The Open University

For over 50 years, The Open University (OU) has led the way in innovative, part-time distance-learning, developing workplace education solutions for employers across a wide range of sectors.

Specialising in developing high quality learning materials, based on rigorous research and industry insight, the OU combines academic excellence with technological expertise to deliver flexible, results-driven and truly engaging workplace learning solutions.

The OU’s flexible and adaptable approach enables consistent learning to be delivered at scale, across geographically dispersed workforces, through having a blended delivery model that uses advanced learning analytics to enhance the performance of business professionals.

Our well-developed blended learning approach enables us to deliver learning that is responsive to both organisational and staff needs, therefore maximising their return on investment.

This is why more than 2,400 employers, including IBM, Travis Perkins and the NHS, regularly choose the OU’s learning solutions to develop their workforces and 78 per cent of FTSE 100 companies sponsor their staff on OU courses.

Since 2016, The Open University has offered higher and degree apprenticeships. These are currently available in nursing, policing, social work, digital, leadership and management and over 1,800 apprentices are on OU programmes at over 500 organisations.