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Workforce L&D Insight Hub

Here you will find a wealth of information and resources – from blog articles and interviews, to guides and reports – all focusing on key areas of professional learning and development (L&D).

We know that L&D is going through unprecedented change in response to drivers such as the impact of digital technology, the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, the growing multi-generational workforce, specific skills gaps and low levels of productivity in the UK.

In addition, there’s an increasing need to align L&D strategy with business strategy, embrace learning analytics and build robust talent pipelines. With so many demands and pressures, it’s understandably difficult to keep up with it all.

So, we thought we’d help you navigate these issues and more, by creating the Workforce L&D Knowledge and Insight Hub. Using Open University research, academic insight and industry expertise, these resources have been designed to keep you informed of the latest L&D topics and trends, to help you transform your workforce.

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Learning: the new career?

Learning: the new career? is an exploration of change, disruption and the future of workplace learning. Explore the changes and disruption affecting HR and L&D.

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Latest news and events

The latest Open University news, webinars, events and free online courses, as well as relevant and topical workforce learning and development (L&D) news. Keep-up-to-date.

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L&D guides and reports

Organisations need powerful L&D strategies to fill skills gaps, unlock potential and increase performance. Keep abreast of the changes in workplace learning and learn how to create strategies for business impact.

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Leadership and management skills

Investing in leadership and management skills can boost productivity, improve morale and create happy, high-performing teams. Explore the impacts of leadership and management and how skills can be developed.

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Digital and technical skills

Demand is high for digital and technical skills, but the skills shortage is growing. Discover the options and possible solutions.

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Information to help your organisation benefit from the apprenticeship reforms and upcoming Apprenticeship Levy.

Apprenticeships Knowledge and Insights Hub


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