Short Courses

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Introduction to Study Skills

Introduction to Study Skills

This module is designed to give students an understanding of the role of the Study Skills programme for their course.

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Getting Organised for Study

Getting Organised for Study

This module is designed to help students to schedule study activities in their daily life. 

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Finding and Evaluating Information

Finding and Evaluating Information

This module is designed to familiarise students with different types of research they will need on their course.

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Writing For Your Higher National Course

Writing For Your Higher National Course

This module has been designed to prepare students for the academic requirements of study.

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Reading, Note-taking & Summarising

Reading, Note-taking & Summarising

This module has been designed to give students effective strategies for summarising information.

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Giving Effective Presentations

Giving Effective Presentations

This module has been designed to teach students how to prepare, produce and deliver a presentation.

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Supports students to manage their mental and physical wellbeing, build their resilience, adaptability, stress-management and self-awareness.
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How to Learn Online: Becoming a Digital Learner

How to Learn Online: Becoming a Digital Learner

Provides knowledge and skills to become a digital learner, including effective communication and collaboration.
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Transitioning into Higher Education

Transitioning into Higher Education

For students starting university in 2020, highlighting differences with prior learning and supporting development of key skills.
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Figuring out finance 1

Figuring out finance 1

Pearson College demystify key financial terms and learn how we can use a company's financial statements to our advantage.
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Figuring out finance 2

Figuring out finance 2

We look at costing, pricing and how to evaluate whether to go ahead with an investment or project.
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Basic finance

Basic finance

Brush up on your accounting and budgeting knowledge with advice on preparation, cost control and understanding financial statements.

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Design your Own Website

Design your Own Website

Get expert tips for planning, designing and checking your first website, and learn to create dynamic, informative pages for your audience.
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Starting your Own Enterprise

Starting your Own Enterprise

Be guided through your business start-up journey with insights and advice from tutor, Robert Ashton.
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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Set your imagination free with advice, ideas and motivation to start writing stories and creative non-fiction.
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Grow Your Own Veg

Grow Your Own Veg

Learn to grow your own fresh, local, seasonal, and organic vegetables with this beginner’s course developed with Garden Organic.
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IT skills & digital literacy

IT skills & digital literacy

Most jobs nowadays require some level of IT skills and digital literacy. But what exactly are IT skills and how do they differ from digital literacy? This course helps you grow your understanding of these key employability skills and explains how you can develop them.

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MS Excel

MS Excel

MS Excel is a spreadsheet application for storing and managing data.

MS Excel: Beginner -
Learn the basics of this application, including creating new spreadsheets, formatting data, creating formulas and functions and more.

MS Excel: Intermediate - 
Discover more than just the basics of MS Excel. Explore how to create and format charts, 3D workbooks, references, additional formatting functions, web pages and more.

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MS Outlook

MS Outlook

MS Outlook is an email and personal information management tool. 

MS Outlook: Beginner -
Learn the basics of this application, including creating and sending email messages, using tasks, the address book and appointments, creating contacts and more.


MS Outlook: Intermediate -
Discover more than just the basics of MS Outlook. Find out how to work with multiple calendars, signatures, AutoCreate, the journal and much more.

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MS PowerPoint

MS PowerPoint

MS PowerPoint is a presentation application that allows you to build and display presentations as slide shows. 

MS PowerPoint: Beginner - 
Learn the basics of this application, including creating and editing presentations, slide layouts, outline view and more.

MS PowerPoint: Intermediate -
Discover more than just the basics of MS PowerPoint. Find out how to create charts, work with the drawing tools, animations, headers and footers, tables, speaker notes and much more.

 

 

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MS Word

MS Word

MS Word is a word-processing application used for creating and saving documents. 

MS Word: Beginner - 
Learn the basics of this application, including text formatting, graphics, paragraphing and more.


MS Word: Intermediate - 
Find out more than just the basics of MS Word. Discover how to work with borders, WordArt, templates, watermarks, styles, macros and much more.

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Understanding Customers

Understanding Customers

Delivering a successful product or stand-out service begins with truly understanding your buyers' needs and behaviour.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

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Structuring and Presenting Ideas

Structuring and Presenting Ideas

The key to selling any proposal is effective communication of the idea.

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.
 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Managing and Driving Projects

Managing and Driving Projects

Keep your teams and results on track with proactive plans and strategies to manage your projects.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Managing Stakeholders

Managing Stakeholders

Get better results by creating a collaborative team of allies through influence and negotiation.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Making Decisions with Data

Making Decisions with Data

Move your projects forward with confidence by bringing data into your decision process.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Negotiation

Negotiation

Drive outcomes in your favour by learning to negotiate effectively.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Building a Business Case

Building a Business Case

Developing an airtight strategic and financial vision for your next project can mean the difference between failure and success.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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Ideation and Innovation

Ideation and Innovation

History's best innovations are elegant solutions to real problems.

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Managing and Growing Accounts

Managing and Growing Accounts

Develop targeted strategies to maximize revenue from your existing customer base.

 

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Commercial Awareness

Commercial Awareness

Ensure the viability of your strategy before going to market.

 

Self-paced courses featuring real-world projects and a dedicated mentor to get you the experience you need in 4 weeks or less.

 

How does it work?

Learn It: Get a better understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and ways of working from industry experts and leaders in the field.

Try It: Explore ways to apply what you’ve learned in practice scenarios co-designed with corporate partners to mimic authentic business cases.

Use It: Complete a real-world project and work with your mentor to refine your skills and tactics.
 

What you will gain?

Relevant Experience: Hands-on practice with employer-endorsed projects

Personal Mentor​: Dedicated 1:1 support from a seasoned expert

Critical Resources: Videos, real-world examples and key reference docs

Interview Evidence: Testimonials and/or work samples to showcase your demonstrated skills

 

Watch the video for more information:

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