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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales free course icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests, skills and your future aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan to take forward beyond the course. Developed by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales, it is embedded with case studies from real carers sharing their experiences and reflections.

Free course
5 hrs
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Supporting and developing resilience in social work free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Supporting and developing resilience in social work

What does it take to become a resilient practitioner in social work? This free course, Supporting and developing resilience in social work, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ‘emotional resilience’ and ‘professional leadership’ will help to guide you through taking a positive approach to problems that ----- in social work practice. You will also be introduced to some ideas about leadership in social work practice.

Free course
10 hrs
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Available now: Introducing social work - a starter kit article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Available now: Introducing social work - a starter kit

Fancy a glimpse into the world of a social worker? If so, this new free course is for you.

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Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 2 free course icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 2

This free course, Everyday maths for Health, Social Care and Education Support 2, will build on your current maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

Free course
48 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Caring for adults

This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Try a Day in the Life of a Social Worker

Could you manage 24 hours as a social worker? A Day in the Life... provides you with the opportunity to step into a social worker's shoes and to experience a 'typical' day in the office

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Let's talk about sex, intimacy and relationships...

... with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition or another disabling condition. Try our interactive video experience to explore the challenges around sex. It doesn't have to be embarrassing!

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Social care in the community free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Social care in the community

Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision. This free course, Social care in the community, focuses on one important area of social care, home care for older people.

Free course
3 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

An introduction to social work

Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice? This free course, An introduction to social work, begins by introducing key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice. You will then move on to look at social work with individuals. Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice.

Free course
15 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Caring: A Family Affair

Care is needed at all stages of life. This free course, Caring: A family affair, makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.

Free course
8 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Applying social work skills in practice

In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially excluded individuals and groups. You will learn about risk and the assessment of need in social work practice, and explore the wider context of social work practice and responses to social work. You will also explore the application of relevant knowledge, skills and values in social work, and think about the place of research in supporting social work practice.

Free course
7 hrs
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How do we solve the social care funding problem? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

How do we solve the social care funding problem?

It's one of the policy focuses of this election cycle - how do we meet the rising costs of caring for an aging population? The OU's Janette Rutterford explores a way forward.

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