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Health and Social Care

Innovative, cost-effective ways to improve outcomes with learning and development

We offer flexible Health and Social Care learning solutions to meet your organisational needs – whether you want to develop individual employees, groups of staff or whole departments.

We can help you boost the knowledge, skills and confidence of your staff so that they can play their part in providing compassionate care and improving service user outcomes.

The OU is the UK's largest provider of HSC education

  • The Open University is the UK’s largest provider of health and social care education.
  • Around 9,000 OU health and social care students are sponsored directly by employers through partnership and commissioning arrangements.
  • The Open University is the preferred provider of the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice, and the award is approved and kitemarked by the Youth Justice Board.

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OU programmes offer a high quality, effective way to develop workforce skills and professionalism in schools.

Explore our education sector solutions.

Charity and Voluntary

The OU has a strong history of working in the charity and voluntary sector.

View our charity and voluntary sector solutions.

Engineering and Manufacturing

OU training courses respond to the higher level skills strategy of the engineering and construction sector.

See our engineering and manufacturing sector solutions.

Health and Social Care

OU programmes offer a high quality, effective way to develop health and social care staff.

Discover our health and social care solutions.

IT and Telecoms

The breadth, scale and reach of the OU makes us an ideal partner in IT and telecoms learning and development.

Read about our IT and telecoms learning solutions.

Local Government

The OU offers a range of skills courses that will enhance the development of local government personnel.

View our local government sector solutions.