If technology, innovation and change are factors in your organisation or role, this certificate will extend your knowledge, skills and capability ? adding value to your career and your workplace. It provides a rounded view of the management of technology and technological innovation, investigating topics such as the nature and types of technological innovation, technology transfer, and eco-innovation ? which are relevant to all economic and organisational sectors and types of technology. The optional modules explore technology management within fields such as computing and ICT, business and management, development management and environmental management.
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This degree provides you with a sound and critical understanding of the health and social care policy, theory and practice, essential in today's fast-changing care sector. Professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed, and through your studies you'll gain the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You'll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.
This diploma develops your critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, which is essential in today's fast-changing care sector. Health and social care professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. Through your studies you'll develop the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You'll also gain an understanding of how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services.
Develop your understanding of the factors influencing and issues facing children and young people in a range of social and cultural contexts. This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary diploma is for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You'll investigate policies, practices and issues affecting the lives of children and young people across a range of settings ? developing your knowledge, your analytical skills and improving your practice.
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works. Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you'll explore training, nutrition, motivation and leadership; and increase your effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you'll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to practice.
In this module, you'll explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing participants' development in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory you will consider the developmental influences of factors such as families, coach-athlete relationships, mental health, and transitional experiences on individuals' pathways in sport. It's suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology or are working in the field in a coaching or a related role. Whilst the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.
In this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of supporting children's learning by developing your knowledge in mathematics, language & literacy, science and computing & ICT. You'll examine the curriculum in different settings; explore the factors that affect children's learning and examine how the role of subject knowledge varies over time and across nations.
Imagine a world in which everyone feels safe, valued for who they are, and is able to participate with confidence in society in a way which supports their health and wellbeing. This module considers what the health and social care system of this type of society would look like and what would need to be in place for staff and service users to successfully work within it. To allow you to explore these issues you will be introduced to contemporary material and theories that explore how health and wellbeing can be affected by factors at individual, relational and society level.
What causes mental distress and what can be done about it? How is health and social care support, which is increasingly delivered at local level, affected by lay and professional perceptions of mental health and illness? This module examines how aspects of the external environment ? in particular social, environmental, economic and political factors ? shape and constrain our understandings and experiences of mental health and distress. It explores the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge mental health practice and service provision and looks at the impact of the frequently competing perspectives that characterise the world of mental health.
This module offers both a strategic and an operational focus. Students will consider the factors which inform choices about learning and talent development strategies in different contexts. They will also explore the range of workplace interventions which can put these strategies into effect and the models and theories which underpin these. Throughout this module there will be an emphasis on workplace and practice based learning and, relatedly, on professionalism and continuous professional development. Students will look closely at coaching and mentoring in the workplace and will have an opportunity to develop and practise their own coaching and mentoring skills.
This module provides a grounding in the core areas of finance. You'll learn how to quantify risk and rewards associated with investments, as well as operationalise investment appraisal and construct portfolios of assets. An overview of different asset classes such as stocks, bonds, currencies, and derivative instruments will be provided. You'll also explore different sources of funding available to organisations and consider the factors that determine the cost of funds. Finally, you'll examine financial statements and utilise them to measure the financial performance and assess the structure of organisations.
From small apps to large business systems, from smart phones to smart environments, from wearables to ambient installations, from virtual reality to augmented reality ? interactive computing technologies have become part of the fabric of everyday life. This module will help you on your way to becoming an effective interaction designer. You'll learn what interaction design is about and how to design interactive products that offer good user experiences. You'll learn about the multitude of factors that influence user experience; the theories that underlie good interaction design; and the methods and techniques designers use to create effective interactive products.