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Degrees, diplomas, short courses

The Open University is Europe’s largest university and the world’s leading distance-learning provider. We know how to educate your staff in a way that offers maximum flexibility, supports staff productivity and teaches your staff exactly what they need to learn in order to address your organisation’s needs.

We offer a range of courses to address learning and development needs, from short courses and diplomas to the degrees for which we’re renowned.

Our courses, which can be accredited or unaccredited, include:

  • CPD courses:  Our Executive Education team offers short, focused courses designed to meet immediate workplace needs. This portfolio of short courses is ideal for staff who need to update or improve their skills.
  • Vocational qualifications: The Open University has successfully delivered vocational qualifications for more than 15 years. These qualifications are an ideal way to ensure that your employees’ skills and knowledge meet national industry standards. They can be used within your organisation to set standards expected of staff in a particular sector, and can be an effective means of motivating employees.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees: Our range of qualifications includes our triple-accredited MBA and a wide range of degrees.

We specialise in blended learning, which can include face-to-face in-house training, online activities and resources, and print media, according to your needs.

Much of our workplace learning takes place online, minimising disruption to your organisation and maximising efficiency.

There are so many advantages to Open University study. It offers a flexibility you just don’t get from any other university. The quality of learning is fantastic.

Tony Mackie, Principal Officer Learning and Development, Glasgow City Council

To find out more about sponsoring your staff to learn with The Open University, contact us.

View our available courses.

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