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Keep up-to-date with the latest L&D trends and research

From funding and training to advice and best practice, our Latest Trends Blog houses a whole host of information to support you with learning and development at your organisation. 

We’ll frequently be updating the articles, expert opinions, and facts and figures here, so do check in regularly to learn more and keep abreast of the latest news.

And we don’t just deliver knowledge.

We also offer renowned higher and degree apprenticeship packages to help improve your organisation’s productivity and performance, as well as a range of degrees, modules and short courses.

Towards Maturity Report

In Focus: The Work-based Learning Dividend

The Open University has sponsored a new piece of research, to help employers understand how to empower the self-directed learner and build effective learning environments.

31st August 2017

Developing existing staff with apprenticeships

Despite the wealth of advantages that higher and degree apprenticeships have to offer, there may still be many questions and concerns around whether to make the transition or not – whether that comes from the senior leaders, HR and L&D teams or the line managers themselves.

25th August 2017
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Taking on a new degree apprentice

Despite the wealth of advantages that higher and degree apprenticeships have to offer, you may still have some questions and concerns on whether they’re right for your organisation.

22nd August 2017
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Trends in Learning Report 2017

Our new Trends in Learning 2017 report is taken from The Open University’s innovating pedagogy research from our Institute of Educational Technology.

7th July 2017
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Join our apprenticeships webinar series

Are you interested in apprenticeship programmes but need to know more? Do you want to find out how to make them work in your organisation?

12th June 2017
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Develop existing staff via degree apprenticeship programmes

Degree apprenticeships have opened up a new route for training existing staff for career progression, as well as new roles…

17th May 2017
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Four ways you can make the most of degree apprenticeships

The apprenticeship levy launches this week, which means you can start accessing apprenticeship funding from 1 May 2017 for staff based in England. How can you make sure...

3rd April 2017
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Six things you need to know about apprenticeship funding

Utilised correctly, apprenticeship funding from the levy can help UK organisations operating in England deliver the advanced technical, managerial and professional skills...

27th March 2017
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Six basic things you need to know about the apprenticeship levy

Research carried out by skills agencies, surveying 500 public sector employers, found that more than half did not think, or were unsure, if the apprenticeship levy...

20th March 2017
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Pilot degree apprenticeship programmes in your organisation

Many employers recognise the advantages of degree apprenticeships and the value they create in developing highly-skilled workforces. However, what is holding...

10th March 2017

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Flexible Learning Hub

The Open University sponsors a TrainingZone hub to support Learning and Development practitioners in developing a successful flexible learning approach. It includes whitepapers, expert guidance, videos and interviews.

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