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Our Work

We work closely with organisations across the whole of Scotland to take our learning opportunities to as many people as possible. These include employers, unions, charities and voluntary sector groups, universities, colleges, schools and sports bodies.

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Employers

We engage with Scotland's employers to provide exceptional learning and development solutions, such as keeping Scotland’s health, social care, education and business professionals at the head of their fields.

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Colleges

The Open University in Scotland has active partnerships with 15 Scottish colleges, with credit transfer options for students onto degree level studies. 

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Schools

Our popular Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) gives S6 pupils the chance to study an OU module. We also support teachers’ professional learning and development at home and abroad.