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Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.
Learn how to balance your books and develop the skills to manage finances in personal and business environments.
Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance.
Use computer programming as a creative discipline to generate sounds, images, animations and more, with this free online course.
Design assessment instruments that use rubrics and surveys to measure student outcomes. Join AACTE’s free online course.
Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe.
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
How do you feel about robots? Learn how robots are used today and explore how they might help solve the big issues of our time.
Work with airline data to learn the fundamentals of the R platform.
Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes.
Learn about the vital role healthcare plays in violence prevention and peace-building both globally and locally
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.
Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective.
Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course.
Build your confidence to use English effectively to teach subjects such as Maths, Science or History with this free online course.
Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.
This course is designed to help refugees and asylum seekers get the information they need to apply for university in the UK.
This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.
Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data.
Learn how to understand your soil and explore global environmental soil issues by becoming a citizen scientist.
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment.
Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.
Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.
Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.
Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free online course.
Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest geographic information systems (GIS) and cartographic tools.
Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.
Learn more about practical data mining, including how to deal with large data sets. Use advanced techniques to mine your own data!
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life.
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
Learn how to draw together information, to understand and improve the quality of care you and your team provide.
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.
Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data.
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and their products are regulated and how consumers are protected.
This course explores household assets (investments and property) and liabilities (debts) and examines how these should be managed.
Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children, with this free online course.
Get an introduction to the biology, epidemiology and evolution of the influenza virus in this free online course.
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Norwegian, with this free, four-week, introductory foreign language course.
Take a journey around the UK financial marketplace: how has it changed following the financial crisis and subsequent reforms?
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
Understand how digital marketing can help your startup with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Understanding the Global Challenges of a Changing World
Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.
Learn how to manage supply chains effectively in the digital era.
Explore how and why market segmentation can be used to improve business performance.
Explore promising strategies in international development related to agriculture, health, governance, and poverty reduction.
Join us to explore how the vast amounts of data generated today can help us understand and even predict how humans behave.
Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This four-week course will introduce you to the new digital landscape.
Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course.
Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children through this free online first aid course.
What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system.
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
This free online course will explore how leadership can influence strategic outcomes in healthcare organisations.
Discover how nanotechnology can be used for many new opportunities in healthcare with top University of Twente researchers.
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
Understand the role of brands and brand management in the modern world, and start developing your career in the sector.
Non-technological ‘big picture’ of technology and information systems to help you understand what technology can do for you today.
Discover the mechanics behind the natural and man-made structures that make up our world with this free online course.
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course
Explore the role of the state in regulating criminal behaviour and the parts played by those in the criminal justice system.
Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.
Get an introduction to the language and culture of Korea, with this online Korean course from Hanyang University in Seoul.
In the fifth Italian for Beginners course, learn to ask for information on trains and buy train tickets.
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course.
Learn about the impact of technology on society. Explore the philosophy of technology and mediation theory, focused on design.
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.
Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course.
This course will explore what inequalities are and how they can be reduced through health and social care.
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
Discover the power of Open Data and learn how you can use it to transform business.
Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course.
Get an introduction to basic first aid, including how to help someone who is choking, with this first aid course
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Find out how to stay ethical, compliant and professional in the construction industry, with this free online course from the CIOB.
Develop the language skills you need to study in English and make the most of European student mobility programmes
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
Discover what healthcare was like in ancient Greece and the Roman world with this free online course.
How can we talk more effectively in the workplace? This course introduces linguistic techniques to enhance business communication.
Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography with this free online course.
The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving.
Learn to improve the performance, coverage and capacity of radio access networks (RAN) with experienced Amdocs engineers.
Learn how climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and professional practice in construction.
Learn how palliative care is managed in Europe and find out about best practice in delivering integrated palliative care
Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Study Language and Literature in Italian and develop the skills you need when you take part in a European student mobility program
Learn how to use systems and complexity thinking to address a variety of social, managerial and policy problems.
Learn how IoT works, and how to create a successful product or company using it, with this free online course.
Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT
Learn more about all things insulin: from how it works, to insulin types, to side effects and how to prescribe it for diabetes.
Find out about the Battle of Waterloo and explore the Duke of Wellington’s archive with this free online course.
Get an introduction to museum studies with this free online course. Learn about the people and ideas that shape museums today
Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data.
Learn about the history of social action, and how youth social action can help build character in young people.
Learn first aid techniques to address seven common injuries in adults, including cardiac arrest, choking, bleeding and burns.
Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice.
Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI.
Find out how propaganda is used to instil political ideologies and its impact on our daily lives, with this free online course.
A free online course for primary and secondary school teachers who are tackling the Computing curriculum in England.
Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance.
Discover the relationship between history, financial crises and business cycles, with this free online course.
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
How can you manage challenging behaviour in young people? Find out with this free online course featuring the latest research.
Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather
A short course designed to help students prepare for EPQ qualifications
Understand the common law system used worldwide, and your legal rights and responsibilities, with this free online law course.
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
Understand where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today and where it might go next.
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.
How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
Discover who made your clothes, share their stories, and influence global change
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
Develop the academic language and study skills you need to learn in English at university.
Explore perioperative medicine, from what it is to why it matters and how you can improve care for the high-risk surgical patient.
Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.
Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably.
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
Become a more informed digital citizen and engage with debate about what is appropriate in the modern world of social media
Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners.
Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data in this free online course.
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course.
This course explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.
Understand the importance of value-driven process thinking in today’s dynamic business environment.
Get underneath the skin of a novel by understanding some of the main building blocks of modern fiction.
Explorar por qué el autor de Cien años de Soledad es uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX.
Explore why the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the 20th century’s leading writers in this free online course
This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.
Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.
Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
Learn more about nuclear power, from the risks and benefits to the technology and its future, with this free online course.
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism?
What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?
War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?