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How The Open University is transforming nursing education with introduction of Enquiry-based learning

The Open University (OU) is releasing a new report in partnership with National Health Executive into the use of Enquiry-based learning (EBL) within nurse education. The innovative teaching style closes the theory-practice gap, especially crucial within the nursing profession. 

14th November 2022

Why earning and learning works for businesses – introducing The 5% Club

The Open University works with more than 2,800 organisations to provide earn and learn opportunities. As a sign of the learning and development it provides its own staff, the OU is a member of The 5% Club, a charity which promotes inspire positive action for increased and accessible workplace learning.

19th October 2022

Developing the Learning Disability learning pathway

There is an acute shortage of learning disability nurses in England. Traditionally a small field of nursing, demand has been increasing in recent years. “The learning disability nursing workforce is growing,” says Erica Goddard, Staff Tutor, Nursing at The Open University (OU).

12th October 2022

A flexible partnership to grow the local nursing workforce

A few years ago, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW NHS Trust) decided to change its recruitment strategy in order grow its local nursing workforce. The numbers of nursing professionals was declining on the island and opportunity to qualify was somewhat limited, so the Trust partnered up with The Open University (OU) to offer a new flexible educational route through the Apprenticeship Levy.

6th October 2022

Tapping into Ambition – the highlights

The Open University and TrainingZone partnered together to run an event in June to inspire organisations to tap into the ambition of their people. The event was hosted by TrainingZone editor Becky Norman and renowned learning analyst Laura Overton.

5th October 2022

RDT: Growing digital talent from within

RDT’s DNA is to innovate and tirelessly find ways of working that give the company a competitive edge. And when it comes to investing in the stars of the future, there's never been a more important time to get it right.

28th September 2022

Employer webinar gives employers the tools to beat the skills shortage

The Open University (OU) recently hosted a webinar called How to beat the skills shortage. The webinar discussed the UK’s skills landscape, in the context of the findings of the 2022 Business Barometer report, which was produced by the OU in conjunction with The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

15th September 2022

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc Life Sciences Skills Report

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is home to the most productive Life Sciences cluster in Europe. The Oxford-Cambridge Universities Project is looking to better understand and harness this wealth of economic resource for the benefit of the region. The Arc has launched a project to understand what is required for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc to be one of the world’s leading clusters of innovation and economic activity in Life Sciences.

8th September 2022

What’s the “big” deal with microcredentials

The Open University (OU) has been running a series of podcasts about learning and the skills landscape in Northern Ireland. Previous podcasts have looked at skills in the tech and manufacturing sectors and the importance of lifelong learning. 

24th August 2022

New whitepaper helps employers leverage social mobility

The Open University has collaborated with TrainingZone to publish a new whitepaper which looks at the role of Learning and Development teams in enabling social mobility.

24th August 2022

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