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Croeso: Beginners' Welsh free course icon Level

Languages 

Croeso: Beginners' Welsh

This free course, Croeso: Beginners' Welsh, is taken from Croeso, a beginners' language module that concentrates on Welsh as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Welsh societies and cultures through printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Welsh. The course focuses on basic greetings and introductions, numbers and days of the week. By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in communicating in Welsh, and you will be able to understand language used by speakers from different areas of Wales. You will develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Welsh.

Free course
4 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Wellbeing and mental health collection

The mental health and wellbeing collection (Wales) provides a hub of free, bilingual resources that aim to promote positive wellbeing and support good mental health.

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Understanding devolution in Wales free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

Understanding devolution in Wales

This free course charts the transformation of the Welsh devolution settlement in the 20 years following the referendum on devolution in 1997. You will consider how an Assembly with minimal public support and limited law-making powers became a Parliament with the power to set taxes. You will explore some of the biggest challenges facing politics in Wales today, from debates over the size of the Senedd and lack of scrutiny to questions of funding fairness and judicial independence. Using video, audio and interactive elements, this course brings the debates dominating Welsh politics to life.

Free course
12 hrs
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History & The Arts 

Blaenau Gwent REACH

An online exhibition celebrating the people and stories of Blaenau Gwent in south east Wales.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia: Intellectuals At the Margins

Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia, both born in 1921, were two notable intellectuals, novelists and critics. Geoff Andrews explores their lives and legacies in this article. 

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Education & Development 

About University Ready

Free resources from universities in Wales to help you take your first steps into higher education.

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St David’s Day and the role of the crowd in perceptions of Welsh musical identity article icon

History & The Arts 

St David’s Day and the role of the crowd in perceptions of Welsh musical identity

St David’s Day is always an occasion when ideas about Welsh musicality get repeated. Dr Martin V Clarke talks about the sporting crowd and the supporting role it plays in positioning Wales as the ‘land of song’.  

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History & The Arts 

Butetown Carnival: past, present, and future

Keith Murrell, organiser of Cardiff’s iconic Butetown Carnival, explores its intricate past and bright future as a celebration of Butetown’s multicultural community, and addresses the injustices faced along the way.

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Teamwork: an introduction for school governors (Wales) free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Teamwork: an introduction for school governors (Wales)

This course will introduce you to the importance of teams and partnership in an educational context. This Badged Open Course is part of a collection of training resources for school governors in Wales.

Free course
5 hrs
An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales) free course icon Level

Education & Development 

An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales)

This free course, An Introduction to Leadership for Governors, provides a brief introduction to the field of educational leadership. This Badged Open Course is part of a collection of training resources for school governors in Wales.

Free course
5 hrs
Inclusive education: knowing what we mean (Wales) free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Inclusive education: knowing what we mean (Wales)

This course introduces school governors to the contested area of educational inclusion. This Badged Open Course is part of a collection of training resources for school governors in Wales.

Free course
5 hrs
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Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales) free course icon

Education & Development 

Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales)

Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time and particularly in Wales. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to productive teamwork.

Free course
4 hrs
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