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  • The Open University in Scotland: Free places available on accredited online learning Microcredentials

    Created: 23/02/2022

    The Open University (OU) in Scotland is committed to helping the Community Learning and Development (CLD) workforce to gain new qualifications and become more digitally agile. The OU in Scotland is offering a number of fully-funded places on their online learning Microcredentials for those working in the CLD sector.

    These courses have been developed to provide strategic skills for practitioners in any learning environment, in the community or online and identified as relevant to CLD practitioners by the CLD Standards Council. They will help you to develop online programmes for learners which are accessible and inclusive while also focusing on key thematic priorities for the sector. This offer is open to any practitioners who provide youth work, adult learning and community development, regardless if they are part of a local authority CLD service or deliver upon the values of CLD within the third sector.

    The OU recognise that CLD is provided within the community by so many different organisations and services and as such, we hope these courses will support the professional development of practitioners within the field. The available courses will allow staff in the field to look at how they can deliver a more digitally accessible service while broadening their reach to more young people, adults, families and community groups. The courses on offer are:

    • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners Online.
    • Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses Online Teaching.
    • Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Teacher Development.
    • Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum Online Teaching.
    •  Embedding Social, Race and Gender-Related Equity

    These courses are at the postgraduate level and they will start in March 2022 and run for 12 weeks. For more information and to apply, please click here.

    The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 27 February 2022.

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