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Public Sector Case Studies

Over 470 healthcare providers and 190 local authorities use The Open University (OU) to advance their staff and enhance their services.

They know a highly skilled workforce is key to delivering the positive outcomes their patients, customers and residents expect. They also understand the important role L&D plays in recruiting, rewarding and retaining staff in the public sector.


Procuring education via a Framework or Dynamic Purchasing System

The OU understands that in the public sector, many organisations may be required to procure services through a framework of approved/ appointed suppliers. We're are on a number of the most commonly used national Frameworks/Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS), so that you can easily commission our services in line with your organisation’s procurement rules. Find out more about partnering with the OU through Frameworks.


See who we have helped

Discover how the OU has helped hundreds of councils, public services and NHS Trusts to harness the power of their people and better serve their community.

 Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

How the Open University is expanding the growing field of Learning Disability nursing.

City of York Council
City of York Council

Learn how City of York Council supports aspiring social workers on their staff to qualify using the OU Registered Social Worker Degree Apprenticeships.

Cornwall Council
Cornwall Council

Learn how Cornwall Council managed to grow-their-own social work talent and overcome the challenge of an ageing workforce with the OU.

Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council

Learn how Glasgow City Council develop the management skills of their health and social care staff with the OU.

Intellectual Property Office

Discover how the Intellectual Property Office add to their employer appeal by offering learning opportunities through the OU.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Learn how the Isle of Wight NHS Trust changed their recruitment strategy in partnership with the OU to grow their nursing workforce.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Hear how Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust train new nurses in partnership with the OU and the impact it has on patient care.

North Yorkshire Police

Hear how North Yorkshire Police recruit and prepare new police constables to deliver high standards in challenging circumstances in partnership with the OU.

Powys County Council

Read how Powys County Council overcome social worker shortages and lack of local HE provision by partnering with the OU.

Powys County Council
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

How the OU is working collaboratively in Southampton to deliver apprenticeships in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Learning for the whole workforce

Our programmes span everything from microcredentials to MBAs, meaning you can upskill staff at all levels of your business. Choose from a range of options to suit individual requirements, or design your own tailored programme with our learning experts.

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