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If you’re new to the course, here are some tips you may find useful to help you prepare:

  • Take a look ahead to see what is coming up in the following Weeks.

  • Each video also has a transcript which you can read by clicking ‘view transcript’ found underneath each video.

  • As you work through the course, mark each Step as complete to help keep track of your progress.

  • You’re encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas with each other in the comments area found at the bottom of almost every Step.

  • If you see something you like or find interesting, let the Learner know by clicking on ‘Like’ or ‘Reply’ to respond to their comment.

  • Hold down the shift key when clicking on a web link. This will open the link in a separate window so you don’t lose your page that you’re working through.

  • Look out for any further reading which can be found at the bottom of the Steps under the heading ‘See also’ and supporting documents listed under ‘Downloads’.

  • If by chance you spot any technical issues or would like to make a suggestion relating to the platform, you can let the team know through the support tab at the bottom of the page.

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