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Collaborative problem solving for community safety free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Collaborative problem solving for community safety

This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community-based public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems, and how to implement them in a community setting.

Free course
16 hrs
Understanding organisational value free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Understanding organisational value

All organisations must find new ways that benefit both their stakeholders and society. This means constantly improving their processes, goods and services. In the 21st century, new ideals of collaboration, inclusion, and equality are challenging more narrow market-based notions. This free course, Understanding organisational value, will explore how organisations can draw on established theories of value creation for fostering and promoting new types of value.

Free course
7 hrs
Early years team work and leadership free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Early years team work and leadership

This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Free course
8 hrs
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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting free course icon Level

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.

Free course
8 hrs
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Supporting and developing resilience in social work free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Supporting and developing resilience in social work

What does it take to become a resilient practitioner in social work? This free course, Supporting and developing resilience in social work, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ‘emotional resilience’ and ‘professional leadership’ will help to guide you through taking a positive approach to problems that ----- in social work practice. You will also be introduced to some ideas about leadership in social work practice.

Free course
10 hrs
Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations

This free course, Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations, provides an opportunity for people who work within voluntary organisations, as paid employees or staff, to develop energetic, practical and thoughtful leadership practice. 

Free course
15 hrs
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

This free course, Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations, will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. The course is aimed at people who work within voluntary organisations as paid staff or as volunteers or for people who work regularly with voluntary organisations, such as public sector staff or politicians.

Free course
24 hrs
Empowering communities free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Empowering communities

This free course, Empowering communities, discusses the most common forms of community empowerment, and explores the barriers to community empowerment and ways that these can be overcome. It will conclude by looking at crime and criminality: a particular challenge that can ----- if communities are not sufficiently empowered and supported.This course was produced by The Open University in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

Free course
4 hrs
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Working in the voluntary sector free course icon Level Badge icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Working in the voluntary sector

This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff, will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering, as well as to your every day life.

Free course
24 hrs
Returning to STEM free course icon Level Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Returning to STEM

This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Free course
24 hrs
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Toys and engineering materials free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Toys and engineering materials

This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in context. It explores the variation in materials and composite materials, and provides real-life examples of material use in the manufacture of toys, and how the development of materials over time has influenced design.  

Free course
10 hrs
Understanding your sector free course icon Level Badge icon

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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