Be the one they search for

The right qualification will make sure you’re all set for a successful career in the future. 

From short courses to degrees, if you want to stay ahead in today’s competitive job market, we can help make it happen.
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Boost your business, computing and IT skills with the OU

It’s never been so important to have the right skills to make sure you stand out from the crowd. The OU is a leading provider of courses that address the UK’s skills shortage. Having the right set of skills won’t just give you the edge over every other candidate, it will open doors to bigger and better opportunities. 
Choose from a range of free courses and short courses, or a wide variety of certificates, diplomas and degrees at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Develop new skills, update existing ones, and showcase your value to prospective employers.
Find your course today and be the one they search for.

Reasons to choose the OU

  • Triple accredited business school.
  • 95% of OU Computing and IT graduates are in employment six months after they graduate.
  • 75 of FTSE 100 companies train their staff with us.

Revealing the top 5 hottest jobs of the future

Which job roles are set to soar in popularity? And how can you stay ahead of the curve? We asked a panel of top entrepreneurs to predict the most in-demand jobs anticipated for major growth over the next five years. From sustainability officers to cyber security experts, these are the roles set to soar in popularity across the business, sustainability and tech sector. Watch Finding the Future now to see the shortlist and learn how you can upskill flexibly with the OU to make sure you’ve got the skills employers crave in the coming years. 

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