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Seren Programme

Studying a university level module alongside your AS or A2 studies can help broaden academic knowledge, bridge the gap between school and university and enhance your personal statement for the UCAS application.

Are you a Seren student?

Teenagers studyingStudying an Open University module alongside AS and A2 courses can really benefit your ability to:

  • Achieve greater exam success.
  • Evidence your strengths and aptitude on UCAS applications
  • Stand out when competing for a place on a competitive university course
  • Make more informed decisions about learning and career choices

How to enrol

Seren Students:

As a Seren student you may be entitled to Welsh Government bursary funding which will cover the cost of the Open University module fees.

Once you have chosen a module from those listed, please inform the Seren coordinator at your school or college, who will be able to provide you with the necessary documents to register on a module.  If you have any queries regarding the modules you can look up each course below, contact our Student Support Team at the OU in Wales on 029 2047 1170 or email 

School/College Seren Coordinators: 

Please liaise with your area Hub Coordinator to confirm if bursary support is available and to request the necessary registration documentation that needs to be completed.  Completed applications need to be sent to 

Accredited modules available for Seren study

Our courses start on various dates and there are registrations deadlines for each course. Visit the webpages of the individual courses for more information

Did you know?

The Open University is the UK’s largest university with over 180,000 students currently studying, we offer world–leading distance learning that comes to you. So if you study an OU module alongside your A-levels, you’ll study online, in your own time, whenever it suits you (but you will have deadlines!).

Other courses

We have more short courses available; these are non-accredited, online courses which you can register for at any time. You will not be awarded credits for studying these courses, but on successful completion you will be issued with an OU certificate to recognise your achievement. For example Discovering Wales and Welsh is an ideal short course to study alongside the Welsh Baccalaureate.


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If you are a student or teacher and are interested in finding out more

please email us
or call our student support team 
029 20 471170.