Directory of Online Professional Learning (Free)
This is a directory of free online courses that we think are relevant to CLD practice and the roles CLD practitioners are undertaking.
Many entries to the directory have been curated from the vast array of courses available on the Open University's OpenLearn site and cover CLD related topics such as Partnership Working, Social and Political Influences on Communities and Financial Management. You will also find professional learning offers from Education Scotland.
The directory includes short pieces of learning from 2 hours up to 24 hours of study with levels ranging from SCQF 6-11.
We hope to develop the directory over time and would be grateful for any recommendations you have for additions.
- Digital skills courses
- Leadership Courses
Course Hours of study Level Provider Wellbeing Leaders of Learning - taking care of yourself 6 - Education Scotland Supervision Space - taking care of staff you lead 6 - Education Scotland Leadership and followership 24 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Leadership: external context and culture 6 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations 24 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations 15 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn An introduction to public leadership 9 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Leadership challenges in turbulent times 6 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn
- Coaching and Mentoring Courses
Coaching and Mentoring Courses
Course Hours of Study Level Provider 1:1 Coaching 4 - Education Scotland Group Coaching 4 - Education Scotland Exploring career mentoring and coaching 24 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring 9 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Three principles of a coaching approach 2 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn
- Youth work courses
Youth work courses
Course Hours of Study Level Provider
- Adult Learning courses
Adult Learning courses
Course Hours of Study Level Provider Assistive technologies and online learning 8 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Languages as a medium for teaching and learning 5 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging 24 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Understanding dyslexia 20 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn Take your teaching online 24 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn
- Community Development/ Empowerment / Engagement
Community Development/ Empowerment / Engagement
- Financial Management
- Risk Management
- Social, political and wider environmental influences on communities
Social, political and wider environmental influences on communities
Course Hours of Study Level Provider OpenLearn Scotland 3 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Living and working in the new economy 15 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn Understanding economic inequality 6 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Changing cities 15 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Identity in question 12 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn An introduction to crime and criminology 6 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn
- Analyse and understand power dynamics and decision-making processes
Analyse and understand power dynamics and decision-making processes
Course Hours of Study Level Provider Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring 4 SCQF 11 OpenLearn
- Partnership working
Course Hours of Study Level Provider Developing high trust work relationships 2 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn The importance of interpersonal skills 3 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Managing projects through people 8 SCQF 11 OpenLearn Working in diverse teams 24 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn Partnerships and networks in work with young people 10 SCQF 8/9/10 OpenLearn Collaborative problem solving for community safety 16 SCQF 6/7 OpenLearn