To become a teacher, you need a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our PGCE will qualify you to work at either the primary or secondary school phases and focuses on the curriculum in Wales. You can study through the medium of English, Welsh or a combination. Teaching is online, including live online seminars, with face-to-face support provided in school. You'll experience teaching in two different schools in Wales (at least 120 days over the two years). Students endorsed by a school participating in the scheme may be fully funded (salaried route); or, you can self-fund and could be eligible for a student loan and/or a maintenance grant (part-time route).
This professional qualification introduces postgraduate study in the field of education and offers the opportunity to explore one topic in detail. The modules available cover a range of areas within education but all encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. You may also qualify for this postgraduate certificate even if you do not complete a full masters degree in education.
This certificate may change the way you think about the situations you face. You'll learn to think more holistically, taking account the interconnectedness of all components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively with others in the situation. You'll find out how to relate the ideas of key systems thinkers to your own practice. The discipline of systems thinking gives you the tools to challenge your approach to complex situations; to assess the relationships of different components within a situation; to consider the roles different stakeholders play in the situation including yourself as a systems thinking practitioner; to recognise that each person brings with them their own perspective on a situation and to work with those multiple perspectives.
This diploma course develops your ability to approach and tackle complex, messy problem situations, providing practical tools that will help bring new perspectives and approaches to problem solving. It may well change how you think about a task and situation associated with your own area of (often professional) interest. You will consider the roles other people play, reflect on your own and others' practice and assess how the different components within a situation are related. You will develop the skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively with others, in order to move towards effective solutions and avoid systemic failures.
This is a professional social work qualification, combining academic and practice-based learning. It will enable you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the relevant regulatory body for your nation. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. You may claim the diploma as a discrete qualification, or as an embedded award within the MA in Social Work.
This professional qualification introduces postgraduate study in the field of education. The modules available cover a range of areas within education but all encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. You may also qualify for this postgraduate diploma course if you do not complete a full masters degree in education.
This online, practice-based module is designed for healthcare assistants working across a range of healthcare settings. In this module, you will explore the opportunities and challenges you may face in promoting healthy lifestyles, in caring for people with acute and long-term conditions, and providing end-of-life care. Investigating a range of case studies will enable you to reflect on your practice and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet patient/service users' needs and enhance your practice. Throughout the module you will apply your learning to practice where your competence will be assessed.
Drawing upon realistic examples and scenarios, this module will help you to understand effective financial decision making within organisations. You'll learn how financial capital can be raised and allocated, how to evaluate investment projects, as well as how to value stocks, bonds and real estate. You'll also explore the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used derivative instruments. If you have, or plan to pursue, a managerial position either in a private or public organisation, or if you simply want to understand more about how to plan your personal finances and invest wisely, this module will provide a solid foundation for the decision-making challenges you may face.
This module is the second part of the MA in Music. You will explore three main study areas of current interest to musicology (music and politics; notations and performances; musical relationships) prior to examining a number of case-study research projects. Topics covered include: the role of music in Nazi Germany, reception history; the protest song; the role of music in communities; early keyboard music; contemporary composition, notation, and performance; composer autographs; opera and gender; and music and social media. The module concludes with the writing of a dissertation, which may be presented digitally.
Becoming a manager may have been a dream job and an aspiration for a long time. You are keen to do your new job well. The benefit of recognition, remuneration and control over your everyday environment seem obvious. You probably like people too and want to get the best from your staff. So why does it all seem so daunting now you are there? Why does it seem so much more complex and stressful? This course will help you learn about some of the basic principles and techniques of management and help you develop your own effective management style.
This innovative and flexible module lets you tailor your study by choosing from a list of topics across all science disciplines. To whet your appetite, you might wish to study about autism, nutrition, chemistry, citizen science ? or astronomy, with an online telescope! This module makes use of OpenLearn and other OU topic content. Depending on the topics you choose, you may focus on one topic in depth or study three different topics. The end-of-module assessment will explore your science understanding along with the skills you've developed to be a successful science student.
At the time of producing this module description the procedure for the UK leaving the European Union has commenced but is not completed. Hopefully, when this presentation starts a clearer picture will have emerged. Whilst the focus of the module will remain as set out below, some details may require modification in order to accurately reflect the impact of the emergent changes.