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Working with Care UK to improve healthcare in justice

The Open University (OU) has partnered with Care UK to deliver the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship to Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs) who are employed across more than 40 prison and young offender establishments where healthcare services are provided by Care UK’s Health in Justice division.

22nd October 2019
Making the most of the apprenticeship levy in England

Making the most of the apprenticeship levy in England: Understanding levy transfers

Apprenticeship levy transfers are a great way of making the most of the levy funding - for both the transferring employer, and the employer receiving the funds. 

18th October 2019
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Delivering successful apprenticeship programmes for learners with disabilities

Laney Stemp is an excellent example of how employers and providers are able to work in partnership to deliver successful apprenticeship programmes for learners with disabilities. Laney works for Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which provides a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

26th September 2019
Access to Apprenticeships report

Access to Apprenticeships

Access to Apprenticeships is a new report by The Open University (OU) which explores access to, and the availability of, apprenticeships for people with declared disabilities. It is based on the results of a major survey of over 700 large and small employers across England.

25th September 2019
Nick Boston with apprentice

How Open University Practice Tutors support work-based learning in apprenticeships

Nick Boston is a Practice Tutor at The Open University supporting apprentices in the South of England on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. In his blog, Nick talks about what the role entails and how he is able to work with both the employer and the apprentice to ensure successful completion of work-based learning and support the programme as a whole.

21st August 2019
Phil Kenmore at the APPG

MPs and Peers hear from The Open University about success of nursing apprenticeships

The Open University’s Phil Kenmore, Head of Health and Social Care (Business Development) was recently invited to address the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships in Westminster.

25th June 2019
IBM apprentice

Open University partnership with IBM featured in new report

A partnership between The Open University and IBM features in the new State of the Relationship report by The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), launched today.

18th June 2019
Female nurse apprentice

Catch up on our nursing employer webinar

The Open University has been delivering successful pre-registration nurse training since 2002 and currently works with over 180 employers. This webinar aimed at employers, outlined the OU's unique approach, which blends technology-enabled learning with local support from expert tutors - all delivered in partnership with employers across the NHS and in all four nations of the UK.

7th June 2019
Three nurses

Employer webinar: Developing the nursing workforce – the ‘OU Way’

The Open University (OU) has been delivering successful pre-registration nurse training since 2002. Our unique approach blends technology-enabled learning with local support from expert tutors, and is delivered in partnership with employers. An OU nursing degree is well suited to a wide variety of students who prefer a more flexible approach which enables study around family or other commitments and for those less able to move or travel to study.

20th May 2019

How The Open University supports employers to deliver apprenticeship programmes.

In this blog, Diane Griffiths talks about her role as an Apprenticeship Programme Delivery Manager at the Open University (OU). She explains how she provides support to employers to run successful OU higher and degree apprenticeship programmes.

15th May 2019

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