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OpenLearn makes a wide range of materials from OU courses freely available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. If you’re looking for a taste of OU learning or a particular subject, OpenLearn is the perfect place to start.

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FutureLearn is a private company owned by the OU. The free courses are created in partnership with currently 85 universities and institutions.

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Formal learning with the OU

The OU has hundreds of courses, from access level to postgraduate level, that address the development needs of a range of public sector workers. Thousands of UNISON members have already successfully studied with the OU – could you be next?