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Certificate of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies free course icon

Education & Development 

Certificate of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies

Interested in how social, cultural and psychological influences impact on the lives of children and young people? This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary certificate 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.

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Languages 

Language and creativity

This module looks at creativity in the English language around the world: from everyday contexts to 'high culture' literary language and the impact of new media. You will investigate the relationships between language and other modes such as image, movement, music and dance, and also explore developments resulting from the recent rise of social media, which is having a profound effect on the uses of language in society. The module will give a detailed understanding of what linguistic creativity is, how it is used, and the issues it raises, while also helping you to consider your own daily experiences of the English language.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Modern political ideas

In this module you'll be investigating what political ideas are, how they are generated and the impact they have locally, nationally and internationally in shaping our world. You'll see how political ideas are studied, ------ their significance and discover which thinkers and theorists best help us explore and understand the modern political world. In doing so, you'll be encouraged to draw on your own independent study of political ideas and political thinkers. You'll become equipped with the key practical skills needed to carry out research, draw on critical reflection and learn more of the writing and evaluative skills used to explore and evaluate political ideas.

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Improving diabetes management

This course provides an introduction to the medical, psychological and social dimensions of diabetes. You will learn about the parts of the body and physiological processes involved in diabetes. This 55 hour non-accredited online course covers diagnosis and treatment as well as day-to-day management and monitoring for complications. You will also study diabetes within the context of the everyday life of the person with the condition. Living well with diabetes as well as the potential social and psychological impact is also considered. This course has been designed with a wide range of people in mind: people with diabetes, carers, lay educators and a variety of health care practitioners, including clinical support workers.

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Environmental management 2 free course icon Level

Nature & Environment 

Environmental management 2

This online module focuses on innovations in and the facilitation of environmental management concepts and practice. You will examine systems theories in detail and have the opportunity to investigate complex situations at domestic, organisational and community levels. Using London Heathrow Airport as a case study, you will gain different perspectives of environmental management situations, the views of stakeholders, how these are represented and the impact of these views for further action and innovation. This module is designed to follow and build on the ideas, tools and their uses introduced in (T219) and, like T219, includes some group work.

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Youth justice: theory, research and practice free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Youth justice: theory, research and practice

This module is designed for both people working in youth justice and those with an interest in this area. It explores the relationship between theory, research and practice, and how these impact on young people within the justice system. If you're working (or you intend to work) as a volunteer or professional, you'll be able to apply your learning directly, and to improve your practice and that of your agency or team. If not, you'll gain valuable insight into the policy and debate within youth justice and associated services.

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Money & Business 

Management beyond the mainstream

This module explores practices that may be part of 'mainstream' - because the issues these practices address are now surfacing more widely. Managers work in situations, or from time-to-time face challenges, for which ideas from 'beyond the mainstream' will provide more 'traction' than relying on ideas from within it. You'll learn about alternative ways of organising, working across cultural and sector boundaries, devising strategies for impact, as well as for (or instead of) profit, reading situations in terms of complex systems, learning to embrace dilemmas and the limits to our own thinking, providing leadership even when you cannot provide the answers.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice free course icon

Education & Development 

Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop your practice and professional skills, this certificate could be what you’re looking for. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of early years provision and enable you to reflect on your practice across a range of public, private, voluntary and independent settings – addressing your work in relation to young children and other adults (including colleagues, other professionals, parents and carers). Combining professional practice with academic study, you’ll further your understanding of the role and expertise of a senior practitioner, how children learn, and consider the impact your practice can have on their development. The certificate offers a first step towards an honours degree and pathways to graduate professional status.

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Society, Politics & Law 

60-Second Adventures in Economics

Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy - whether to save or spend, control inflation, regulate trade, fix exchange rates, or just leave everyone to get on with it and not intervene. You'll learn why Adam Smith put such a high price on free markets, how Keynes found a bold new way to reduce unemployment, and what economists went on to discover about the impact of policy on people's and businesses' behaviour - which may not always be entirely rational...

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15 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Crater calculator

How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will give you an idea. You can choose either to compute crater size from the projectile size, or to compute the projectile size from the crater size.

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Breaking Bad News

How do you tell someone that they're dying? And how will they respond to the news? This series explores different ways of breaking bad news and looks at the impact of how the news is delivered has upon the person hearing it.

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30 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

Rights Enshrined

What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have on UK law? With British membership of the European Union at the heart of the political agenda, the role of its Court of Human Rights and its influence on UK law has inevitably come under scrutiny. The coalition Government has pledged to withdraw the UK from the European convention of human rights, and to give Parliament the right to veto ECHR rulings. In these 4 films we hear from people who have taken cases to the Strasbourg court. We look at how cases are referred, what laws are used, what the process is like and what impact its judgments have had in the UK - in such high profile examples as Diane Pretty’s ‘Right to Die’ case.

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20 mins
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