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Marketing communications as a strategic function free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Marketing communications as a strategic function

Marketing communications help to define an organisation's relationship with its customers. This free course, Marketing communications as a strategic function, emphasises the strategic importance of such communication and its long-term effect on consumers. Communication models can act as a predictive guide, but in the end it is important to ...

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6 hrs
Supply chain sustainability free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Supply chain sustainability

To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which they operate, they also have to consider issues of sustainability in their supply chain strategies. These issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and also encompass ...

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8 hrs
Conversations and interviews free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Conversations and interviews

This free course, Conversations and interviews, explores how to ask and answer questions in interviews and conversations.

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5 hrs
Contemporary issues in managing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Contemporary issues in managing

This free online course, Contemporary issues in managing, introduces three contemporary approaches (managing through organisational culture, managing through internal marketing, and managing through collective leadership). These approaches require you to think critically and challenge ideas and received wisdom.

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8 hrs
Engaging with children and young people free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Engaging with children and young people

This free course, Engaging with children and young people, explores how police engage with children and young people and how this can be approached differently.

Free course
4 hrs
Challenging ideas in mental health free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Challenging ideas in mental health

Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned, especially people experiencing mental distress. It explores ideas and practice in mental health, and will appeal to a wide range of people.

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8 hrs
Commercial awareness free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Commercial awareness

This short course encourages you to look across your organisation, at your place within it and the value you create. It considers how getting different perspectives and widening existing ones within your organisation can enhance commercial awareness.

Free course
2 hrs
Gweithio hybrid: datblygu sefydliadol free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: datblygu sefydliadol

Achosodd pandemig COVID-19 i sawl sefydliad orfod newid ffordd o weithio'r gweithlu, a hynny o bell, yn gyflym iawn yn 2020. Mae'r weithred o ddychwelyd i arferion gweithio mewn swyddfa cyn y pandemig wedi bod yn araf, gyda sawl sefydliad nawr yn awyddus i weithio mewn modd hyblyg. Mae gweithio hybrid, er hynny, yn cyflwyno heriau newydd sy'n ...

Free course
21 hrs
Sure, I know how to talk to people! free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Sure, I know how to talk to people!

This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and communication in the context of policing within the community. This particular session focuses on communication skills and specifically looks at how to build rapport and get the most out of conversations in community settings. It introduces a psychological model ...

Free course
4 hrs
Exploring depression free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Exploring depression

This free advanced level course, Exploring depression, serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health. Focusing on depression, you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis, causes and interventions. You will also begin to explore theoretical models, biological and psychological explanations, and look at ...

Free course
7 hrs
Enacting European Citizenship (ENACT) free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Enacting European Citizenship (ENACT)

The term 'European citizenship' triggers an immediate association with the European Union, its member states, and people who are citizens of those states. This free course, Enacting European Citizenship (ENACT), develops another way of thinking about European citizenship whereby European citizenship need not be granted by the state, limited to ...

Free course
10 hrs
Understanding operations management free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Understanding operations management

Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function, whether producing goods or services or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. In addition, this OpenLearn course discusses the role of ...

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4 hrs