Skills for work

Skills for work

Enhance your work skills without committing to full-time study.

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A freelance career in the creative arts free course icon Level Badge icon

History & The Arts

A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

Free course
24 hrs
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Money & Business

Understanding your sector

This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also help you to gain the inside knowledge to impress in applications and at interviews and to put together an action plan that is tailored to you.

Free course
24 hrs
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Education & Development

Teaching mathematics

This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for non-specialist mathematics teachers of 8 to 14 year olds, teaching assistants, home schoolers and parents and draws on the established provision of mathematics education at the Open University. It can also be used as Continuing Professional Development by individuals or groups ...

Free course
24 hrs
Strategic planning for online learning free course icon Level

Education & Development

Strategic planning for online learning

Become a digitally-informed and empowered school leader and learn how to help your school respond more effectively to technology-driven change through COVID-19 and beyond. This free course will help secondary school leaders make decisions about the provision and use of online learning. School leaders in secondary education need to plan digital ...

Free course
10 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Promoting the effective management of children’s pain

This free course will focus on the promotion of effective management of children’s pain, through the use of a pain management framework. The information presented will enable you to gain knowledge and insight into evidence-based practice, in relation to delivering effective pain management for children.

Free course
4 hrs
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So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place globally, you will learn about the four fields of nursing in the UK, what nurse training involves, as well as what makes a great nurse. This ...

Free course
6 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law

Capacity and demand management

This free course, Capacity and demand management, is part of the series focusing on leadership, decision-making and communication in the context of policing within the community. This course focuses on the use of data to make decisions, using actions taken in managing capacity and demand as the applied example. The course uses examples not ...

Free course
5 hrs
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Succeed with maths: part 1 free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Succeed with maths: part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Free course
24 hrs
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Applying to study for a PhD in psychology free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Applying to study for a PhD in psychology

This free OpenLearn course is for psychology students and graduates who are interested in PhD study at some future point. Even if you have met PhD students and heard about their projects, it is likely that you have only a vague idea of what PhD study entails. This course is intended to give you more information.

Free course
6 hrs
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Astronomy with an online telescope free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Astronomy with an online telescope

This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains. You will develop a hands-on understanding of telescopic observations using the Open University’s own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife. Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars...

Free course
24 hrs
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Education & Development

How to write a CV

A CV (curriculum vitae) is a brief account of your education, qualifications, skills and work-based experience, used mainly when applying for a job. Your CV is your first opportunity to tell an employer what you can do. A well written CV can make the difference between getting an interview and not being considered for the role.

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Using data to aid organisational change free course icon Level

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 ...

Free course
10 hrs