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Leadership for inclusion: what can you do? free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Leadership for inclusion: what can you do?

This course will help you to develop your understanding of how to promote and support learning for all, within classrooms with a diverse student and staff population. It will encourage you to embrace your own capacity to lead at any level of an organisation. You will explore the tensions around collective responses and individualised challenges,...

Free course
9 hrs
Speeches and speech-making free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Speeches and speech-making

This free course, Speeches and speech-making, explores an aspect of language use where 'voices' and 'texts' converge: the art of speech-making.

Free course
1 hr
Everyday maths 1 free course icon

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 ...

Free course
48 hrs
How teams work free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

How teams work

This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.

Free course
10 hrs
Different types of business free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Different types of business

A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries. This free course introduces different types of business, depending on industry sector, size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses ...

Free course
3 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
Defnyddio gwaith gwirfoddol i gamu ymlaen yn y farchnad swyddi free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Defnyddio gwaith gwirfoddol i gamu ymlaen yn y farchnad swyddi

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

Free course
12 hrs
Step up to leadership free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

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 ...

Free course
4 hrs
Understanding mortgages free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Understanding mortgages

Understanding mortgages is a free, short course produced in collaboration with MoneySavingExpert.com.

Free course
2 hrs
The importance of interpersonal skills free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

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 ...

Free course
3 hrs
Organisations and the financial system free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Organisations and the financial system

Learn about the main types of financial resources available to organisations, how these funds can be used to start up a new business or sustain day-to-day operations, as well as develop long-term expansion plans.

Free course
8 hrs
Seeing institutions in different ways free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Society, Politics & Law

Seeing institutions in different ways

To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present institutions in three key ways: as rules and norms, as meanings and values and as big players. The rules govern social life and the norms establish how people should behave, while institutional development ...

Free course
12 hrs