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Education & Development 

Succeed in the workplace

Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the workplace, is for you. It will help you explore career opportunities. You will also gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms, and to handle different types of interviews. By the end of the course you will have made a start on your own realistic and strong action plan to enable you to find a job that will fulfil your aspirations and suit your lifestyle.

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Diploma in Paramedic Science

The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC registered but lack academic qualifications at this level, or whose qualifications are out of date. This diploma course shares the same modules as the Level 2 component of the Foundation Degree and Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences, and offers a similar higher education experience. In particular, the combination of theory and work-based learning promotes the underpinning of practice with relevant, up-to-date theory. 

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Education & Development 

Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, or other groups working with young people aged 13–19 years? Are you thinking about volunteering for such a role, or considering a career in youth work? This certificate is an excellent place to start – even if you’re not yet working with young people, as it’s not until you study the second module (which is work-based) that you’ll need to be working in an appropriate setting. The Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People is designed to develop your knowledge of ethics, values and purposes, and the understanding required to work effectively with young people. You’ll also gain the essential skills expected of professional workers in this field, and be well prepared for further study, enquiry and reflection on your practice.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of paramedic support settings, such as emergency response units. It values and builds on your experience to help you develop the knowledge, skills and competences that underpin effective practice across the paramedic science field. Your study will take an inter-disciplinary approach, with opportunities for specialisation where appropriate. You’ll also combine work-based with distance learning, enabling you to remain in employment while you study. The Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences is attuned to the NHS modernisation agenda, the Knowledge and Skills Framework and the Health and Care Professions Council’s standards of proficiency. Responsibility for your learning is shared between your employer and the Open University. We provide study materials, tutorial support and assessment, while your employer manages the practice learning element of the course. The OU can also offer support in training staff identified as workplace mentors. 

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of paramedic support settings, such as emergency response units. It values and builds on your experience to help you develop the knowledge, skills and competences that underpin effective practice across the paramedic science field. Your study will take an inter-disciplinary approach, with opportunities for specialisation where appropriate. You’ll also combine work-based with distance learning, enabling you to remain in employment while you study. The Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences is attuned to the NHS modernisation agenda, the Knowledge and Skills Framework and the Health and Care Professions Council’s standards of proficiency. Responsibility for your learning is shared between your employer and the Open University. We provide study materials, tutorial support and assessment, while your employer manages the practice learning element of the course. The OU can also offer support in training staff identified as workplace mentors. 

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Education & Development 

Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living and working in Scotland and have recent experience of working with young people in an informal education setting. Your experience could include detached youth work or Community Learning and Development (CLD) work with young people in clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, or other groups working with young people aged 13–19 years old. You may also be studying for general interest or to find out if youth work is the career for you. The DipHE in Working with Young People provides you with the knowledge of ethics, values and purposes as well as the understanding required to work effectively with teenagers in these settings.  In developing the skills expected of professional workers in this field, it also prepares you to engage with further study, enquiry and reflection on your practice.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Childhood in the Digital Age

When it comes to technology are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are social media changing the way that children form relationships? How is technology changing the way that children think, and how will it shape the classroom of the future? The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience. Nathalia Gjersoe, from the Open University, introduces some of the key themes, issues, and evidence in this important field.

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20 mins
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Languages 

Busting the language-learning myths

Have you ever thought about learning a language but somehow talked yourself out of doing so? Bust some myths and discover the advantages of language-learning.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Phenylketonuria - a long term condition

Phenylketonuria is an inherited long term condition where, from birth, the person is unable to break down an amino acid called phenylalanine, a component of proteins found in many common foods. If undiagnosed or untreated, the condition can disrupt normal brain development and lead to severe learning difficulties. There is no cure for PKU, but early diagnosis and a strict dietary regime allow both normal brain development and a full life span. In this collection, 18 year old Clair and 17 year old Jack share their knowledge and experience of living with PKU.

Video
25 mins
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Education & Development 

University of the Future

What does the future of learning look like? For over 40 years The Open University has pushed the boundaries of teaching and learning to deliver a dynamic learning experience to people all over the world. ‘University of The Future’ shows how the OU has harnessed new and emerging technologies to enable students to study from their computers, mobile phones, mp3 players and tablet devices – without necessarily having to open a book.

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5 mins
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Languages 

Beginners’ Chinese

Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. You’ll hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves and their families, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll hear them talk about sports, ask for directions, buy things, order food in a restaurant, invite someone to dinner – or simply share their experience of learning Chinese. You’ll also find a track to help you with pronunciation and the use of tones. Finally, there’s the chance to listen to interviews in English about Chinese-speaking cultures. Our guide to the language and culture of mainland China is Dr Kan Qian, who is chair of The Open University course: L197: Beginners’ Chinese You can also download transcripts for all the tracks.

Audio
50 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

All the Fun of the Fair

There is nothing quite like the thrill of a ride at the fair. But what is it that creates the thrills - making people actually enjoy the experience of being thrown around? The tracks in this Collection look at the circular motion of 4 fairground rides, and focuses in on 'The Hellraiser', mathematically modelling the forces at work. This material makes up part of The Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models

Audio
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