors on women's health. The course touches...

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3 hrs
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Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

This free course, Entrepreneurship: from ideas to reality, is about starting and running your own business. Using case studies it will take you through the decisions from generating initial ideas through to deciding what you will do and how to establish your business and grow it. It will guide you through business models, funding options, ...

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24 hrs
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Defnyddio gwaith gwirfoddol i gamu ymlaen yn y farchnad swyddi free course icon Level

Money & Business

Defnyddio gwaith gwirfoddol i gamu ymlaen yn y farchnad swyddi

Mae'r course hon yn ystyried i sut y gall ymgymryd â gwaith gwirfoddol wella eich cyfleoedd cyflogaeth.

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12 hrs
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Understanding the environment: Learning and communication free course icon Level

Nature & Environment

Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

This is the second course in the 'Understanding the environment' series. For more information, see the introductory session here.

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12 hrs
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Money & Business

Discovering management

This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the manager. It covers management activities looking at leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management.

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15 hrs
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Managing my money free course icon Level

Money & Business

Managing my money

This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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24 hrs
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Empowering communities free course icon Level

Money & Business

Empowering communities

This free course, Empowering communities, discusses the most common forms of community empowerment, and explores the barriers to community empowerment and ways that these can be overcome. It will conclude by looking at crime and criminality: a particular challenge that can arise if communities are not sufficiently empowered and supported.

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4 hrs
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Managing my financial journey free course icon Level

Money & Business

Managing my financial journey

This free course, Managing my financial journey, explores the history of the financial services industry in the UK and its transformation following the global financial crisis. The institutional landscape following the crisis, recent developments to financial products and the regulation of the industry are examined.

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12 hrs
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Working in diverse teams free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

Working in diverse teams

This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in them. It will increase your confidence in marketing this key skill to employers as well improve your ability to perform well in teams you are currently part of.

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Everyday maths 1

This free course, Everyday maths 1, is designed to bring your learning to life, inspiring you to improve your current maths skills or helping you to remember any areas that you may have forgotten. Working through the examples and interactive activities in this course will help you to, among other things, run a household or make progress in your ...

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48 hrs
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Personal branding for career success free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business

Personal branding for career success

This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one. You’ll look in detail at theories and examples of personal branding, and relevant marketing processes and practices. You’ll identify the values, skills, knowledge and expertise that you want to promote to employers, and ...

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24 hrs