OpenLearn is our online library of free learning resources. More than a million people visit the site each month* for accessible, bitesize learning.
There are thousands of short courses and learning materials to help upskill your staff, flexibly and free of charge.
Discover how OpenLearn can help your organisation upskill staff for improved performance, productivity and progression.
OpenLearn has more than 1,000 free courses and thousands of resources: from short courses for self-study to articles, videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes.
Resources cover a wide range of topics including:
Learners who complete our courses get a statement of participation - some courses also provide a digital badge that they can use on their CV or social media to recognise their achievement. Rewarding staff who achieve badges is a great way to encourage engagement with the platform.
There is also a series called ‘My Career Goal’ that helps people identify skills gaps and a training pathway to progress in their chosen career.
OpenLearn is a treasure – helping to build a healthier, fairer, and more environmentally aware society. It has been a learning lifeline for millions, especially through the pandemic. 100 million visitors – wow! I am incredibly proud of the achievement and the work of OU colleagues who make this possible.Martha Lane-Fox
Chancellor, The Open University
There are lots of reasons to make OpenLearn available to your employees. Here’s our top five.
There are three main ways to use OpenLearn for staff development.
Take a look at the OpenLearn website to discover the material on offer and contact us to discuss bespoke courses for your organisation.
Over the past 15 years, 100 million people have visited OpenLearn to unlock their potential, at a pace and place that suits them. More than 2 millions certificates have been issued along with 200,000 digital badges awarded.
Two organisations embracing the potential of curated courses in OpenLearn are Uber and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Learn about the nationwide partnership between OpenLearn, DWP and Jobcentre Plus to tackle skills gaps for job seekers.
Discover how Uber use OpenLearn to improve their drivers’ communication skills, boost their employer brand and support social mobility.