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Public sector case studies

Over 430 healthcare providers and 160 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.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

See how Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust use the OU’s Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship to grow ‘capable and credible leaders’.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital

Discover how Milton Keynes University Hospital are increasing their agility and skills for digital transformation, using the OU’s flexible degree apprenticeships.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

See how Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust expands their talent pool and upskills support workers with flexible nursing qualifications from the OU.

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. 

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.

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. 

North Yorkshire Police
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.

Intellectual Property Office
Intellectual Property Office

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

Powys County Council
Powys County Council

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

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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