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BA (Honours) Social Work (Northern Ireland) free course icon

 

BA (Honours) Social Work (Northern Ireland)

Social workers support and protect some of society's most deprived and vulnerable people. It's immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring a high level of motivation and commitment. Our BA (Honours) Social Work (Northern Ireland) is approved by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), and successful completion entitles you to apply for registration as a social worker. As part of this work-based programme, you'll need to have experience in either working or volunteering in a social work or a social care agency. You'll also need the support of a relevant social work/care employer throughout your degree.

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BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

Social workers support and protect some of society's most deprived and vulnerable people. It's immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring a high level of motivation and commitment. The OU offers a work-based distance learning route to the degree. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), working in either children's or adult services. To take this course, you need to be working in a social care agency in Scotland, whether or not you're sponsored by your employer. You'll also need to be released from your substansive post to undertake two 100-day placements. In exceptional circumstances, placements within your work setting can be considered but will require the approval of the Social Work Team in Scotland.

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BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

Social workers support and protect some of society's most deprived and vulnerable people. It's immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring a high level of motivation and commitment. We offer a distance learning, work-based route to the degree in social work alongside our employer partners. It opens up a host of opportunities to people who, for one reason or another, require a more flexible and individualised approach to social work training. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with Social Care Wales (SCW).

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Positivity Portal

Get the best start to 2021 with advice from Open University academics and FREE courses on mental health, wellbeing, careers and money management. 

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Five top tips for exercising at home

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many people have turned to getting fit at home, but the distractions can be challenging! Candice Lingam-Willgoss gives you five tips to keep you motivated...

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Learning from sport burnout and overtraining

Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes, coaches and others involved. If unable to cope with these stresses they may be vulnerable to developing burnout. This free course, Learning from sport burnout and overtraining, examines burnout in sport from various perspectives including both the coach’s and athlete’s perspective.  Drawing on real life case studies it explores how coaches can recognise and prevent burnout in athletes, and investigates the prevention and treatment of burnout in coaches. This course is for you if you are interested in developing an holistic understanding of burnout in sport.

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24 hrs
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Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness, explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms. We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or ‘soft skills’ in sport and fitness, and in this unique course you’ll build valuable insights into understanding workplace communication, motivation and self-awareness and how this can increase your effectiveness and enhance how you work with others. All this is made possible by some unique film footage of coaches, trainers and instructors at work combined with engaging learning activities that accompany these case studies to benefit both your career and those you work with.

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24 hrs
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The business of football

Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course, which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others, is for you. You can progress at your own pace over 3 to 5 weeks, and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time over this period.

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15 hrs
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Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we understand motivation a little better, we might get better at helping students to succeed.

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Changes in Science Education

Providing an overview of current issues in UK science education, Changes in Science Education is a free course that examines what type of science the curriculum should cover and for what purpose. It will introduce you to the practical problems of delivering an effective science curriculum, touching upon particular questions at all three educational tiers - primary, secondary and tertiary.

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20 hrs
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Motivation and factors affecting motivation

This free course explores the term 'motivation' and factors affecting motivation. This includes looking at the most influential theories of motivation that contribute to understanding the causes of motivation. The motivation of sports people and people working in sport and fitness environments are used to help understand the theories presented.

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5 hrs
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7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things

Sometimes discovering what you're capable of can surprise you. Get inspiration from these seven talented people who were pleasantly surprised by themselves.

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