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Introduction to OUVP 

Welcome to The Open University Validation Partnerships (OUVP) website. Whether you’re a current or prospective partner, a student or simply want to find out more about us, this website will provide all the information you need about OUVP. If you have any questions or want to speak to a member of our team, don’t hesitate to contact us here.

About us

Find everything you need to know about Validated Partnerships, our team, our partners and what validation means.

Become a Partner

Are you interested in becoming an approved institution and offering degree level qualifications?

Supporting Information

For Partners, External Examiners, Academic Reviewers, Panel Members


A-Z Forms, Templates & FAQs

Find all our forms and templates and FAQs here


Awards and Aftercare

For students who hold an award of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) or an Open University validated award and for third parties seeking verification of these types of award. 


Information for students 

Access free online resources to help you study, find out about studying with The OU and what to do if you have a complaint.



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OUVP in the spotlight for contribution to University Strategy

As part of current institution-wide engagement around a new University Strategy, Gráinne McGowan, OUVP Senior Quality and Partnerships Manager was interviewed on her contribution to the institutional strategy, specifically, Strategic Goal One: Extending our reach and offer to include even more people from all parts of society in lifelong learning.

18th February 2021
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OU features in Al Arabiya News as world leader in online distance education

The OU’s capability in meeting the challenge of distance learning in the COVID-19 age is highlighted in a news item by Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Professor of Learning Technology & Communication (Institute of Educational Technology) in Al Arabiya News.

1st February 2021

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) joins the OUVP Family

OUVP welcomes New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) to its growing family of validated partners.

6th January 2021
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