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  • Dr Antony Walker
    September 19, 2012
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Diploma Courses




ALISON's free online Diploma in Health Studies course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of important health-related subjects. This course covers diet and nutrition, health and human development, global health issues such as womens health and family health, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. This Diploma course will be of great interest for anyone interested in a career in the health professions, and will further enhance your career progression.



The free online Diploma in Legal Studies course from ALISON gives you the opportunity to study key subjects in legal studies. You review the types of law and how they are created, how the adversary legal system operates, and what types of legal procedures there are. This Diploma course will greatly increase your understanding and knowledge of legal systems and related procedures and practices, and will be of great benefit in your career advancement.



The free online Diploma in Mathematics course from ALISON gives you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key subjects in mathematics. This course covers calculus, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, functions, vectors, data distributions, probability and chance, and statistics. Qualifications in mathematics are in great demand from employers and this Diploma course will greatly enhance your career prospects.




This free online Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices behind key business management subjects such as corporate management, operations management, accounting, human resources management, financial accounting, and project management. You also learn about key entrepreneural skills from serial entrepreneur Bill Liao, co-founder of the social networking site XING.com. This Diploma course is ideal for those who want to further their knowledge and understanding of business management and entrepreneurship, and will greatly enhance your career prospects.



ALISON's free online Diploma in Outdoor and Physical Education Studies course gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key topics in outdoor adventure and physical education. The course covers topics such as coaching and training, physical fitness, outdoor activities and adventure. This Diploma is ideal for anyone interested in a career in outdoor activities, adventure activities, the health and fitness industry, or physical education and training, and will greatly enhance your career prospects.



The free online Diploma in General Science course from ALISON is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key subjects in biology, chemistry and physics. In biology you will covers subjects such as cell theory, genetics and evolution; in chemistry you will cover subjects such as atoms, molecules and the periodic table; and in physics you will cover subjects such as magnetism, electricity and sound. This Diploma course will be of great interest to those who want to further improve their knowledge and understanding of general science, and will greatly enhance your career prospects.



ALISON's free online Diploma in English Language and Literature course gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important aspects of the English language and English literature. The English language modules cover the fundamentals of grammar, and effective speaking and writing skills. The English literature modules analyse literature with an emphasis on renowned authors and poets, such as Samuel Coleridge, Arthur Miller and William Shakespeare. This course is ideal for learners who have always wanted to study English language and literature in greater detail, and for learners who are studying English as a second language, a qualification in this Diploma course is the ideal way of demonstrating your proficiency in the English language.



This free online course from ALISON will be of great interest to anybody with responsibility for developing or implementing an online social media marketing strategy. This course has been developed for aspiring and existing social media marketing professionals, and will give you a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and application of social media marketing. The course covers the use of email marketing, affiliate marketing, using social media tools such as Twitter, podcasting and blogging, and how to use Facebook to create a LIKE page and increase traffic to your FAN page. Social media marketing is increasingly important for business, and by completing this Diploma course you will have gained the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a successful social media marketing strategy in a company or an organisation. This course will also help people greatly enhance their career prospects.





The free online Diploma in Business and Legal Studies course covers key topics in business and law such as corporate management, human resources, operations management, accounting, types of law, how laws are created, the adversary system, and legal procedures. This Diploma course is ideal for those who want to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business and legal systems, and will greatly improve your career prospects.



This free online diploma-level course from ALISON is a comprehensive review of project management. Project management involves the planning, organizing, securing and managing of resources to achieve the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. This course covers project management methodology, toolsets and documentation, and the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation. The course also includes a project management case study. Qualifications in Project Management are in great demand internationally and this Diploma course will greatly enhance your career prospects.



Environmental science is the field of science that studies physical, chemical and biological aspects of the environment and determines solutions to environmental problems. This free online diploma course will give learners a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of environmental science and covers many topics such as understanding the earth's processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, the importance of global water supplies, and the effects of climate change. This course is ideal for professionals who are working in the area of environmental science, for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental science, or the individual learner who simply wants to learn how we can build a more sustainable existence on this planet.



Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage or social difficulties. This free online course in social work studies will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of what social work is, the skills needed to be a social worker, and what social workers do. There are also some video and audio based case studies which will help you further understand the social issues that are presented to social workers and how social workers respond to them. This course is ideal for professionals who are already in a health-related or care-giving occupation and who want to learn more about social work, and for learners who are interested in social work as a career. 




ALISON's free online Diploma in Psychology is an engaging course, and is packed with features that help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology. Major domains of Psychology are covered including classical conditioning, learning theory, the biological basis of behaviour, visual perceptions, memory, and cognition. The Research Methodology section allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of Psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by Psychologists. This course is ideal for learners who want to gain comprehensive understanding of the main elements Psychology, and will be of great benefit to students in their career progression.



Human resources plays a key role in modern organisations and businesses, be they private sector, public sector or voluntary. This free online course covers diverse topics in human resources, from the role of the human resources manager to how to recruit, select, train and assess employees, to employee motivation, employee-employer relations, and how to manage change within an organisation. This course will give learners a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role human resources plays in organisations, and will be of great interest to business professionals working in the area of human resources, or to learners who are pursuing a career in this area. 



All modern economies need industries that are innovative in product design and efficient in the manufacture of these products. In turn, these industries need people who are knowledgeable about product design and manufacturing processes. This free online course will give learners a detailed understanding of manufacturing and product design by covering topics such as what design is, how to use models in product design, bringing ideas from concept to prototype to production, using the product design specification, manufacturing processes such as casting, forming, cutting and joining, surface engineering and optical materials engineering. There are also a number of case studies to review. This course is ideal for employees or professionals who want to learn more about product design and manufacturing processes, and for learners who would like a career in the areas of manufacturing or product design. 



Operations management is of central importance to any organisation, whether they are manufacturing companies producing physical products or organisations offering services, or whether the organsiation is in the private, public or voluntary sectors. This free online course reviews a wide variety of topics from the development of operations management, to the role of the operations manager, the transformation model, planning and scheduling methodologies and practices, and inventory and quality management. This course will give learners a thorough understanding and knowledge of operations management and its organisational and managerial applications. The course is ideal for learners working in organisations, or who would like to work in organisations, and who want to contribute to the development of the organisation in the area of operations management. 



Statistics and statistical methods play a major role in the work environment in areas such as business, science, finance, economics, engineering to mention just a few. It is very important that people are comfortable with reading statistics and using statistical methods. This free online Diploma in Statisticswill give you the knowledge and understanding of basic statistical methods such as sampling and collecting data, probability, distributions, regression analysis. By completing this course you will gain the knowledge and understanding to confidently read statistics and apply statistical methods within your daily working environment. 



Having a business presence on the Internet has become a necessity in today’s world. This free online diploma course from ALISON will guide learners through the initial steps of setting up an online business, from choosing a web hosting account for your site through registering your domain name. The course will then explore some of the essential tools in building your site, including HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Adobe Dreamweaver. Also covered are affiliate and e-mail marketing, as well as the use of social media such as Facebook to help build your business. The Diploma in Web Business Development and Marketing is ideal for anyone who always wanted to set up a Web business but felt they lacked the skills, or for those with a desire to further their understanding of how online businesses work.



Workplace safety and health policies are key elements of any modern business or organisation. They can help ensure employee wellbeing as well as foster a productive work environment. This free online course from ALISON guides learners through all the important aspects involved. Topics covered include behaviour-based safety for supervisors and managers, workstation ergonomics, back safety, and the keys to maintaining a drug free workplace. You will gain a thorough understanding of key aspects such as risk analysis, hazard identification and control, safety education/training, and best practice policies for the implementation of effective safety programs. Also included is a case study that focuses on the management of safety and health in schools. This free online course is ideal for anyone who wishes to attain certification or gain a greater understanding of workplace safety and health. 



ALISON’s free online Diploma in Web Development course is ideal for you if you’ve always wanted to create your own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. This course explores the essential tools for Web page development including HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and Adobe Dreamweaver. It also examines the practical steps needed to build a Web site such as registering a domain name and choosing a hosting account. 

The course is ideal for both the novice and intermediate web-developer to enhance their understanding of Web development tools and techniques. On completion of the course, learners can obtain a Diploma-level qualification to enhance their skillset, CV and career prospects.