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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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We got it!!! We are joint-Winner of the Annual HESPA Awards 2021!

OU Validation Partnerships (OUVP) is delighted to announce that The Open University (OU) has jointly won the Covid Response Award for its validation partnerships work in the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) awards.

28th June 2021
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