The key to competitiveness
The skills you need to prosper in your sector will be numerous and diverse. Many necessary professional skills will reflect the specific circumstances and challenges of the sector in which you operate.
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Other required professional skills are common to almost all private and public organisations with a competitive focus. Flexibility is the keynote of the OU’s offer in corporate learning and development. At one end, we provide general and comprehensive Manager development. At the other, we offer a wide range of flexible online courses which are suitable for many grades of staff. We have mapped our offering to the general skills framework to highlight how we may be able to help you and your staff develop.
Click to discover the individual courses in each skills grouping.
General skills framework
- Leadership skills
- People management skills
- Project and programme management skills
- Skills for analysing and using evidence
- Financial management skills
- Strategic thinking skills
- Communications and marketing skills
- Creative and Problem Solving Skills
- Key corporate skills
- Ethical practice skills
- IT skills
- Numeracy skills
The OU provides courses of varying length that are drawn from our experience and knowledge of particular sectors and may or may not form part of an academic qualification. This type of training course in professional skills is explained in Sector Solutions