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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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
Working in diverse teams free course icon level 1: introductory icon 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.

Free course
24 hrs
Розуміння проблем психічного здоров'я free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Розуміння проблем психічного здоров'я

За останнє століття відбулися радикальні зміни у реакції на людей, які мають проблеми з психічним здоров’ям. У цьому безкоштовному курсі «Осмислення проблем психічного здоров’я» ви дізнаєтесь про те, як ключові погляди в цій галузі сприяли осмисленню проблем психічного здоров’я людини. Безпосередньо пов’язуючи основні точки зору з тематичним ...

Free course
10 hrs
Developing business ideas for drone technologies free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Developing business ideas for drone technologies

Are you a drone pilot looking to explore the opportunity of expanding your offering in the agricultural, forestry and rural sectors? Are you a student interested in knowing how drones can impact positively on agricultural sustainability? Maybe you know very little about drones but would like to experiment with them in rural settings. In this ...

Free course
3 hrs
Data analysis: hypothesis testing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: hypothesis testing

Making decisions about the world based on data requires a process that bridges the gap between unstructured data and the decision. Statistical hypothesis testing helps decision-making by formulating beliefs about the world, including people, organisations or other objects, and formally testing these beliefs. In this free course, you will ...

Free course
9 hrs
Data analysis: visualisations in Excel free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: visualisations in Excel

Evidence comes in the form of qualitative or quantitative data about the world around you. It is not always obvious, however, how to structure, aggregate, analyse or interpret the data to help you make decisions. In this free course, you will look at how to use data to make decisions in a systematic way using Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel ...

Free course
6 hrs
Managing virtual project teams free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Managing virtual project teams

Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager needs all the traditional soft skills, and more. This free course, Managing virtual project teams, looks at knowledge and techniques which underpin team selection and then consider the additional ...

Free course
8 hrs
Human resources: recruitment and selection free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Human resources: recruitment and selection

Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield. If you are faced with appointing a new employee then this free course, Human resources: recruitment and selection, will provide a straightforward guide to the process: from writing job ...

Free course
12 hrs
Employment relations and employee engagement free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Employment relations and employee engagement

This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line of managerial strategies aimed at releasing employee ‘discretionary effort’ and aligning employee interests more closely with managerial goals, on the assumption that this will in turn boost ...

Free course
10 hrs
Hybrid working: starting in the workplace free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: starting in the workplace

Starting in a new workplace – whether it’s your first 'proper' job after finishing your education, or the next step in developing your career – can be exciting and scary. If it’s a hybrid organisation, and your first day is in a remote location rather than a physical workplace, that can be even more disorientating. This course aims to help you ...

Free course
7 hrs
Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step by step through the process of writing a SWOT analysis, with clear advice on selecting key information from a case study text, making concise notes, choosing an appropriate structure and using ...

Free course
8 hrs
Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO) free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of governance, and level of support, will vary considerably between projects of different types and complexity. This course, Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO), considers project ...

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7 hrs