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Certificate in Business Law

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Online
Online Full time 12 - 15 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Close observation of the law and how it affects company operations is something that no organisation goes without. [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. Certificate in Business Law Close observation of the law and how it affects company operations is something that no organisation goes without. The Certificate in Business Law from London School of Business and Finance, powered online by InterActive, provides in-depth insight into UK company law, and how it pertains to international transactions, joint ventures and partnerships, raising capital, bankruptcy, and legal regulation of companies. Intake Start studying on the 1st Monday of every month. [-]

CertCE Business Studies

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Business Studies course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Foundation or Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give students practical and usable skills that can be used in both current and future employment roles. Study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules... [+]

CertCE Business Studies If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Business Studies course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Foundation or Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give students practical and usable skills that can be used in both current and future employment roles. Study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills. Why study this subject? Studying for a CertCE Business Studies will introduce you to a number of key and practical skills that can form the basis for ongoing career development. Learn about the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations, understand different leadership and managerial approaches, become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and data and discover techniques to solve a range of business problems. Course structure The CertCE Business Studies is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits) Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits) Human Resource Management (15 credits) Business and Management Skills (15 credits) Upon completion of your CertCE Business Studies we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Foundation degree (240 credits) and Bachelors degree (360 credits). Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You are supported throughout your business studies course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Business Studies assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis. You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by: showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform; the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date; assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams; ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. Career destinations A business studies certificate will equip you with a wide range of skills making you highly prized by employers in a variety of industries and professions. The in-depth understanding our graduates gain in their studies has led to careers in areas as such as consultancy, human resources management, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, as well as general management. Entry requirements We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Business Studies course. You will be allowed to start the CertCE Business Studies course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. [-]

Certificate in Digital Photography

Open Colleges
Online Full time 12 months January 2017 Australia Australia Online

This comprehensive online digital photography course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, and is delivered by Australia’s leader in online education, Open Colleges. [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. Certificate in Digital Photography Upgrade your skills or pursue a path to a career in photography with this cutting edge, industry developed online digital photography course. Study online at a pace that works for you. Course Description This comprehensive online digital photography course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, and is delivered by Australia’s leader in online education, Open Colleges. You’ll learn to use specialist programs currently in use in the industry and receive the latest, most modern digital materials that will cover new, necessary skills to create a compelling portfolio or for publication through social media. Learn the tricks and tools that will allow you to reach your audience and get your name “out there”. If you’re a creative person who wants to enhance the professionalism of your photographs, the Certificate in Digital Photography will allow you to gain the skills you want in the most flexible and accessible way. Use this course to begin a journey into the world of photography or to enhance your creative skill set. Equipped with a Digital SLR camera, you can start on the path to a career in photography by learning digital imaging skills that will make your photos stand out. Shape your imagination and discover your true potential. This comprehensive course will teach you specialist skills in camera use and operation, image editing using Adobe Lightroom and file management. You'll learn about the different styles of photography, including street photography, landscapes and portraits. This course will also teach you how to publish your images and how to create a folio. In the final modules you'll learn about optimising lighting and what steps to take next in your career or study journey. Lots of the course material is in video format – with practical, easily digestible topics. This video content has been created in-house by expert professional photographers, who are there to guide through every step on the way. The Certificate in Digital Photography could provide a pathway to a career in photography or simply to give you the skills to create and share stunning images. Disclaimer The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework. Course Details Course number E0161IN Qualification name Certificate in Digital Photography Course duration Maximum 12 months Delivery Method Online Assessments Portfolio, Practical Assessments, Quizzes Fee for service option awarded by Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796) Subjects Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status. Module 1: Shoot and share (part 1) Automatic mode Module 2: Shoot and share (part 2) Semi-automatic modes Module 3: Be in control (part 1) Program mode Module 4: Be in control (part 2) Manual mode Module 5: Master outdoor shooting (part 1) Photo-journalism and street photography Module 6: Master outdoor shooting (part 2) Family activities and sport Module 7: Master indoor shooting (part 1) Interiors, products, food and macro Module 8: Master indoor shooting (part 2) Night events and special occasions Module 9: Focus on portraits Portraits: colour and black and white Module 10: Focus on weddings Weddings: colour and black and white Module 11: What’s next (part 1) Creating your portfolio Module 12: What’s next (part 2) Promoting your work Requirements Minimum age You will need to be at least 18 years old English This course requires you to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, you will need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that you currently or have previously: been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where English is the main language used in verbal and written communications OR have successfully completed one year of study taught in English OR have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years OR have achieved an overall pass score on our free OC LLN tool available on our website at a Certificate level. Computing Hardware and software requirements: All users: Microsoft Office 2013 or equivalent Broadband Internet Connection 4GB of Ram (recommended for use with Adobe suite) Adobe Reader XI or equivalent Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher recommended 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (4GHz or faster recommended) Mac OS: Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher recommended 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (4GHz or faster recommended) You will also need access to Macromedia Flash player and you are advised to have access to Skype and sufficient internet bandwidth to view online videos, such as those available from YouTube. You will need access to software to view online videos and images, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, which are available as a download from the internet. Equipment You will require access to a DSLR Camera with either a zoom lens or interchangeable lenses and camera software. You may choose to use a tripod; however, this is not essential. You might also choose to hire specialised lighting and/or studio equipment to take superior quality photographs for their portfolio. Skills To successfully complete this course, you will need to have proficient computing skills. This includes the ability to: Use the computer, mouse and keyboard with proficiency, save files and search the Internet. Attach and use peripheral devices such as scanners, digital cameras, media storage (e.g., flash drive for photo storage). Save a compressed file (.zip) Save a PDF File Navigate the Internet to specific websites Open Colleges will advise you of these requirements and will rely on your declaration that you have these basic skills. Additional Adobe Creative Cloud You will require the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. If you do not have already access to Lightroom, Open Colleges recommends that you subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan which will provide all software, technical support and training material for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Pinterest You will be required to create a social media account on Pinterest to display and share your work with other students. This account is free. Facebook Towards the end of the course, you will be required to create a Facebook page to promote your work. This is free of charge Language, Literacy and Numeracy Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. Extra Benefits Those who enrol in the Certificate in Digital Photography will get access to all the online learning materials, including our in-house instructional videos, discussion forums where you can interact with your trainer and other students, and additional photography readings and resources. Special Offers Start learning for less. Our payment options could help you make considerable savings on the cost of this course. Enrolment and Fees Pay AUD100.00 to get started with your course. [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities, including history, art history, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies, music and English – expanding your cultural horizons while training you to think and argue clearly. Apart from sheer enjoyment, it offers excellent preparation for further study and will give your career prospects a boost... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities, including history, art history, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies, music and English – expanding your cultural horizons while training you to think and argue clearly. Apart from sheer enjoyment, it offers excellent preparation for further study and will give your career prospects a boost. Key features of the course Develops your understanding of our rich cultural heritage from fascinating and diverse perspectives Helps you practise and refine the skills of argument and analysis, enhancing your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. A nationally recognised qualification in its own right, the certificate of higher education is also equivalent to the first third of an honours degree. Educational aims This is an introductory programme covering a wide range of disciplines that aims to provide you with: an introduction to the humanities, in particular, the seven disciplines taught in the Arts faculty an introduction to different ways of approaching the subject areas the development of basic skills of analysis, argument and expression the ability to write well-argued essays and reflect on tutor feedback, and use this feedback to improve on future performance an opportunity to enhance your personal development, in particular your confidence to move to OU level 2 study. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Your learning will be through exposure to and discussion of texts, reproductions of works of art (including works of music), and reproductions of different sorts of historical evidence. The study materials may be in a variety of media, but will incorporate questions to encourage you to interact with the topics under discussion, practise argument and establish your understanding of the material. Additionally, there will be opportunities for discussion (face to face, online or via telephone) with your tutor and fellow-students, to help you to test out approaches to the various kinds of subject matter. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed principally through tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) that require written work ranging from short pieces of analysis to full-length essays. For some optional modules there may also be an examination. The teaching and learning of cognitive skills in the humanities is closely integrated with the teaching of subject matter. There are opportunities to practise your acquisition of cognitive skills as you work through the study materials, with their embedded questions, and through your assessed work. Written assignments provide numerous opportunities to test out and refine your cognitive skills, and tutors, in their feedback on assignments, have a key role to play in fostering this kind of learning. The key skills in learning how to learn and communication are, again, integral parts of the teaching and assessment in humanities modules. Study materials include guidance on the use of appropriate academic conventions, and you can practise these in written assignments, with feedback from your tutor to help you to consolidate good scholarly habits. The use of reflection as a tool for learning is built into the assessment pattern of the compulsory module, and the Virtual Learning Environment provides opportunity for formative assessment that reinforces various kinds of learning, including familiarisation with ICT. Guidance on the acquisition of these skills is cumulative, and personalised support and feedback from tutors and other OU staff will enhance learning in these areas. Organisational skills are not explicitly tested, but, like the presentational skills, lie behind successful completion of assessment tasks throughout the modules constituting this certificate. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £5,264 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 2 years Full time – 1 year Time limit – 7 years Career relevance The breadth of study and training in clear thinking and communication make this course relevant to a wide variety of careers. These include: public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations education legal work business, banking and retail human resources charities and campaigning. Faculty The Arts Faculty was rated by a Times Higher Education survey as one of the best 100 institutions in the world for the study of the arts. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing also teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas. These include art history; classical studies; creative writing; English; history; music; philosophy; and religious studies. The Faculty also has validated partnerships with several important institutions in the UK and other parts of the world. The head of the Faculty is the Dean, Professor David Rowland. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 7.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

Executive Education - EFA Certification Preparatory Course

Instituto Europeo de Posgrado
Online Part time 6 months September 2017 Spain Alcobendas

The course for the EFA certification provides students with the fundamental concepts and skills to develop ethical, financial advisory work and comprehensive wealth management. [+]

Executive Education - EFA Certification Preparatory Course

The course for the EFA certification provides students with the fundamental concepts and skills to develop ethical, financial advisory work and comprehensive wealth management.

What are the program objectives?

The course of preparation for the EFA Certification is that students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the EFA certification that ensures the adequacy of financial professionals to advise individuals on a personal or private banking.

Why Choose Us?

Total flexibility: The course can be completed at any time and from anywhere, to be provided under a methodology 100% online. Audiovisual training: classes are supported by explanatory videos of teachers. Webinars: access to seminars via the web in real time. Mock exam: access to a large number of exam questions from previous calls and real case studies. Warranty: 90% of our students passed the examination of € FPA in the last call. Double degree: much of the agenda can be validated for the degree in Financial Advice DeMaster European Graduate Institute. ... [-]

Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

Australian Sports Academy (ASA)
Online Full time 40 weeks January 2017 Australia Gold Coast

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres or sporting organisations and associations. Persons with this level of competency would support the management of ancillary functions required to ensure the e ective provisions of specific services and programs. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres or sporting organisations and associations. Persons with this level of competency would support the management of ancillary functions required to ensure the e ective provisions of specific services and programs. Work may be undertaken in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres or sporting organisations and associations. JOB PROSPECTS • Facilitycoordinator • Administration coordinator • Recreation coordinator ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Recommended to be currently working in industry • Minimum of 16 years of age • Australian Sports Academy sta will assist clients to ensure that the qualification is appropriate to meet their needs prior to enrolment • Technology requirement is recommended to be able to access online resources plus if the learner chooses to submit their assessment work via electronic means DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS You are able to use a combination of pathways such as self-paced, classroom/workshop/tutorial and on or o the job to complete the qualification. Competency based assessment is used during all assessment activities. Competency is achieved through demonstrating your knowledge and practical application of skills. The “assessment activities” will include but are not limited to such things as written/ oral questions, third party feedback where applicable, activities, and scenarios of knowledge and practical application of skills. [-]

Cisco Networking

Hudson
Online Part time 3 months August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

This bundle covers a wide spectrum of Cisco approved certification courses ranging from entry-level up to professional level. Whether you’re looking to begin a career in Cisco networking and gain your first qualification, or want to upgrade your Cisco qualifications, this bundle is the ideal choice. Beginning from entry-level and moving upwards, the certification level courses cover: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)… then covers Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP). [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. This bundle covers a wide spectrum of Cisco approved certification courses ranging from entry-level up to professional level. Whether you’re looking to begin a career in Cisco networking and gain your first qualification, or want to upgrade your Cisco qualifications, this bundle is the ideal choice. Beginning from entry-level and moving upwards, the certification level courses cover: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)… then covers Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP). The disciplines covered in the bundle include Network Design, Network Security, Voice, and Routing and Switching. If you do not have prior Cisco certifications, you will be required to take the entry-level course/s first to gain the higher professional level certifications such as the CCNP and CCDP. What’s in the bundle? This bundle contains 10 separate certification courses. To see what you’ll be learning in each course, just click on the title: Cisco CCNA 640-554 – Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security – IINS 2.0 Cisco CCNA 100-101 & 200-101 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Cisco CCNA 200-120 Routing and Switching (v2) Cisco CCNA 640-461 ICOMM v8.0 – Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration Cisco CCNP Voice 642-427 TVOICE 8.0: Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Cisco CCNP Voice 642-437 Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS v8.0 Cisco CCNP Voice 642-447 Implementing Cisco Unified Communication Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) v8 Cisco CCNP Voice 642-457 Implementing Cisco Unified Communication Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2) v8 Cisco CCNP Voice 642-467 CAPPS 8.0: Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications Cisco CCDA 640-864 DESGN – Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions How much can I potentially earn with a Cisco certification? Click here to see your earning potential with a CCNA or CCNP or CCDA or CCDP certification. How is each course taught? All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks, and using simulators as if you were using the real software program. How long will it take me to complete each course? As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them. No matter what though, you will always have 3 months to complete your course. What do I need? All you need is an internet connection and a PC. While most of the lessons work on MACs, we recommend you use a PC for the best performance. Certain parts of the course may not display properly on older MACs. Once you’ve logged into your course, you may be prompted to down certain free plugins such as Java. Just follow the on-screen prompts. [-]

Online Guitar Certificate

Los Angeles College of Music - Online
Online 40 weeks September 2017 USA Los Angeles United Kingdom UK Online Australia Australia Online Canada Canada Online France France Online Ireland Ireland Online Germany Germany Online + 11 more

Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will help optimize your learning experience due to the weekly video exchange with your instructor and will demonstrate your success with solo jazz guitar. [+]

Online Guitar Courses & Certificates: Solo Jazz Guitar Study from anywhere across the world with LACM Online courses! Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will help optimize your learning experience due to the weekly video exchange with your instructor and will demonstrate your success with solo jazz guitar. Required Courses: Building A Chord Vocabulary with Jody Fisher Course Description This class addresses the needs of the student who has been playing for a while and wants to greatly expand their chord vocabulary. The class begins with the basics of harmony as applied to the guitar, such as quickly knowing all the notes on the fingerboard, major scale theory and extensive triad work. After this information is absorbed, the topics expand to comping ideas along with formulas and fingerings for diatonic chords from major and minor 6th chords to major, minor and dominant 13th chords. Numerous examples are shown – some common, some unusual – with additional commentary about dealing with, and changing physically challenging fingerings. Later in the class, other chord systems are discussed, such as building chords from triads, string transference, using common chord progressions to help upgrade your chord vocabulary. In addition to the video instruction and printed material, there are pre-recorded play-along tracks to provide a realistic playing and learning experience. Course Objectives Learn all the notes on the fingerboard, major scale theory and extensive triad work Learn new comping ideas common to all styles of music Learn how to deal with and change physically challenging fingerings Upgrade your chord vocabulary by building chords from triads, string transference, chord scales and using common chord progressions Here’s what students are saying: “Jody is the best! So lucky to have been a student of his!” Advanced Chord Systems with Jody Fisher Course Description For guitar students who already possess a knowledge of basic diatonic harmony, and have a good vocabulary of extended chords, this class is the next step. The course dives into the theory and usage of altered dominant chords right from the beginning. First, chords with a single alteration are covered. Many fingerings are shown along with systems to help the student learn quickly. There are common voicings shown along with ones that are considered more unique and are introduced within the context of chord progressions that are played in all styles of music. After this, dominant chords with multiple alterations are covered in the same way. Once this material has been learned, other systems for learning altered dominant chords are introduced, such as building altered chords from tritone shapes, half-step dominant approach chords and symmetrical chord movement. After taking this class, any student should feel comfortable in any harmonic setting. In addition to the video instruction and printed material, there are pre-recorded play-along tracks to provide a realistic playing and learning experience. Course Objectives Learn theory and usage of altered dominant chords with single and multiple alterations of chords with many fingerings Expand comping ideas that can be applied to any style of music Learn to finger difficult chords and deal with physically challenging chord changes Upgrade your chord vocabulary by building chords from triads, harmonized chord scales, string transference, and other chord systems. Here’s what students are saying: “I think I just learned more in this course than I have in last 10 years of playing guitar. Not only are you a master player, you are a great teacher. Thank you!” Beginning Chord Melody with Jody Fisher Course Description Chord Melody is a style that allows the guitarist to play songs instrumentally, either solo, or with a group. It is a demanding style that requires knowledge of the fingerboard, a good sense of melody and an extensive chord vocabulary. This class is for intermediate students who are ready to move on to a more advanced level of playing. Each lesson covers a new song. An extensive analysis of the song’s melody and harmony are the first areas of study in each lesson. After that, students will work their way through an actual chord melody arrangement of the song and learn about practice techniques, and other solo guitar skills. Midway through the course, the emphasis changes from learning a written arrangement to creating original arrangements of standards and other songs. When students reach this point additional arranging techniques are discussed, such as creating intros and endings and using special effects such as artificial harmonics. All the songs are demonstrated in a looser, more improvised feel to show the students how they can develop a style of their own. Course Objectives Learn how to analyze songs melodically and harmonically Learn to harmonize melodies Learn how to handle non-chordal tones Learn how to practice chord melody more effectively Learn how to create chord melody arrangements and build a sizeable chord vocabulary Here’s what students are saying: “Thank you so much Jody! Your lessons have transformed my playing. Your explanations are accurate and simple…you have broadened my musical horizons!” Chord Melody II with Jody Fisher Course Description Once a student understands the basics of chord melody arranging, they often wonder how to expand their skills to include more techniques that will make their playing more interesting and sound more professional. For the student who has had some chord melody training and has a basic repertoire to work with, this class will take you to the next level. The songs in this course are more difficult in terms of technique and harmonization than the first Chord Melody course. The work focuses on how to make your arrangements really unique. In addition to topics like phrasing, and “shading”, techniques showing how to improvise with chords and single note lines are covered extensively so that players can feel as free improvising in a solo context as they do in a band. Much attention is also paid to the technique of comping with simultaneous walking bass lines. Learning how to create well arranged songs and bass lines, in addition to improvisational techniques can give a serious player an endless source of development and enjoyment. Course Objectives Learn theory and usage of altered dominant chords with single and multiple alterations of chords with many fingerings Learn to improvise while playing solo guitar Learn to improvise with chords Learn to improvise with chords and single note lines together Learn to play walking bass lines and comp chords simultaneously Here’s what students are saying: “Jody is the Zen Master of guitar teaching. In other words, really great!” [-]

Specialization Certificate - Geographic Indications

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time March 2017 Spain Barcelona

In this course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. In this course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change. Credits: 12 ECTS Start: 15 March 2017 Degree: Geographic Indications Language: English This specialisation consists of three modules: Social, Cultural and Political Considerations of GI; Tourism and GIs; and, Legal Considerations: Laws, Treaties and Agreements. We review the history of GIs and use case studies to consider the benefits and limitations of this type of certification. We then turn our attention of tourism and GIs, focusing on the importance of geographic indicators for tourist destinations and vice versa. Here students will examine specific cases, including Wine tourism in Napa Valley (California), the Oleoturism Olive Oil Route (Jaén, Spain), Scotland's Whiskey Trail and Les cuines of Vendrell (El Vendrell, Spain). Finally, we consider the legal considerations of geographical indicators including definitions, GIs as a form of intellectual property and a review of legal frameworks that govern GIs. We pay particular attention to GI laws in the European Union, the USA, Russia, China, Vietnam, India and Thailand. This specialisation is taught by an interdisciplinary and international group of experts. With this training, students will understand different systems of geographic indication, how to apply for GI for a specific product and what the benefits and limitations of such a process could be for the producers, the community and the consumer. This Specialisation in Geographic Indication can be taken as a stand-alone certificate, but it is also a mandatory part of the Master's in Food, Culture and Territory and the Postgraduate Programme in Food, Culture and Locality. Objectives Awareness of different systems of Geographic Indications. Consideration of the term Local. Consideration of the social, cultural and political context for the development of GI protection. Understanding the implications of GIs for local communities. Understanding of the implications of GIs in development. Understanding the role GIs play within social movements. Understanding the implications, considerations and opportunities. Understanding the role of geographical indications (GIs) in tourism. Understanding of a Geographical Indication as a type of intellectual property. Understanding the legal frameworks that govern GIs. Understanding approaches to protection of geographical indications in national laws. Awareness of the organizations involved in GIs. Understanding of the process for applying for a GI. Understanding of GI laws and systems in the various countries. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are specifically geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture. Individuals working in the agri-food sector. Public administrators. Policy analysts. Consultants. Lawyers. Journalists specializing in food politics. Professional organizations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture. Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Geographic Indication students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Academic requirements Students can apply for this specialisation even if they do not have a university degree. The Specialisation in Geographic Indication is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

TESOL Certificate, Part 2: Teach English Now! (Beginner)

Coursera
Online Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This specialization is the second of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University. This Specialization builds on the theories learned in TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Foundational Principles. [+]

This specialization is the second of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University. This Specialization builds on the theories learned in TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Foundational Principles. It covers the design and implementation of reading and writing, listening and speaking, and technology enriched activities, as well as a teaching practicum. In the final Capstone Project, developed by international educators and TESOL specialists at ASU’s Global Launch, you’ll apply the skills you learned by demonstrating your ability to teach through video recordings and by reflecting on your own and others’ teaching. When you complete both Specializations, you will submit your work for expert review to receive your ASU 150-hour TESOL Certificate, in addition to your Coursera certificates. Courses Teach English Now! Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within them. Learn how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies. Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing--pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. Find out about different writing problems that students may encounter. Incorporate grammar through the use of noticing and input enhancement. Teach English Now! Second Language Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation In this course, you will be introduced to some of the challenges of teaching and learning listening and speaking, such as paralinguistics, performance variables, reduced and regional forms, and differing types of oral discourse. Don't worry--you'll learn what those mean, too! Then you'll learn how to ease the acquisition of listening and speaking for your students. The course also highlights the powerful opportunity to include pronunciation in listening and speaking classes and offers strategies to incorporate pronunciation activities. Teach English Now! Technology Enriched Teaching This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning. Discover current and future trends in educational technology, along with strategies for implementing these trends in the classroom and beyond. As technology is continually evolving, learn how to keep up on current technological applications through professional development networks and training opportunities. Teach English Now! Capstone Project 2 In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you learned by doing practice teaching. You will build on your assignments from the previous courses to refine your lesson plans and video-tape yourself presenting the lesson. You will submit a total of ten videos. If you have completed Teach English Now! Part 1 and Teach English Now! Part 2, you will submit your work for expert review to receive your ASU 150-hour TESOL Certificate from ASU, in addition to your Coursera certificates. [-]

Certificate - Be-a Cleaning Certificate Award

New Skills Academy - Online International Courses
Online Full time Part time 10 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom Banbury + 1 more

Anyone who has an interest in becoming a cleaner (whether employed or self-employed) is encouraged to take the course. [+]

Be-a Cleaning Certificate Award - Certified

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Who can take the cleaning course? Anyone who has an interest in becoming a cleaner (whether employed or self-employed) is encouraged to take the course. Course Modules/Lessons The course is broken down in to 22 individual modules. Each module takes between 15 and 20 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience. At the end of each module there is a 5 question test to ensure that you have fully understood all of the training material included within. You must get at least 3/5 of the questions on the test correct before you can progress to the next module. Once you have completed all 22 modules there is a 50 multiple choice question test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 22 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing. The pass mark for the test is 70% (35/50) If you don’t pass the test first time you will get a second opportunity to take the test again after further study. Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download / print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate there will be an admin charge of £10. We use Paypal for all payments on the site. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard ,American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. All payments are handled securely by Paypal. We also accept bank transfer (BACs). Please contact us for more information about this payment method. [-]

British Cleaning Certificate Award - CPD Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 10 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Whether you want to start your own successful cleaning business or you want to improve your career prospects within the company you currently work for, you will find that the British Cleaning Certificate Award can be a useful step in the right direction. [+]

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Whether you want to start your own successful cleaning business or you want to improve your career prospects within the company you currently work for, you will find that the British Cleaning Certificate Award can be a useful step in the right direction. Introduction to the British Cleaning Certification Award (BCCA) This industry recognised certification includes twenty two information packed modules that you can learn at your own pace in your own space. This online training takes approximately ten hours to complete with online support that you can rely on and trust. The course covers the essential things you need to know to boost your career within the British cleaning industry. It provides you with the ability to improve your earning potential. On completion of the course you will be required to pass a multiple choice test, which covers all the modules you have just completed. On passing, with a pass rate of seventy percent, you will have the ability to download and print your certificate and start using it to improve your cleaning career without delay. What You Will Learn The twenty two modules are overflowing with valuable information that you can use in your cleaning career, this includes: Understand the cleaning industry from career prospects to starting your own cleaning business. Know the different types of cleaning jobs from domestic cleaning to commercial and industrial cleaning. Identify whether it is worthwhile to work for someone or own your own cleaning business. Get to grips with essential cleaning equipment. Know what equipment you will need and how to use it. Also learn how to effectively store cleaning equipment. Learn about chemical safety, including the chemicals you will use on a daily basis. Know the difference between acidic, alkaline and neutral chemicals and what they are used for. Understand the job in detail. This includes working hours, average earnings and working conditions. Learn essential cleaning techniques and expected standards. This includes dusting surfaces, cleaning glass and mirrors, how to clean speciality surfaces and what standards you need to maintain. Know about cleaning products and protective clothing, helping you identify what you should wear to protect your clothes, speciality cleaning products and clothing branding to boost brand visibility. Understand the importance of effective kitchen cleaning. Learn about food safety, how to effectively clean a cooker and a refrigerator and so much more. Identify how to complete commercial kitchen cleaning to the highest standard. Know the best routine to clean a bathroom and toilet area. Learn about the best routines and why you should have colour coded cloths. Understand hospital cleaning from areas you may need to clean to health and safety requirements. Learn how office cleaning differs from residential cleaning and identify various techniques to effectively clean staff toilets. Know what equipment you will need for industrial cleaning, along with the difference between wet and dry industrial vacuum cleaners and how to keep safe when cleaning these environments. Identify with green cleaning solutions from homemade cleaning products to steam cleaning and more. Know the reporting procedures. Reporting procedures include regulation reporting, injury and disease reporting and get to know what an accident book is. Know what it takes to clean outdoor areas. You will learn about planning, preparation, safety and legal requirements. Learn how to deal with non-categorised waste. You will get to know the different types of waste and how to manage the transfer flow of waste to ensure cleanliness at all times. Get to know more about working in confined spaces and why and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment before you begin to ensure your safety. Learn more about running an ironing service and what this entails. Receive valuable information on starting your own cleaning business from what you will need, the benefits and disadvantages and more to help you decide if this is the best choice for you and how to proceed. Learn more about marketing your business, what insurances you will need, tax and more. Benefits of the British Cleaning Certification Award (BCCA) Improve your career prospects. Improve your earning potential with the knowledge and skills obtained in this course. Show the BCCA logo on your marketing and promotional materials to provide your clients with peace of mind when using your services. Industry recognised certification on completion. Download and print your certificate as and when you need it. Course Modules/Lessons Module 1: Finding Your Career: A Job in the Cleaning Corps Module 2 : The Different Types of Cleaning Jobs Module 3 : Cleaning Equipment Module 4 : Chemical Safety and Competence Module 5 : About The Job Module 6 : Meeting Clients and Your Behaviour in Clients’ Homes/Workplaces Module 7 : Keyholding and Alarm Codes for Cleaners Module 8 : Food Kitchen & Cleaning Module 9 : Cleaning Products & Clothing Module 10 : Food Kitchen Cleaning Module 11 : Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Module 12 : Bathrooms & Toilets Module 13 : Hospital / Medical practice Cleaning Module 14 : Office Cleaning Module 15: Industrial Cleaning Equipment Module 16: Green & Steam Cleaning Module 17: Pressure Washing & Machine Sweeping Module 18: Reporting Procedures Module 19 : Cleaning External Surfaces/Areas Module 20 : Dealing with Non-Routine Waste Module 21 : Running An Ironing Service Module 22 : Starting Your Own Cleaning Business Module 23 : Marketing A Cleaning Business Module 24 : Taking on Staff Module 25 : Communication Skills and Dealing with Customer Complaints Module 26 : Business Insurance, Equipment & Tax [-]

CPD Safeguarding Adults and Children

The Skills Network
Online Full time Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to safeguarding, this is also beneficial for general knowledge. Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time. Place of study: Learn from home Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams Course duration: An average of 2 hours. Full tutor and customer service support will be provided throughout the course. Course Content Section 1: Understanding the principals of safeguarding adults This section covers the main types of abuse and harm as well as the importance of being treated with dignity and respect. Section 2: Reducing the likelihood of abuse This section covers dignity and rights within a care environment as well as the importance of individualised care, safeguarding policies and managing risk. Section 3: Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse This section explores what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected as well as local whistle blowing policy procedures. Section 4: Protecting people from harm and abuse- locally and nationally This section covers possible barriers in alerting or referring relevant agencies as well as legislation and the sharing of information. Section 5: Safeguarding children This section explores what procedures to follow based on profession if a child or young person is suspected of being abused. [-]

Online Business Law Certificate

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Online Full time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business. Earning this exclusive USC credential can increase a student’s marketability with top multinational employers looking for this unique specialization. This certificate is available to both U.S. and international legal professionals. [+]

The USC online Business Law Certificate is open to both international students and domestic J.D. graduates who may utilize business law in their career. This certificate program can be completed as a standalone program or included in the LL.M. required coursework to specialize your degree. When you earn a graduate certificate in business law online from USC, it signals to employers that you have the knowledge and skills—from organizational and financial aspects to deal making and contract negotiation—important to providing top-notch legal counsel in a business context. The rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business. Earning this exclusive USC credential can increase a student’s marketability with top multinational employers looking for this unique specialization. This certificate is available to both U.S. and international legal professionals. Curriculum Business Law Certificate Required Courses (14 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2 LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3 LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3 *Curriculum is subject to change. *Under the State Bar of California’s current guidelines, those with an online master’s degree from an ABA-approved law school may be deemed eligible to meet the academic qualifications required to sit for their bar exam. Our students will have the opportunity to take courses to meet the qualifications to sit for the California Bar exam. Admissions Requirements International Students First law degree (LL.B.) or equivalent outside of the United States Official transcripts from all universities attended Personal statement 2 letters of recommendation TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable) TOEFL score: 100-IBT recommended Resume LSAT: Not required U.S. Students (Business Law Certificate only) JD degree or equivalent Official transcripts from all universities attended Personal statement 2 letters of recommendation Resume LSAT: Not required Apply Now: Applications are to be submitted entirely through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). When registering for an account and selecting a school, ensure that you select the USC Online LL.M. application. [-]

Certificate in Information Technology

American Business And Technology University
Online Part time 36 - 36 weeks September 2017 USA Saint Joseph

With an ever changing environment in the global community, people at all level of employment will need to have a foundation in information technology. This certificate is designed to let students explore a range of information technology subjects before they decide on an area of specialization. The program is designed in a manner which allows graduates of the program to obtain marketable skills upon graduation of this program alone. All of the courses are transferable with full credit to higher education programs offered at the University. [+]

Top Certificate Programs Online. Program Description With an ever changing environment in the global community, people at all level of employment will need to have a foundation in information technology. This certificate is designed to let students explore a range of information technology subjects before they decide on an area of specialization. The program is designed in a manner which allows graduates of the program to obtain marketable skills upon graduation of this program alone. All of the courses are transferable with full credit to higher education programs offered at the University. Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to: Demonstrate proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products. Identify and evaluate computer systems issues and implement effective remediation policies. Utilize and define the computer system components and application system operation characteristics. Explain and employ specific knowledge and skills attributable to a set of courses chosen by the student. Potential Employment Upon successfully completing this program the graduate should qualify to fill entry-level positions in the corporate office structure and other positions requiring utilization of the concepts and skills of Information Technology. [-]