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Facing the future with confidence in the fast-moving tech sector

After 15 years as a network specialist, Simon jumped at the chance to broaden his skills with a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship. Not only that but he managed to get married, move house and welcome his second child at the same time.

6th July 2021

ThirdSector.co.uk webinar: Doing more with less

We asked leading industry experts how non-profits can make the most of their existing people and resources as we emerge from the pandemic.

1st July 2021

Talk: The Nursing Academy education model

Delivering the Recovery was the name and theme of a recent three-day NHS Confed Conference. The virtual event involved expert speakers and 5,000 health and care leaders reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

24th June 2021

Degree apprentice Niall says ‘jump right in’

Niall Middleton works at web technology consultancy Olamalu and is a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprentice at The Open University. In June 2021, Niall was awarded the Tech Industry Gold Certificate of Merit, nominated by his Practice Tutor, Liz Victor.

16th June 2021

Talk: New trends in L&D revealed at the Festival of Work

The Open University (OU) launched its latest Trends in Learning Report at the CIPD’s Festival of Work. Trends in Learning 2021 report highlights emerging workplace learning and education trends. This year’s report explores five innovations:

16th June 2021

New report: Trends in Learning 2021

Social justice, wellbeing and authenticity. These are some of the key themes in The Open University’s (OU) Trends in Learning 2021 report. Launching at the CIPD’s Festival of Work conference, the annual report identifies and explores emerging trends in the learning and education sectors. 

15th June 2021

Interview with Robson, a final year degree apprentice student at Milton Keynes University Hospital

The Open University’s Apprenticeships Ambassador, Laura Burley, recently checked in with 23-year-old Robson Grant, a final year Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprentice at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

11th June 2021

Webinar highlights best practice tech adoption for SMEs

Digital transformation has been hugely accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. But several key elements need to be in place in order for that transformation to happen successfully: digital skills, leadership and management expertise, and business leaders who understand the potential of technology and are willing and able to invest in the right technologies and skills.

10th June 2021

Providing businesses with the skills for success

Kate Dewmartin set up Pembrokeshire-based craftcourses.com in 2011. It is a leading creative experience website, offering thousands of arts, crafts and wellbeing workshops, classes and courses. The company’s story is featured in a new report by The Open University and Be the Business into digital skills.

10th June 2021
Skills for Success 2021 report

Skills for success: Supporting business leaders with digital adoption

The embrace of technology by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK has rapidly accelerated since the Covid-19 pandemic first began – accelerating innovation in the process. However, we also know that of those businesses that adopt technology, most are unsuccessful.

28th May 2021

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