Throughout the learning process you will be awarded a Digital Open Badge for completing each unit. These are internationally recognised by many employers and educational institutions and will allow you to display your study achievements, even if you only wish to complete a specific unit.
Upon finishing the course, you will be issued an E-Certificate featuring all earned badges and stating that you have completed the full course, so that you can add it to your CV or education portfolio.
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High quality free online learning experience
In 2016, the University of Derby received the OpenupEd quality label. This means that the University of Derby is recognised as operating in a continuous process of improving their MOOC offerings. By achieving this label the University of Derby demonstrates that it offers quality controlled MOOCs in compliance with benchmarks tailored to both online and open education and keeps up to date with the latest developments. Furthermore, that it uses the OpenupEd quality instrument for benchmarked self-assessment on MOOCs and takes measures of improvement accordingly.
An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office
We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.
The course is made up of 5 units, each will require approximately 2 hours of study.
The focus of this unit is on preparation for university.
This unit will provide you with useful content around the meaning of evidence-based practice. It aims to help you to recognise reliable and useful sources of literature that can support you both with your academic studies and in practice settings and placements.
This unit aims to develop critical thinking skills and presentation skills.
This unit is focused on the importance of performing well within your workplace and maintaining professional relationships at work and on practice placements.
This unit is focused on communication skills and your future potential.