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The business of football free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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
Careers education and guidance (Chinese) free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Education & Development

Careers education and guidance (Chinese)

本免费课程是“职业生涯教育与指导”课程的中文翻译版本,英文原版也在本网站中提供。 This free course is the Chinese version of Careers education and guidance which is also available in English.

Free course
8 hrs
Entrepreneuriaeth Gwledig yng Nghymru free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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.

Free course
30 hrs
Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness, explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms. We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or ‘soft skills’ in sport and fitness, and in this unique course you’ll build valuable insights into ...

Free course
24 hrs
Developing your skills as an HR professional free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Developing your skills as an HR professional

This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional. You will practise learning reflectively and you will also develop the skills of organising yourself, managing time and stress, and working in teams or groups.

Free course
9 hrs
You and your money free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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.

Free course
12 hrs
Introducing technology and innovation management free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Introducing technology and innovation management

This free course will introduce you to technology and innovation management and is relevant to managers and students of technological innovation. You will learn about innovation types and processes, how innovation can add or create value, and about the management activities that underpin the innovation and value creation process. You do not ...

Free course
15 hrs
Justice, fairness and mediation free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Justice, fairness and mediation

This free course, Justice, fairness and mediation, considers the concepts of justice and fairness from various perspectives but mainly focuses on effective policing and community empowerment.

Free course
4 hrs
Leadership for inclusion: thinking it through free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Leadership for inclusion: thinking it through

This course will help you to think about your professional educational situation and the ways in which you can develop your practices alongside others. It will provide you with a better understanding of competing values within the school system and how to identify and build upon opportunities to lead and collaborate in this context. You will ...

Free course
8 hrs
Working in the voluntary sector free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Society, Politics & Law

Working in the voluntary sector

This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff, will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering, as well as to your every day life.

Free course
24 hrs
Understanding and managing risk free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Understanding and managing risk

This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification, risk measurement and risk management are explored. The course then goes on to examine reputational risk and operational risk. It concludes with an examination of the subject of behavioural finance and ...

Free course
20 hrs
Quantitative and qualitative research in finance free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance? What do they involve in practical terms, and what they can produce? This free course, Quantitative and qualitative research in finance, explores the underpinning methodologies, then looks at how research data are produced and how they are analysed. The course also ...

Free course
10 hrs