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  • What happens ‘When East Meets West’?

    By Laura Tan

    What benefits and obstacles are there when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage partake in distance...

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    08 Nov 2018

  • What happens ‘When East Meets West’?

    What happens ‘When East Meets West’? New content
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    What benefits and obstacles are there when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage partake in distance learning with a Western university? Laura...
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    Coming soon: Astronomy with an online telescope

    This brand new course will show you how to navigate the night sky, and the wide variety of objects it contains.

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    07 Nov 2018

  • Coming soon: Astronomy with an online telescope

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    This brand new course will show you how to navigate the night sky, and the wide variety of objects it contains.
  • Coming soon: Exploring career mentoring and coaching

    This brand new free course will explore how mentoring and coaching could help you to develop your career – ...

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    07 Nov 2018

  • Coming soon: Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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    This brand new free course will explore how mentoring and coaching could help you to develop your career – or how you could use your...
  • What is Double Jeopardy?

    By Dr Caroline Derry

    Double jeopardy prevents a person from being tried again for the same crime. Dr Caroline Derry...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Nov 2018

  • What is Double Jeopardy?

    What is Double Jeopardy? New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Nov 2018
    Double jeopardy prevents a person from being tried again for the same crime. Dr Caroline Derry explains its importance and why the law...
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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    31 Oct 2018

  • What are the challenges facing foreign policy?: A discussion

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    Intermediate level Duration 40 mins Updated 31 Oct 2018
    What are the aims of UK foreign policy and how is Britain hoping to respond to rapidly changing global politics? These are just two of the...
  • Happy halloween!

    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary....

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Oct 2018

  • Happy halloween!

    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 31 Oct 2018
    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary. Pretty ghoul, huh?
  • Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany

    By Professor Annika Mombauer

    Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.

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    30 Oct 2018

  • Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Oct 2018
    Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.
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    School

    School follows the experiences of pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders, across an academic year.

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    30 Oct 2018

  • School

    Introductory level Updated 30 Oct 2018
    School follows the experiences of pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders, across an academic year.
  • So what is a ‘multi-academy trust'?

    By Dr Jane Cullen

    As an increasing number of state secondary schools become academies, Dr Jane Cullen examines the education...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Oct 2018

  • So what is a ‘multi-academy trust'?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2018
    As an increasing number of state secondary schools become academies, Dr Jane Cullen examines the education system.
  • Improving wellbeing in schools for a brighter future

    By Clare Lee

    Dr Clare Lee looks at why school students should leave secondary education with a high level of wellbeing...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Oct 2018

  • Improving wellbeing in schools for a brighter future

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2018
    Dr Clare Lee looks at why school students should leave secondary education with a high level of wellbeing and not just good exam results.

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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...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Nov 2018

  • Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 05 Nov 2018
    This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness,...
  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Nov 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 05 Nov 2018
    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a...
  • Basic science: understanding numbers

    This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2018

  • Basic science: understanding numbers

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Nov 2018
    This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use...
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    Mastering systems thinking in practice

    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2018

  • Mastering systems thinking in practice

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    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for...
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    An introduction to public leadership

    In this free course, An introduction to public leadership, you will learn more about leadership in the context of public service provision, by...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2018

  • An introduction to public leadership

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    In this free course, An introduction to public leadership, you will learn more...
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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2018

  • The First World War: trauma and memory

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 01 Nov 2018
    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
  • Making sense of ourselves

    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2018

  • Making sense of ourselves

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    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known...
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    Understanding antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat, compromising our ability to treat infections and increasing the risk of routine surgery. Resistant...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Oct 2018

  • Understanding antibiotic resistance

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Oct 2018
    Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat, compromising our ability to treat...
  • How to learn a language

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven

    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Oct 2018

  • How to learn a language

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    How to learn a language
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Oct 2018
    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This...
  • Introducing the voluntary sector

    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Oct 2018

  • Introducing the voluntary sector

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    Introducing the voluntary sector
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Oct 2018
    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of...

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Diploma in Paramedic Science
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop...

    Professional Certificate in Management

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    Professional Certificate in Management
    Duration 700 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Nov 2018
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...
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