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Diversity and difference in communication free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Diversity and difference in communication

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This free course, Diversity and difference in communication, explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

Free course
16 hrs
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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German free course icon Level

Languages 

Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German

This free course, Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour-course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken German through video portraits of people in the German cities of Hamburg and Passau. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing varied activities you will improve your understanding and active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further resources and take your German studies to a higher level.

Free course
6 hrs
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The interplay between leading and learning free course icon Level

Education & Development 

The interplay between leading and learning

Leadership in learning contexts is not confined to those who have it as part of their job title. Everyone has opportunities for leading - be it of learners, of colleagues in curriculum or project development, or more formally. Everyone also has the opportunity for learning. This free course, The interplay between leading and learning, explores the complex set of interactions between those involved for example, teachers and pupils, trainers and trainees, youth workers and young people.

Free course
8 hrs
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The concept of innovation free course icon Level

Money & Business 

The concept of innovation

Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and invention? How are organisations affected by innovation: are all of the outcomes positive? You will learn how to analyse this concept and its impact on resources, capabilities and competencies.

Free course
3 hrs
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The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management free course icon Level

Education & Development 

The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management

This free course, The 'why' and 'what' of educational leadership and management, introduces you to researching educational leadership and management and how undertaking research can contribute to both good practice and the building of leadership capacity.

Free course
8 hrs
Supply chain sustainability free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Supply chain sustainability

To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which they operate, they also have to consider issues of sustainability in their supply chain strategies. These issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and also encompass social sustainability (ethics and wellbeing), financial sustainability, and network sustainability. This free course, Supply chain sustainability, introduces four sustainability perspectives and discusses how these perspectives can ------ the sustainability of any supply chain.

Free course
8 hrs
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Introducing ICT systems free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Introducing ICT systems

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain what constitutes such a system and how ICT systems work. You will also look at how ICT systems convey, store and manipulate data, and how they process data. Finally you will learn how these systems are used.

Free course
9 hrs
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An introduction to business cultures free course icon Level

Money & Business 

An introduction to business cultures

Disney and Google are just two companies renowned for their 'business culture'. Have you ever wondered why the company you work for is different from others? This free course, An introduction to business cultures, explores how the concept of culture developed to the point where it is now possible to see and (feel) the difference between companies.

Free course
4 hrs
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Facilitating group discussions free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Facilitating group discussions

Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at some of the behaviours effective facilitators exhibit. Informative and engaging videos will introduce you to examples of facilitation in practice.

Free course
2 hrs
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School business manager: Developing the role free course icon Level

Education & Development 

School business manager: Developing the role

There is an ongoing revolution in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This free course, School business manager: Developing the role, will look at how you, an existing or aspiring business manager, can work effectively to support school activities and stakeholders, and in particular how you can support and manage aspects of the change agenda in your school to improve teaching and learning outcomes.

Free course
8 hrs
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Business English: Making decisions free course icon Level

Languages 

Business English: Making decisions

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making decisions, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of the decision-making processes involved and the consultation that is necessary to ensure employees are kept informed.

Free course
5 hrs
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Retail marketing free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Retail marketing

This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing and consumers, the basics of communications, before moving on to look at different forms of marketing communications and advertising used by retailers.

Free course
8 hrs
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