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Why The Open University?

From affordability to scalability, we have a learning and development service to meet every business need. Learn why organisations choose to work with us and why we’re such a trusted provider of executive education.

At The Open University we’re not only academic experts - we understand industry, too. That’s why so many organisations choose us to solve their business problems and provide business services.

Here are just some of the reasons why we’re in demand:

  • Flexibility: We offer more than 600 modules, our teaching methods are inherently flexible and we can adapt solutions to your organisation’s unique needs.
  • Practicality: Due to the nature of Open University study, our training solutions mean minimal disruption for your organisation and maximum productivity.
  • Range: We can upskill your employees, help you to attract and retain new staff and work with you to nurture future leaders. Our range of business solutions meet all these needs and more.
  • Value: Our business solutions cost less than you might think. And what employees learn with us they can apply to their workplace the next day, delivering an immediate return on investment.
  • Scale: As the UK’s largest university, we can deliver locally, nationally and internationally. Our scalable solutions will meet the needs of your organisation, whether you wish to develop one employee or 10,000 across multiple sites worldwide.

I would recommend working with The Open University to other businesses. Their flexibility, professionalism and quality of management training are of great value to us.

Kay Devine, Graduate Development Lead, FirstGroup plc.
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What our clients say

The verdict from organisations is unanimous: working in collaboration with The Open University meets their needs and improves their businesses.

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Sponsor your employees

There are numerous benefits to sponsoring your organisation’s employees to train with The Open University.

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Partnership with CIPD

The Open University has formed a partnership with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional association for human resources and people development.

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