Cost-effective local government training
Local government training needs are as diverse as the organisations in your sector. The scale of the OU, our understanding of cultural diversity and our commitment to the cost-effectiveness of part time and distance learning make the OU an ideal supplier of local government training.
What makes us particularly suitable is that 75% of the workforce in your sector are women and 90% of part-time posts are also for women. OU courses fit neatly around their domestic and professional lives, while providing the high degree of personal support that can be so crucial to course completion.
The local government training sector draws on a huge variety of OU courses and qualifications. They range from Early Years courses, childhood & youth courses, business and management courses, social work courses, and education for teachers, through to short elearning courses.
Management development and professional skills
The OU can equip your sector with a range of skills which will enhance the management development and professionalism of your staff. Our management development qualifications are explained in Developing Management and Skills. These include a very relevant new qualification, the Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services. For other professional skills, find out more about what the OU can offer your organisation under Professional Courses.
We also offer short and introductory Openings courses in a range of subjects. Find out more on our Openings Courses page.
If your organisation would benefit from training customised to its own circumstances, challenges and context, click Custom solutions
Government Procurement Service
The Government Procurement Service is designed to make the purchasing of learning, development and e-learning solutions more simple and tailors these to public sector needs. Public sector customers are also offered the best value for money from the ´best of breed´ suppliers, accredited under the framework. The Open University is the only Higher Education Institution that supplies solutions under the Social Awareness, Vocational Training, Bespoke eLearning and Generic eLearning categories.