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.
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.
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.
Learn how City of York Council supports aspiring social workers on their staff to qualify using the OU Registered Social Worker Degree Apprenticeships.
Learn how Cornwall Council managed to grow-their-own social work talent and overcome the challenge of an ageing workforce with the OU.
Learn how Glasgow City Council develop the management skills of their health and social care staff with the OU.
Discover how the Intellectual Property Office add to their employer appeal by offering learning opportunities through the OU.
Hear how Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust train new nurses in partnership with the OU and the impact it has on patient care.
See how Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust use the OU’s Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship to grow ‘capable and credible leaders’.
Discover how Milton Keynes University Hospital are increasing their agility and skills for digital transformation, using the OU’s flexible degree apprenticeships.
See how Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust expands their talent pool and upskills support workers with flexible nursing qualifications from the OU.
Hear how North Yorkshire Police recruit and prepare new police constables to deliver high standards in challenging circumstances in partnership with the OU.
Read how Powys County Council overcome social worker shortages and lack of local HE provision by partnering with the OU.
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.