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Using data to aid organisational change free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Using data to aid organisational change

This free course explores how to use data to inform a change you would like to make within your business or organisational context. It looks at the type of evidence you can gather to inform your proposed change, and how to evaluate data with a view to using it as part of this transformation. Specifically, you will learn about internal and ...

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10 hrs
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Exploring evidence-based policing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Exploring evidence-based policing

This course, Exploring evidence-based policing, examines the basic elements of evidence-based policing and gives insight into how more evidence-based approaches can inform better policing practice.

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4 hrs
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Business models in strategic management free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Business models in strategic management

In this free course, Business models in strategic management, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of business models as they have developed in strategy literature. In particular, you will explore the emergence of the business model idea, types of business models and how business models can be designed.

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10 hrs
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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.

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4 hrs
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Decision trees and dealing with uncertainty free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Decision trees and dealing with uncertainty

This free course introduces basic ideas of probability. It focuses on dealing with uncertainty in a financial context and explores decision trees, a powerful decision-making technique, which can help you to simplify and formulate business decisions. The course also includes videos that introduce the key ideas and guide you through numerous ...

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5 hrs
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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.

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4 hrs
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Understanding your customers free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Understanding your customers

This free course, Understanding your customers, is a short introduction to understanding customers. The course underlines the relevance of understanding customers as individuals, members of society and members of organisations. It clarifies some key marketing concepts and terminology and highlights some differences between consumer and ...

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8 hrs
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Companies and financial accounting free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Companies and financial accounting

This free course, Companies and financial accounting, introduces you to the legal characteristics of limited companies and how limited companies raise finance through ordinary shares and loan capital. It also introduces the interests of company stakeholders, and looks at three different perspectives on companies and their role in society. ...

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6 hrs
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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.

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8 hrs
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The economics of flood insurance free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Society, Politics & Law

The economics of flood insurance

This course shows how some of the theories and tools of economics can be applied to understanding and tackling the problem of flood risk in the UK. With the incidence of flooding rising due to climate change, this is an increasingly important policy issue worldwide. You will gain insights into the practical use of economics in a ...

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6 hrs
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Internships and other work experiences free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Internships and other work experiences

In this free course, Internships and other work experiences, you’ll begin by learning more about what an internship is and how it might differ from other forms of work experience. You’ll find out what you can gain personally and professionally, and consider the practicalities of obtaining work experience, from how to choose what’s right for you,...

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24 hrs
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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