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Browse our course list to find something that you’d like to learn about. We have courses in a diverse range of subjects and are always adding more. Courses vary in length. Most are six to ten weeks long but we also have some shorter two and three week courses.

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  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the Case for Change (University of Bath)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    This online course from the University of Bath explores new and better ways of organising health and social care services; to improve quality. The course covers topics including complexity and quality improvement in health and social care; quality improvement theory; evaluating quality improvement; and systems modelling.

  • Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing (Griffith University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    A large and growing body of research shows that adolescents who score high on social and emotional wellbeing report improved grades; better relationships; less trouble at school and a lesser likelihood of emotional problems. On this Griffith University course; ultimately; you’ll learn to help adolescent learners develop the skills and mind-sets that will allow them to thrive. You’ll investigate the social; emotional; intellectual; and physical development of young people; explore the uses of neuroscience in education and help youths embrace lifelong learning.

  • Understanding Diversity and Inclusion (Purdue University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Many things contribute to an individual’s identity; including race; ethnicity; gender; age; appearance; religion; gender identity; sexual orientation; education; and political beliefs. These things; and more; are what make each of us different. So how can we learn to embrace these differences; and celebrate them? Or to put it in a different way – how can we explore and welcome diversity? This Purdue University course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of diversity; equipping you to create more inclusive and open environments that are welcome to all.

  • Project Management Principles; Practices and Systems (Anglia Ruskin University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    According to a key report in 2017; only 37% of teams in the UK reported completing projects on time. Managing project costs was given as the biggest problem; followed by hitting deadlines. On this Anglia Ruskin University course you will learn the key principles of project management and understand the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget. You will focus on the three biggest challenges to project managers: completing projects on time; managing costs; and communication. You will learn from case studies and real life examples to bring your learning experience to life.

  • Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma (Queensland University of Technology)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Complex trauma affects the physical; emotional and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm; teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course; you’ll get an introduction to what complex trauma is and how it affects young people’s development at school. You’ll understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma. You’ll learn how to apply trauma-informed strategies and policies that will minimise the risk to students and school staff.

  • Professional Resilience (Deakin University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    In a fast-paced world facing complex global challenges resilience is no longer just a desirable skill – it’s a crucial one. Having a high level of professional resilience enables you to thrive in the face of stressful conditions of contemporary work and life. On this Deakin University course you will learn about the capabilities; skills; and self-care practices that contribute to resilience. This will enable you to build up your own resilience so you’re ready to meet challenges at work and at home.

  • Fashion’s Future: The Sustainable Development Goals (Fashion Revolution)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    The global fashion industry has an enormous social impact and ecological footprint. Many of us don’t understand how the clothes we wear every day affects the world around us.On this Fashion Revolution course; you will learn how clothes are made; how fashion supply chains work and the importance of responsible production and consumption. You’ll also look at how the fashion industry can have a more positive impact for people and planet. Upon completing this course; you’ll be empowered with new knowledge and ideas to contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through your own wardrobe.

  • Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching (Lancaster University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    This online course from Lancaster University is designed for current and trainee teachers of additional languages. It offers you practical tools; as well as theoretical insights; to best accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign or second language classes. The course gives an up-to-date overview of current theoretical knowledge about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You will learn about a variety of useful techniques; including recent computer-assisted tools; which you can take into your classroom; to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language.

  • Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional (University of Exeter)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    During pregnancy and the year after birth; many women can be affected by mood changes; anxiety disorders; and depression. Women report that a key barrier to seeking help is the lack of perinatally-informed treatments and practitioners. On this University of Exeter course; you will understand the symptoms of postnatal or postpartum depression; how to support clients; and improve their mental health and wellbeing. You will identify the patterns that contribute to the depression cycle and explore how to combat them with coping strategies. This will help your clients stay well during the perinatal period and beyond.

  • Understanding ADHD (King's College London)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What are the symptoms of ADHD? How is ADHD diagnosed? Get answers with this course that features fundamental information about ADHD; as well as the latest ADHD research. Through this King’s College London course you will learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder; considering controversies related to the condition. You will learn about the diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD as you build your empathy towards people with ADHD. You will also learn practical strategies to help the educational and personal development of people with ADHD.

  • Occupational Health in Developing Countries (University of Bergen)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    This online course from the University of Bergen provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries; where industrial activity is increasing; but the health and safety of workers is hardly discussed. The course will teach you basic knowledge of occupational health and how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries; which are caused by working conditions in developing countries

  • Managing Behaviour for Learning (National STEM Learning Centre)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    In this online course from the National STEM Learning Centre; with effective behaviour management in your classroom; your learners will gain as a result and you’ll enjoy your teaching more. You’ll explore first how your behaviour influences your students’; looking at how you control emotional responses and interact with students. Then; you’ll learn techniques and develop your capability to achieve consistency in managing behaviour; recognise positive behaviour and build trust in your classroom.You’ll be supported by experienced teachers; encouraged to actively reflect on your classroom practice; and share your experience as part of the course discussions

  • The Science of Learning (National STEM Learning Centre)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    What is learning? How does it work? On this online course from the National STEM Learning Centre; you try and answer these questions; exploring how you can use the science of learning to inform your teaching and support your students’ learning. Drawing upon educational neuroscience and psychology (and combating neuroscience myths); you will learn how to interpret research to be better informed about how your students learn. Throughout the course; you will reflect on your own practice as a teacher; learning how to justify and improve your approach.

  • Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability (Trinity College Dublin)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Detecting poor health and supporting people with an intellectual disability in managing their health can be challenging for healthcare professionals.During this course; you will gain valuable knowledge that you can transfer into your daily practice on how to include people with an intellectual disability in health assessments. You will expand your knowledge through information and techniques underpinned by the world-leading longitudinal study on ageing and intellectual disability; the IDS-TILDA study.

  • The Business of Film (The Open University)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    The Business of Film (The Open University).Making a film is a creative exploit; but just like any other business; the aim is also to make money. This online course will show learners how to achieve this. It has been created with Pinewood Studios – the leading provider of studio services to the global screen-based industries. Using the value chain concept and independent film case studies; it provides a practical; in-depth exploration of key business decisions. It asks: why do films fail? Why are intellectual property and copyright important? Why do films get public funding? And what is the relationship between marketing; box office returns and film success?

  • Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People (University of Kent)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Communicating effectively with vulnerable children and young people is not always easy. Despite practitioners and carers knowing this is an important area of their work; research shows that practice is not always as effective as it could be. This course will enable learners to improve their communication skills through techniques which place the child at the heart of the interaction. Learners will examine why a child may become vulnerable and reflect upon the barriers to communication. They will also explore activities from pre-verbal to adolescent stages which encourage children to share their feelings.

  • Understanding Autism (University of Kent)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    First identified over 70 years ago; autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how a person communicates with and relates to others; and how they make sense of the world. It is a spectrum condition; all people on the spectrum share certain difficulties; but their condition affects them in different ways. Around 700;000 people in the UK are on the spectrum; 1 in every 100 people; and there are no blood tests or brain scans that will detect autism.

  • Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People (University of Reading)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Depression in teenagers can be long-lasting and have wide-ranging effects. Identifying such difficulties early on and offering appropriate support is key in bringing about positive change for young people. However; parents and professionals are not always aware of key signs and symptoms of depression or what to do when teenagers are faced with such difficulties. This course will help learners recognise low mood and depression in teens; understand CBT – an evidence based treatment; discover practical techniques to help support young people and; access sources of further advice.

  • Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded (The University of Sheffield)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Treatments Get Funded (The University of Sheffield) Why are some treatments made available to patients while others are not? On this course; learners explore how Health Technology Assessment (HTA) informs decisions about access to certain treatments. Specifically; it looks at some of the key HTA processes in order to answer important questions; e.g.: -How do we know if the treatment is of benefit? -How can we make sense of the evidence? -How is evidence of the cost of drugs used in HTA? It also explores how the final HTA report fits within the wider range of information used to make decisions about treatment funding.

  • Measuring and Valuing Health (The University of Sheffield)

    Online Course | FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

    Healthcare systems around the world are increasingly under pressure to fund drugs; treatments and other healthcare interventions. On this course; learners will discover how health outcome measures can help us to make more informed decisions about where to spend our limited healthcare budgets. The course covers: -Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): which are measured completed by the patients themselves; about their health; symptoms; functioning; well-being or satisfaction with treatment. -Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs): which compare the benefits of different treatment options; based on the quality and quantity of life they yield.

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