The Open University (OU) is one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK. At any time around a thousand students are studying with us. Whether you're trying to get into the profession or you're looking to become a qualified social worker our flexible study arrangements fit in with your work and home life, so you can carry on earning while you learn.
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Our curriculum is developed by leading academics and professionals who are actively engaged in social work, ensuring that teaching reflects current priorities. We're also pioneers in working collaboratively with service users, whose voices are heard throughout our learning materials - challenging and enriching the contributions of practitioners and policy makers alike.