Courses
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Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses.

Programs
1 Program

These online programs are designed for you to explore subjects you’re passionate about, with the opportunity to earn a FutureLearn Award to demonstrate your learning.

Develop your problem-solving skills

We all frequently use our problem-solving skills, both at home and in the workplace. We use them to identify the elements affecting our everyday situations, as well as what we need to do to create positive changes. From a professional point of view, those with strong problem-solving abilities often rise through the ranks quickly, particularly if they can come up with effective business solutions.

Taking the time to develop your own problem-solving skills is always a good idea. Doing so can help you identify challenges, cultivate solutions, and implement your ideas. With an online course, you can also prove to employers that you’re a self-starter who wants to progress.

Improve your problem-solving skills with real examples

There are many ways in which you can solve a problem. When it comes to the workplace, there are all kinds of methods and techniques you can employ. Our program on solving problems with technology gives a range of real, practical examples of how you can approach challenges in a professional environment.

Of course, sometimes you need to start with the very basics. With a course such as this one on decision making, you can learn to identify which problems need solving. Sharpening your decision-making skills is an essential part of assessing and solving the challenges you encounter.

For those who are looking for a more hands-on look, our course on creative problem solving gives you a range of approaches that can be applied in all kinds of situations.

Good problem-solving skills are in demand in every industry

Whichever area of problem-solving you work on, you’ll be improving a skill set that’s universally sought-after. Project managers and data analysts are just two examples of roles where this valuable skill is employed. It so happens that they’re two of the most in-demand and well-paid jobs in all kinds of industries at the moment too.