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Free online learning

The Open University's vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free educational resources.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to upskill or learn more about a particular interest, or whether you have 5 minutes or 50 hours. We’ve got a huge range of free online learning to help you explore your passion or need.

You can access any of these materials from your home (as long as you have internet access), your local library, or alternatively call into our Belfast office and a member of staff can guide you through how to access them.

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Interested in a new topic and want to dig deeper? Or maybe you're already passionate about a subject. You’ll find over 950 free courses, totalling over 8,500 hours of learning. It’s all free

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BBC partnership

For more than 50 years the OU and the BBC have co-produced inspirational content brinigng learning to life for millions of people.

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Free courses for local SMEs

The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to offer a range of free training and learning resources to re-power businesses.