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OU Validation Partner Institutions

The Open University has a varied and international group of partner institutions, including institutions across Europe and the Middle East. Once approved, institutions offer Open University validated awards, granted under the University's UK Royal Charter. These have complete parity of esteem with the awards offered throughout UK higher education. Our partner institutions are:

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills

All Nations

Amity Global Varsity

Arab Open University

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Ballet West 

Belfast Metropolitan College

Bishop Auckland College

Bridgwater and Taunton College

Cambridge Muslim College

Chichester College

Christie's Education

Craven College

Education for Health

Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg

Hull College Group (including Hull College and Harrogate College)

Leeds City College

Lincoln College

London College of Creative Media 

London College of International Business Studies

Maryvale Institute

Middlesbrough College

New College Durham

Newham College (University Centre)

Niccolò Cusano (Italian) University in London

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Plymouth College of Art

Regent's University London

RNFAA Military Aviation Academy

Ruskin College Oxford

South Essex College

The American College of Greece - DEREE College

The American College of Thessaloniki

The City of Liverpool College

The Sheffield College

Union School of Theology

University Centre Calderdale College

University Centre Quayside

In addition, please click on the following link for the list of all collaborative arrangements for programmes leading to OU qualifications.