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Pathways

Please note, some of these courses are hosted on OpenLearn or OpenLearn Create (two separate platforms using the same login credentials) while others are hosted on FutureLearn.

Digital competence of the individual

Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility

Level 0: Beginner - SCQF6 (OpenLearn Create)

(16 study hours, Statement of Participation)

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in this digital world. It explores accessible ways to use computers and the internet.

Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

Level 1: Introductory - SCQF7 (OpenLearn)

(24 study hours, Digital Badge and Statement of Participation)

This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload. 

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

Level 1: Introductory - SCQF7 (OpenLearn)

(10 study hours, Statement of Participation)

This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance on how to prepare for this digital life. 

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

Level 1: Introductory - SCQF7 (OpenLearn)

(24 study hours)

This free online course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.


Skills for collaboration and organisation

How to Learn Online: Getting Started

Introductory Level (FutureLearn)

(6 study hours)

Explore the benefits of online learning and discover how to successfully learn online.

Open Pathways

Various Levels (OpenLearn)

Open Pathways is a resource for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.

Skills for Life Hub

Various Levels (OpenLearn)

From skills for work, to resources for health and wellbeing, we've got all your needs covered with our range of resources to support your life skills outside of study.

How to become an online facilitator

Level 0: Beginner - SCQF6 (OpenLearn Create)

(5 study hours, Statement of Participation)

This course is for anybody who would like to become a facilitator on an online open course. You'll be introduced to concepts and ideas as how best to engage with learners, encourage conversation, and identify good practice for responding to learners online.


Skills to facilitate learning

Student support in distance learning

Level 0: Beginner - SCQF6 (OpenLearn Create)

(2 study hours)

This course will explore some of the strategies used in supporting distance learner.

The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy

Introductory Level (FutureLearn)

(16 study hours)

Design engaging courses, make your teaching more inclusive, navigate online research ethics and shape your digital identity.

Hub for Online education/Teaching courses

Various Levels (OpenLearn)

Various online education/teaching courses.

Take your teaching online

Level 2: Interrmediate - SCQF8 (OpenLearn)

(24 study hours, Digital Badge and Statement of Participation)

In Take your teaching online, you will hear about the experiences of real educators, be introduced to cutting edge research, and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online. You will also learn useful methods that will guide you to test out these new ideas in your own practice.

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