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    Geology toolkit

    By Dr Tom Argles, The OpenLearn team

    Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline...

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    Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape...
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  • OU on the BBC: Ever Wondered About Food - Sugar

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    Ever Wondered About Food exposes the secrets of sugar
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    Understand your relationship with money

    By Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy

    Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial...

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    Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial wellbeing. 
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    Crime Scene Officer

    By Professor Claire Turner, Dr Jim Turner, Dr Maria Velasco

    Put yourself in a crime scene officer's shoes and try to solve a suspected murder when time and resources are tight....

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  • Crime Scene Officer

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Apr 2019
    Put yourself in a crime scene officer's shoes and try to solve a suspected murder when time and resources are tight. Can you link the suspects to the...
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    A history of music and technology

    Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores the impact of technology on music throughout the years.

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    16 Apr 2019

  • A history of music and technology

    A history of music and technology Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Apr 2019
    Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores the impact of technology on music throughout the years.
  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

    By Tyrrell Golding, Stephen Harrison

    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get...

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    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get started...
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  • Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Apr 2019
    Dr David Scott takes a look at the consequences of imprisoning children and young people, and the alternative solutions to this.
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    11 Apr 2019

  • Coming soon: Exploring learning disabilities

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    How can people with learning disabilities be better supported in society? 
  • Coming soon: Youth justice in the UK

    When children do something wrong, something usually needs to be done.

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    When children do something wrong, something usually needs to be done.
  • Timeline: Financial Services

    Insurance, ATMs on every corner and PayPal might be products and services we take for granted nowadays but when...

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    Insurance, ATMs on every corner and PayPal might be products and services we take for granted nowadays but when were these all introduced? Find out in...

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  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy...

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    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
  • Aquatic mammals

    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common, which...

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    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700...
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    Beginners’ French: Food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
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    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...

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    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making...
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    Children and young people: food and food marketing

    This free course, Children and young people: food and food marketing, examines food as a health issue and addresses children and young people’s...

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  • Everyday English 2

    This free course, Everyday English 2, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study...

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    This free course, Everyday English 2, will develop and improve your essential...
  • Everyday maths 2

    This free course, Everyday maths 2, will develop and improve your essential maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

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    This free course, Everyday maths 2, will develop and improve your essential maths...
  • Everyday maths 1 (Wales)

    This free course will develop and improve your essential maths skills for work, study and everyday life. The course has four sessions, which cover...

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    Dance skills

    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way,...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
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    The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the...

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    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic...

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...
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