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Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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.

Free course
15 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
Marketing in the 21st Century free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Marketing in the 21st Century

This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation, regardless of whether it is based in the private, public or non-profit sector. This is achieved through a variety of learning techniques, including case studies, videos, activities and group discussions....

Free course
6 hrs
Mastering systems thinking in practice free course icon level 3: advanced icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Mastering systems thinking in practice

This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems Thinking in Practice. It will help you develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skill boundaries. You will learn to think more holistically ...

Free course
24 hrs
Introducing the voluntary sector free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Introducing the voluntary sector

This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how organisations are funded and involve volunteers and other ‘stakeholders’ in their work. It will also provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as ...

Free course
24 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
Gweithio hybrid: cynllunio ar gyfer y dyfodol free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: cynllunio ar gyfer y dyfodol

Oherwydd pandemig COVID-19 yn 2020, bu rhaid i sefydliadau gynllunio ac addasu o fewn wythnos er mwyn symud eu gweithlu cyfan bron i weithio o bell, ac roedd yn rhaid i'r rheini a oedd yn gorfod aros 'ar y safle’ roi mesurau diogelwch ar waith yn gyflym. Roedd hwn yn ymateb byd-eang digynsail na fyddai llawer o sefydliadau wedi'u rhagweld a bu ...

Free course
12 hrs
Hybrid working: change management free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: change management

Change is one of the constants in life, especially for organisations who need to adapt and evolve to ensure they meet the needs of their end users, stakeholders and staff to ensure they thrive and succeed. The COVID-19 pandemic forced accelerated change throughout the world, which could not be planned for, and rapid change programmes where ...

Free course
6 hrs
Risk management free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Risk management

Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings have undermined an organisation and dented the credibility of its management. These failings have led to the demise of some companies – for example Lehman Brothers, World-Com and Enron. Worse than this, in many instances the failings have resulted in deaths and ...

Free course
24 hrs
Careers education and guidance free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Education & Development

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 ...

Free course
8 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
Pwysigrwydd sgiliau rhyngbersonol free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

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 ...

Free course
3 hrs