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Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing learning and talent development programmes in your organisation. You will also explore ideas about coaching and mentoring; both are prominent learning and development tools in contemporary organisations. You will also learn about how different learning theories and philosophies become concrete in the practical decisions you make about learning and talent development. The course is designed to encourage critical and personal reflection on these practices which will enhance your learning.

Free course
9 hrs
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Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities

In this free course, Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities, we look at the roles that are taken when working with young people. We focus on what those working with young people actually do, starting with some analysis of roles. We show that, in the context of work with young people, the term is more than simply a statement about who does what: it also says something about the kinds of relationships we form with young people and the values we bring to our work. We then move on to discuss roles in relation to the 'bigger picture' of organisations and projects that are concerned with young people.

Free course
12 hrs
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Working in groups and teams free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Working in groups and teams

This free course, Working in groups and teams, explores team working from start to finish. It looks at how successful teams are created, roles within a team, the life cycle of a team, how to manage conflict within teams and evaluating team performance.

Free course
8 hrs
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Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

This free course, Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market, explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities

Free course
12 hrs
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Using numbers and handling data free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Using numbers and handling data

You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free course, Using numbers and handling data, is designed for those contemplating a future in the health services industry.

Free course
12 hrs
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Becoming a critical social work practitioner free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Becoming a critical social work practitioner

What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of 'critical perspectives' will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that ----- in social work practice.

Free course
15 hrs
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Introducing a framework for strategy free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Introducing a framework for strategy

If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will stimulate your imagination and inform your judgement. An understanding of the frameworks of strategy and an ability to use them imaginatively will help your organisation survive in the longer-term and perform its role more effectively.

Free course
10 hrs
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Understanding operations management free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Understanding operations management

Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function, whether producing goods or services or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. In addition, this OpenLearn course discusses the role of operations managers and the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers.

Free course
4 hrs
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Developing your skills as an HR professional free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Developing your skills as an HR professional

This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional. You will practise learning reflectively and you will also develop the skills of organising yourself, managing time and stress, and working in teams or groups.

Free course
9 hrs
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Successful IT systems free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Successful IT systems

Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly complex and interconnected combinations of technology, organisations and people. Success and failure of IT systems can be seen in many different settings. Many are highly successful; others fail, sometimes spectacularly. This free course focuses on success, to help you understand what is meant by a successful IT system.

Free course
9 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context free course icon Level

Languages 

Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

Free course
8 hrs
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Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work what we might call self-management. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making, such as allocating time, staff, physical and financial resources: prioritising and problem solving and monitoring performance.

Free course
5 hrs
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