Free places on microcredential courses

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, we’re offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded microcredential course in a variety of subject areas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for developing key skills in the workforce. The OU are committed to supporting the upskilling and reskilling of individuals and organisations by offering a limited number of free places.
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How to apply

You can apply for a place on one microcredential by completing our expression of interest form. You can only apply for a funded place through this page. There are a limited number of places available.

To apply you'll need to be:

  • resident in Scotland
  • a UK citizen or have the legal right to live and work in the UK
  • 18+ years of age.
The final deadline for applications is 17:00 on 14 February 2021.

What you can study

You can also email us for further information on our microcredentials or the application process.