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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
Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging free course icon Level Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

This free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, takes the real-life cases of a number of different people to explore what it is like to have the label ‘learning disability’. The course also considers how it feels to support someone with a learning disability, as a family member, a friend, an advocate or a paid worker. Through these human stories the course considers the complex moral, ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to.  

Free course
24 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
Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury free course icon Level Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

Have you ever experienced a sport injury? Have you ever thought there could be a psychological dimension to sport injuries, as well as a physical one? Sport injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants, and while the physical impact of injury is often easy to recognise, the psychological impact is less obvious. In this free course, Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury, you will examine the relationship between injury and psychological factors. You will look at the link between injury and psychology at two distinct points – before an injury has occurred and then following an injury. First, you will consider the psychological factors that may increase the likelihood of sustaining a sport injury (pre-injury), and then you will consider psychological reactions to the incidence of a sport injury (post-injury). The course will also allow you to examine how sport and exercise psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sport injury rehabilitation. The video below featuring OU student and Olympic Gold Medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh explains more.

Free course
24 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
Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America free course icon Level

Languages 

Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America

  In this free course you will embark on a journey off the beaten track, to see the natural wonders of Latin America and some of its people. Intermediate Spanish: A trip across Latin America invites you to discover how people in South and Central America have adapted to the different environments which have created the conditions in which they live. You will be able to listen to and read the personal stories of both locals and visitors, and you will improve your language skills by practising expressing uncertainty, opinions and concerns in Spanish.      

Free course
8 hrs
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Investment risk free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Investment risk

Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk. You will examine how and why investors are risk-averse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest.

Free course
6 hrs
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Discovering management free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Discovering management

This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the manager. It covers management activities looking at leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management.

Free course
15 hrs
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Managing my financial journey free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Managing my financial journey

This free course, Managing my financial journey, explores the history of the financial services industry in the UK and its transformation following the global financial crisis. The institutional landscape following the crisis, recent developments to financial products and the regulation of the industry are examined.

Free course
12 hrs
Working in diverse teams free course icon Level Badge icon

Money & Business 

Working in diverse teams

This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in them. It will increase your confidence in marketing this key skill to employers as well improve your ability to perform well in teams you are currently part of.

Free course
24 hrs
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